Suggestion: An addition to signature

Have something to say about forums.debian.net itself?

Suggestion: An addition to signature

Postby makh » 2012-09-30 14:33

A tabbed or expandable button in signature to show:

each Debian users' (say):

1. Hardware via inxi or otherwise
2. Apps by repo
3. Apps by non repo (debian, compiled)
4. Apps on wine
5. Debian version
6. etc (only important stuff) :)

It shall be less than 100kb, say if 1000 fill it, total will be less than 100mb on forum server. :idea:

It may tend to promote the adaptability of Debian, and its success :!:
HP Probook 440 G2: Arch, Debian Stable
Server: none
Past: Debian, Centos, Ubuntu, Opensuse
GUI: Openbox, Cinnamon
Chroot: Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora
VM: Devuan

Employing the best:
Arabic
Debian
Homeopathic

For new: Try Linux Mint
User avatar
makh
 
Posts: 641
Joined: 2011-10-09 09:16

Re: Suggestion: An addition to signature

Postby phenest » 2012-10-02 18:29

And who's going to code it, and integrate it into the forum?
ASRock H77 Pro4-M i7 3770K - 32GB RAM - Pioneer BDR-209D
User avatar
phenest
 
Posts: 1704
Joined: 2010-03-09 09:38
Location: The Matrix

Re: Suggestion: An addition to signature

Postby ComputerBob » 2012-10-02 19:03

IMO, those who feel like sharing that type of information in their signatures already do it, without any need for it to be coded into the forum.
ComputerBob - Making Geek-Speak Chic (TM)
ComputerBob.com - Nearly 6,000 Posts and 22 Million Views
My Ministry
My Massive Stroke
_________________
Your life matters
User avatar
ComputerBob
 
Posts: 1197
Joined: 2007-11-30 04:49
Location: The Beautiful Sunshine State

Re: Suggestion: An addition to signature

Postby makh » 2012-10-03 01:04

phenest wrote:And who's going to code it, and integrate it into the forum?

Using open source tools, its not a rocket science OR is it :?: It shouldn't take much time. 8)

b) Well the team who got it from Lenney to Squeeze. :!:
ComputerBob wrote:IMO, those who feel like sharing that type of information in their signatures already do it, without any need for it to be coded into the forum.

Well kindly cross-check: there is a limit, just had to push it in (e.g. Can you put inxi -F there :?: ). :) And really wanted to add more. The information must be resourceful, understandable, and of-course opensource :| . After all, it is claimed that Debian is a Universal OS, proof comes from USER EXPERIENCES/CLAIMS. :)

2. Purpose is: simply it shall be of help to new entrants in debian/linux or some already existing. :idea:
HP Probook 440 G2: Arch, Debian Stable
Server: none
Past: Debian, Centos, Ubuntu, Opensuse
GUI: Openbox, Cinnamon
Chroot: Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora
VM: Devuan

Employing the best:
Arabic
Debian
Homeopathic

For new: Try Linux Mint
User avatar
makh
 
Posts: 641
Joined: 2011-10-09 09:16

Re: Suggestion: An addition to signature

Postby craigevil » 2012-10-03 01:50

Debian HCL; Debian GNU/Linux device driver check & report - http://kmuto.jp/debian/hcl/

Home Page - Linux Hardware Compatibility List - http://linuxhcl.com/
Debian Sid KDE Kernel 3.17 Thinkpad R40 Intel M 1.3 CPU 2GB RAM Radeon Mobility 7500
Debian - "If you can't apt-get something, it isn't useful or doesn't exist"
Debian upgrade script smxi | sysinfo script inxi
User avatar
craigevil
 
Posts: 5192
Joined: 2006-09-17 03:17
Location: Oz

Re: Suggestion: An addition to signature

Postby dilberts_left_nut » 2012-10-03 11:26

Maybe an addition to auto-insert emoticons randomly through each post would be helpful too, for all of those who forget or don't want to.

:roll:
AdrianTM wrote:There's no hacker in my grandma...
User avatar
dilberts_left_nut
 
Posts: 5080
Joined: 2009-10-05 07:54
Location: enzed

Re: Suggestion: An addition to signature

Postby ComputerBob » 2012-10-03 12:10

Personally, I don't care to post that much information about my systems in the signature of every post that I write, and I would prefer not to have to scroll past that much information about your system, over and over and over, in every thread in which you post.
ComputerBob - Making Geek-Speak Chic (TM)
ComputerBob.com - Nearly 6,000 Posts and 22 Million Views
My Ministry
My Massive Stroke
_________________
Your life matters
User avatar
ComputerBob
 
Posts: 1197
Joined: 2007-11-30 04:49
Location: The Beautiful Sunshine State

Re: Suggestion: An addition to signature

Postby squeezy » 2012-10-03 12:19

ComputerBob wrote:... I would prefer not to have to scroll past that much information about your system ...


