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Enough Forum Sections?

Yes I love how it is now - don't touch a thing
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20%
No I would like to see more specific areas - I will list below
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70%
Other - I will post my thoughts
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10%
 
Total votes: 10

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Post by wolfden » Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:19

lxnay wrote:I agree with the Compiz Fusion section. Wolfden?
Yes, maybe call it 3D Desktop & Managers or something

Networking is another big one Networking and Wireless is good name

We already have a gaming area and graphics and howto area for eduacation

Science & Engineering <-- not enough interest

Installation would be good area, tons of those scattered every where

Portage <-- to include package managers, software, bugs

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Post by maumike » Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:29

wolfden wrote:
lxnay wrote:I agree with the Compiz Fusion section. Wolfden?
Yes, maybe call it 3D Desktop & Managers or something

Networking is another big one Networking and Wireless is good name

We already have a gaming area and graphics and howto area for eduacation

Science & Engineering <-- not enough interest

Installation would be good area, tons of those scattered every where

Portage <-- to include package managers, software, bugs
I voted for more. IMHO what you said sounds like a step in the right direction.

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Post by wolfden » Thu Jul 12, 2007 7:05

Suggest layout of forums:

News
----Website news and their comments
Sabayon Linux Version Release Notes
----Release notes and notification of the official Sabayon Linux versions.
Sabayon Linux General Discussions
----Discussion in general that pertains to Sabayon Linux
Installation
----Questions with Installation
Hardware
----Hardware Related Issues
Networking and Wireless
----Networking Related Issues
3D Desktops and Managers
----Compiz-Fusion, KDE, Gnome, Fluxbox, etc...
Portage and Packaging
----Package Manager, Installing Software
The Gamers Shed
----All Gamers in here
Howto and Tuturials
----Officially sanctioned howtos and tutorials that are community submitted
Artwork and Development Suggestions
----Discuss all artwork and develepment - Suggestions needed
Off Topic
----If you want to talk about your personal paperweight, you've found the right place!

I came up with that, I suppose that would have to be done for each language. Than we can get rid of the subforum thing. This would be a major overall to the forums, but I think it is needed as we grow. One forum to cover so many topics just gets overwhelmed and harder to search.

Howto should be phased out to strictly wiki stuff
New Releases could just become the News section

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Post by darkscot » Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:06

We need a 'Newbie' section for people new to Sabayon AND Linux in general. It has been argued that Sabayon is not suitable for Linux newbies but I disagree.
By having a dedicated newbies section it would allow the 'stupid' questions to be grouped together. It might also encourage other experienced users to ask the questions they are embarrased to ask.

I also think the moderators should get tough on postings with "help" and "I have a problem" subjects. More specific subject descriptions help everyone.
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Post by wolfden » Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:14

darkscot wrote:We need a 'Newbie' section for people new to Sabayon AND Linux in general. It has been argued that Sabayon is not suitable for Linux newbies but I disagree.
By having a dedicated newbies section it would allow the 'stupid' questions to be grouped together. It might also encourage other experienced users to ask the questions they are embarrased to ask.

I also think the moderators should get tough on postings with "help" and "I have a problem" subjects. More specific subject descriptions help everyone.
Yes, a sticky telling people how to make a post, like giving as much information as possible instead of I can't get it to boot!!!!111

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Post by Fitzcarraldo » Thu Jul 12, 2007 15:20

wolfden wrote:Suggest layout of forums:

News
----Website news and their comments
Sabayon Linux Version Release Notes
----Release notes and notification of the official Sabayon Linux versions.
Sabayon Linux General Discussions
----Discussion in general that pertains to Sabayon Linux
Installation
----Questions with Installation
Hardware
----Hardware Related Issues
Networking and Wireless
----Networking Related Issues
3D Desktops and Managers
----Compiz-Fusion, KDE, Gnome, Fluxbox, etc...
Portage and Packaging
----Package Manager, Installing Software
The Gamers Shed
----All Gamers in here
Howto and Tuturials
----Officially sanctioned howtos and tutorials that are community submitted
Artwork and Development Suggestions
----Discuss all artwork and develepment - Suggestions needed
Off Topic
----If you want to talk about your personal paperweight, you've found the right place!

I came up with that, I suppose that would have to be done for each language. Than we can get rid of the subforum thing. This would be a major overall to the forums, but I think it is needed as we grow. One forum to cover so many topics just gets overwhelmed and harder to search.

Howto should be phased out to strictly wiki stuff
New Releases could just become the News section
Looks fine to me. Are you are saying that the HowTo section should be phased out and all the stuff not already in the Wiki moved there? If you are, I agree. The way it is at the moment, we have to search in two places to see if there is a HowTo.

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Post by wolfden » Thu Jul 12, 2007 17:09

yup, it's redundant otherwise - and the wiki can be easily updated for changes

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