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    Default What about a new forum?

    Like few extra that will be fun like:

    Mandriva
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    Slackware
    Fedora

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    Default Re: What about a new forum?

    On 4/20/2009 9:26 PM, 1michael1 wrote:
    > Like few extra that will be fun like:
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    > Mandriva
    > Ubuntu
    > Slackware
    > Fedora
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    >

    Why would an openSUSE forum that is distro specific open forums for
    other distros when they have forums themselves? Just my 2 cents.

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    Default Re: What about a new forum?

    I don't get it.

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    Default Re: What about a new forum?

    I'm not sure either. Do you mean a subforum here (forums.opensuse.org)? Or are you thinking of launching a new forum for other distros?

    Before the forums.opensuse.org merge, I was a member of suseforums.net (I miss that ol' blue color scheme...) and they used to have an "Other Distros" subforum. They dropped it though; I'm not sure it really made that much sense. Generally any discussion there was either general chit-chat or a soapbox discussion.

    Hmm, those two sound familiar...
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    Default Re: What about a new forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by zak89 View Post
    I'm not sure either. Do you mean a subforum here (forums.opensuse.org)? Or are you thinking of launching a new forum for other distros?

    Before the forums.opensuse.org merge, I was a member of suseforums.net (I miss that ol' blue color scheme...) and they used to have an "Other Distros" subforum. They dropped it though; I'm not sure it really made that much sense. Generally any discussion there was either general chit-chat or a soapbox discussion.

    Hmm, those two sound familiar...
    That word subforumI was looking for.Yes as a subforum is a good idea why not.

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    Default Re: What about a new forum?

    IMO I think a generic other languages would be better before other distro's. Then you non-native English speakers could jump in there and give them a hand.

    Certainly seem to get a few that wish to use there native language and struggle with English. As those translate web thingies IMO don't seem to be quite up to it.
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    Default Re: What about a new forum?

    On Tue, 21 Apr 2009 16:56:01 +0000, 1michael1 wrote:

    > That word *subforum*I was looking for.Yes as a subforum is a good idea
    > why not.


    Because the topic of these forums is openSUSE, not other distributions.

    Jim

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    Default Re: What about a new forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    On Tue, 21 Apr 2009 16:56:01 +0000, 1michael1 wrote:

    > That word *subforum*I was looking for.Yes as a subforum is a good idea
    > why not.


    Because the topic of these forums is openSUSE, not other distributions.

    Jim
    It was just a Idea it looks like is a bad one isn`t it

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    Default Re: What about a new forum?

    On Tue, 21 Apr 2009 17:06:01 +0000, FeatherMonkey wrote:

    > IMO I think a generic other languages would be better before other
    > distro's. Then you non-native English speakers could jump in there and
    > give them a hand.
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    > Certainly seem to get a few that wish to use there native language and
    > struggle with English. As those translate web thingies IMO don't seem to
    > be quite up to it.


    I think it depends on how you write the text to be translated. I find
    that Google Translate generally does pretty well as long as I write
    relatively formal English. I also tend to translate it back to English
    to see what it looks like - usually if it comes back resembling what I
    originally wrote, the translation seems to be pretty good (I usually will
    ask for feedback as well).

    But I think if you write colloquially, you do tend to end up with "My
    hovercraft is full of eels" type translations.

    Jim

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    Default Re: What about a new forum?

    Looks over his shoulder, you been watching

    I also tend to translate it back to English
    to see what it looks like
    Exactly what happened to me re-translated it back and thought what I can't make sense of that. So I've sort of given up on those my English is clearly not formal enough.

    Without the 10min edit sometimes in English I look back over what I've written and think hold on a sec. Some days I know what I want to say but it just doesn't quite make it through the finger tips.
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