Suggestions for Beginners FAQ

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Re: Suggestions for Beginners FAQ

#21 Post by cynwulf »

Deckard wrote:A tutorial on the /etc/apt/sources.list would be very helpful for Ubuntu emigres who were shielded from the sight of one by the Ubuntu Software Center, and have no idea what the .list is, what it should look like, how to edit it, etc.
No need for a general FAQ or gerber section at all - the truth is out there: http://wiki.debian.org/SourcesList

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Re: Suggestions for Beginners FAQ

#22 Post by llivv »

remove all suggestions/rules about posting as non of the suggestions/rules are followed anyway.
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Re: Suggestions for Beginners FAQ

#23 Post by bmc5311 »

llivv wrote:remove all suggestions/rules about posting as non of the suggestions/rules are followed anyway.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Suggestions for Beginners FAQ

#24 Post by phenest »

bmc5311 wrote:
llivv wrote:remove all suggestions/rules about posting as non of the suggestions/rules are followed anyway.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
What's so funny? I second that suggestion. The rules are repeated for each topic section, and yet no-one seems to follow them.

Perhaps the forum requires a "home" page. An index page that is separate to the phpBB forum that lists all rules, and a link to enter the forum itself.
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Re: Suggestions for Beginners FAQ

#25 Post by Randicus »

One; Why resurrect this thread after a year?
Two;
Perhaps the forum requires a "home" page. An index page that is separate to the phpBB forum that lists all rules, and a link to enter the forum itself.
How would that make a difference? It would not prevent people from not reading the rules or reading them and ignoring them. The only thing it would accomplish is add another page to the board.

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Re: Suggestions for Beginners FAQ

#26 Post by phenest »

Randicus wrote:One; Why resurrect this thread after a year?
Two;
Perhaps the forum requires a "home" page. An index page that is separate to the phpBB forum that lists all rules, and a link to enter the forum itself.
How would that make a difference? It would not prevent people from not reading the rules or reading them and ignoring them. The only thing it would accomplish is add another page to the board.
First time members would be greeted by the "home" page and be confronted by all the rules and suggestions that they would have to scroll through to reach the link for the main forum. If the rules/suggestions were presented in an easy read format, it's more likely they would get read by newcomers, than as it stands currently.
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