• Articles, Forums, and Blogs - What's with that?

    Articles, forums, and blogs. The new forum functionality and layout may be a little confusing. The main function of the openSUSE forums is forums - collaborative dialog between openSUSE community members. The BLOGS and ARTICLES sections are meant to enhance the ability to find and share information.

    ARTICLES:
    Articles are meant to be a repository for useful information that can and should be reused. A good reply in the forums will soon get lost in the never ending conversations there, so we needed a method to save that good information and file it so it can be found and easily reused. Articles can be authored on the fly or forum posts can be promoted to articles. The forum staff are currently the only ones who can post articles. Articles are available in searches. Articles are categorized into one of the "Sections of Interest". They are also assigned a category (beginner, intermediate, advanced). This is designed to help community members to browse and find the information applicable to them.

    BLOGS:
    Blogs are available to staff and trusted users who have met minimum criteria in our community. Blogs are more informal than articles but are a good way of sharing information or following the thoughts of one of your favorite community contributors. Blogs are categorized and tagged, again a little less formally than articles.

    Comments are allowed on both articles and blogs.

    The staff here hopes these new features will enhance your experience with openSUSE and with the openSUSE forums. Thanks to everyone who adds their experience, knowledge, and thoughts to our community.
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. jdmcdaniel3's Avatar
      jdmcdaniel3 -
      When I select your Link: http://forums.opensuse.org/content.p...rums-and-Blogs This is what I get.

      Message

      jdmcdaniel3, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:

      1. Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
      2. If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.



      What does that mean?

      Thank You,
    1. kgroneman's Avatar
      kgroneman -
      Quote Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3 View Post
      When I select your Link: http://forums.opensuse.org/content.p...rums-and-Blogs This is what I get.

      What does that mean?

      Thank You,
      What that means, specifically, is that I screwed up. :-) I created a new user group that has blog posting permissions that you were promoted to, and totally forgot about the article permissions side of it. Thanks for helping me out. :-) Try it again. You SHOULD now have the right permissions to read it. Let me know if you have any more problems. - Kim
    1. jdmcdaniel3's Avatar
      jdmcdaniel3 -
      What that means, specifically, is that I screwed up. :-) I created a new user group that has blog posting permissions that you were promoted to, and totally forgot about the article permissions side of it. Thanks for helping me out. :-) Try it again. You SHOULD now have the right permissions to read it. Let me know if you have any more problems. - Kim
      Thank you for fixing and explaining the issue. I must say that it had me confused, not that it is real hard to confuse me, but I simply could not understand what was wrong or even state what was wrong, beyond posting the actual message that I received.

      Thank You,
    1. akaper's Avatar
      akaper -
      Thank you for this. I was confused about the difference between some sticky forum threads with how to's, articles with how to's, blogs with how to's and the wiki with how to's. Imho it is even better to have one place for all these helpfull instructions, but this clarify's things a lot.