That's why I turn signatures off in my forum preferences. Sometimes you can't tell the troubleshooting info from the signatures!
squeezy
 
Posts: 57
Joined: 2012-05-28 04:34

Re: Suggestion: An addition to signature

Postby ComputerBob » 2012-10-03 14:22

squeezy wrote:
ComputerBob wrote:... I would prefer not to have to scroll past that much information about your system ...


That's why I turn signatures off in my forum preferences. Sometimes you can't tell the troubleshooting info from the signatures!

It's too bad that someone would have to turn off everyone's signatures just because a few people insist on taking up so much space with theirs.
ComputerBob - Making Geek-Speak Chic (TM)
ComputerBob.com - Nearly 6,000 Posts and 22 Million Views
My Ministry
My Massive Stroke
_________________
Your life matters
User avatar
ComputerBob
 
Posts: 1197
Joined: 2007-11-30 04:49
Location: The Beautiful Sunshine State

Re: Suggestion: An addition to signature

Postby makh » 2012-10-03 15:16

The point was NOT TO ALTER THE SIGNATURE AREA .... but:

To have a button or tab to access this additional info, nothing more, nothing complicated. Nobody is forced to see it, until the tab or button is invoked. :idea:

One advantage shall be like: the scanner 2400 works, but @ colour mode and 75dpi doesnt performs.

Another: a compatible hp printer, it had issues. The other one ran perfect. Both ran, but run-time performance was different. :|
HP Probook 440 G2: Arch, Debian Stable
Server: none
Past: Debian, Centos, Ubuntu, Opensuse
GUI: Openbox, Cinnamon
Chroot: Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora
VM: Devuan

Employing the best:
Arabic
Debian
Homeopathic

For new: Try Linux Mint
User avatar
makh
 
Posts: 641
Joined: 2011-10-09 09:16

Re: Suggestion: An addition to signature

Postby yobo » 2012-10-04 16:25

Many times I try to find a solution for a problem that I have and the searching gets me to a linux user posting something like "in the machine that you can see in my signature ..." and of course you never know if that machine in his signature is the same machine he had when he posted.

Why should ever be a description of my machine in my signature? What is the point? In the 95% of a users posts the signature would be useless...
Last edited by yobo on 2012-10-04 16:59, edited 1 time in total.
yobo
 
Posts: 51
Joined: 2009-07-01 15:29

Re: Suggestion: An addition to signature

Postby makh » 2012-10-04 16:32

Hi Yobo

This has to be along the signature, NOT INSIDE SIGNATURE. :)

This is planned to be a contribution to open source :idea:
HP Probook 440 G2: Arch, Debian Stable
Server: none
Past: Debian, Centos, Ubuntu, Opensuse
GUI: Openbox, Cinnamon
Chroot: Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora
VM: Devuan

Employing the best:
Arabic
Debian
Homeopathic

For new: Try Linux Mint
User avatar
makh
 
Posts: 641
Joined: 2011-10-09 09:16

Re: Suggestion: An addition to signature

Postby ComputerBob » 2012-10-04 19:00

makh wrote:This is planned to be a contribution to open source :idea:

Judging from the responses in this thread so far, it doesn't look like this forum's users like your idea, so you're probably not going to find anyone here who will do the work to program it for you.

Maybe you'd like to contact the makers of this forum's phpBB software, and see if they'd like to implement your idea as a new forum feature in their software.
Last edited by ComputerBob on 2012-10-04 19:07, edited 1 time in total.
ComputerBob - Making Geek-Speak Chic (TM)
ComputerBob.com - Nearly 6,000 Posts and 22 Million Views
My Ministry
My Massive Stroke
_________________
Your life matters
User avatar
ComputerBob
 
Posts: 1197
Joined: 2007-11-30 04:49
Location: The Beautiful Sunshine State

Re: Suggestion: An addition to signature

Postby vbrummond » 2012-10-04 19:06

I also think if users wish to add this information they already can.
Always on Debian Testing
vbrummond
 
Posts: 4468
Joined: 2010-03-02 01:42

Re: Suggestion: An addition to signature

Postby makh » 2012-10-04 20:12

Hi ComputerBob & vbrummond
ComputerBob wrote:... so you're probably not going to find anyone here who will do the work to program it for you ...

GUI making softwares are very advanced these days. There shouldnt be any need to program/code. :)
vbrummond wrote:I also think if users wish to add this information they already can.

It is limited to 255 characters :!:

Its just a suggestion, the only intent is to benefit the opensource, nothing more.
HP Probook 440 G2: Arch, Debian Stable
Server: none
Past: Debian, Centos, Ubuntu, Opensuse
GUI: Openbox, Cinnamon
Chroot: Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora
VM: Devuan

Employing the best:
Arabic
Debian
Homeopathic

For new: Try Linux Mint
User avatar
makh
 
Posts: 641
Joined: 2011-10-09 09:16

Next

Return to Forum stuff & feedback

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests

fashionable