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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2002 10:38 pm    Post subject: Gentoo Kernel Sources Topic Reply with quote

I think it may be a good idea to create a seperate Gentoo Kernel/Sources topic/forum.

It seems that a lot of questions/problems are asked about kernel sources, and it may help a bit...

Just a suggestion :)
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2002 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seconded. Kernel/source questions come up a lot and I've noticed they often get moved around because they're considered innappropriately posted to certain groups. Maybe your suggestion would sort that out as well as lessen the traffic to more general forums.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2002 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thirded. It would probably thin out some of the message traffic in other forums, and kernel question posting *can* be a little ambiguous (i.e. which nic driver to use in kernel -> networking? dri support -> desktops? vanilla sources question -> general linux?).
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2002 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed.
Sounds like a great idea... for all the reasons just described.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2002 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes having a kernel forum a good idea. Maybe the moderators have this already in mind? I heard that a reorganisation of the forum is planned.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2002 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While this is a good idea in my opinion, don't you guys think there are already too many forums to keep up with?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2002 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think a kernel forum would be a little too specialized... hmm...

We're still tossing around ideas.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2002 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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While this is a good idea in my opinion, don't you guys think there are already too many forums to keep up with?


Not really. I think the more the merrier. It will help sub-divide problems/questions a little better. For example, I think having a generic "Desktop" forum envelopes WAY too much. That can easily be subdivided further...

But that is only my opinion. :)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2002 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So... if we double the number of forums, we'll quadruple the number of posts we get in All Things Gentoo because people don't know where to put 'em.

We're looking at cutting the number of forums by 30%, if not more.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2002 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

delta407 wrote:
So... if we double the number of forums, we'll quadruple the number of posts we get in All Things Gentoo because people don't know where to put 'em.

We're looking at cutting the number of forums by 30%, if not more.


That's why you are the boss...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2002 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That's why you are the boss...


No, I'm not the boss. Talk to klieber and/or Nitro -- but they agree that increasing the number of forums is a Bad Thing (TM).
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2002 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

delta407 wrote:
So... if we double the number of forums, we'll quadruple the number of posts we get in All Things Gentoo because people don't know where to put 'em.

We're looking at cutting the number of forums by 30%, if not more.


Ok, but it doesn't make any sense to me. In efforts to stop generic posting to generalized groups, they plan to FORCE people to post to generic groups by removing specialized forums?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2002 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The idea is to make the boundaries between forums more clear, which is to be accomplished by merging similar fourms.

We currently have 30 forums (sorta) -- Documentation has 10 posts, and Tips & Tricks has 476. Is there a foundational difference? Yeah, maybe, but they're similar enough that Tips & Tricks can eat Documentation without problems.

Also, one section will be labelled "Troubleshooting", reducing general questions being smattered about.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2002 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

delta407 wrote:
The idea is to make the boundaries between forums more clear, which is to be accomplished by merging similar fourms.

We currently have 30 forums (sorta) -- Documentation has 10 posts, and Tips & Tricks has 476. Is there a foundational difference? Yeah, maybe, but they're similar enough that Tips & Tricks can eat Documentation without problems.

Also, one section will be labelled "Troubleshooting", reducing general questions being smattered about.


That makes sense, I guess it depends on which forums are being moved/merged. But that is an argument for a later day :)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2002 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mellofone wrote:
But that is an argument for a later day :)


Yeah, first it has to get through committee... :D
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2002 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hrm. Wouldn't it be useful to have things properly divided and subdivided? I realize that the greatest volume of posts lands in "All Things Gentoo," primarily because it's where everyone just "sticks it." But wouldn't well defined forums (or subforums) help "unclutter" that mess? I think it would be nice to see a "Kernel 2.5" forum and "Kernel 2.4" forum, but maybe I'm just being selfish. Anywho, I realize it's ultimately up to the admins to decide - but a Troubleshooting forum would definetly be a good idea.
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