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  1. #11
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    Default Re: applications forum split

    Heremod wrote:
    > just an idea off the top of my head maybe split application sections to
    > gnome, xfce and kde ?



    i'd be happy if posters just included something like this in every
    initial post with a help request:

    11.2 64 KDE4.3

    and, a useful subject line...

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    On Tue, 10 Nov 2009 19:56:01 +0000, Heremod wrote:

    > Since the applications really don't depend on the DE but rather the
    > libraries. a lot of other sites tend to break it up , for general
    > purposes , so many *easy* problems can be solved this way allowing
    > supporters to concentrate on their specialty. lib problems and deps are
    > of another matter between DE.


    I suppose that's one way of looking at it - but from an end-user
    perspective, knowing that Quanta is a KDE app, for example, isn't quite
    so obvious - or Banshee as a "GNOME" app. Makes for more moderator work
    in relocating threads to the appropriate group, when the underlying
    issues of library dependencies are handled the same way regardless of the
    DE used (YaST software installation tool or zypper generally)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    On Tue, 10 Nov 2009 19:36:01 +0000, Heremod wrote:

    > good point, but it could be easily moved. structurally thinking it would
    > be easier for people and mods to concentrate on certain areas.


    In my experience, creating further divisions tends to make it more
    difficult to determine where to post questions - since the applications
    really don't depend on the DE but rather the libraries.

    The confusion that I would see would be if a user doesn't know what DE an
    application is created for, how would they select the appropriate forum?

    Makes for a lot more moving of threads to get them in the right area.
    Then you also have the applications that are DE agnostic, CLI apps, etc -
    I don't see a need to introduce complexity where simplicity works
    better. :-)

    That said, appreciate the thoughts and the suggestion!

    Jim

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    How come that post of yours #6 wasn't there when I made my posts #7 and #10 and the latter is timed almost an hour after yours? This happened elsewhere in another thread recently (not you though) when several suddenly separated mine and the one I replied to, after quite a lengthy time had elapsed since mine was submitted. Any explanation?

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    On Wed, 11 Nov 2009 01:06:01 +0000, consused wrote:

    > Any explanation?


    I posted mine after yours, I think, but I posted it through the NNTP
    interface, and those messages are passed back and forth every 10
    minutes. :-)

    Jim



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    Just add up a bit, if poster add tags like "11.2 64 KDE3.5","11.2 64 KDE4.3","11.2 64 Gnome2.26","11.2 64 Gnome 2.28","11.2 64 Xfce4.61" etc etc... would also be helpful.

    Can add tags now? is it still there?
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    I'd rather spin off some areas from the "application" forum. We alreday did that with "multimedia" and "games", so why not create other subforums like "Graphics", "Internet", "Utilities" (this is not a concept, I'm just thinking along the application groups in my KDE application launcher :-)

    Uwe

  7. #17
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    > Any explanation?

    my guess is your browser does not automatically update the page you
    are looking at....that is, the http forum is not like a live, running
    IM chat..

    pressing F5 _might_ cause the broswer to refresh the page, and pick up
    all posts made since the time you first received it..

    but, i'm not sure F5 is common to all browsers, nor do i know what you
    are using, probably Lnyx, right? ;-)

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    On Wed, 11 Nov 2009 08:24:33 +0000, Uwe Buckesfeld wrote:

    > I'd rather spin off some areas from the "application" forum. We alreday
    > did that with "multimedia" and "games", so why not create other
    > subforums like "Graphics", "Internet", "Utilities" (this is not a
    > concept, I'm just thinking along the application groups in my KDE
    > application launcher :-)


    I see that as a much better division if one is needed - users generally
    would be easily able to classify most applications by application type
    rather than library dependencies. :-)

    Jim


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    On Wed, 11 Nov 2009 06:16:01 +0000, mmarif4u wrote:

    > Can add tags now? is it still there?


    I believe posts can still be tagged in the web interface - but getting
    users to use it consistently is another matter, and those using NNTP have
    no similar capability. But that doesn't mean that those who are using
    the web interface can't use it if they desire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    On Wed, 11 Nov 2009 01:06:01 +0000, consused wrote:

    > Any explanation?


    I posted mine after yours, I think, but I posted it through the NNTP
    interface, and those messages are passed back and forth every 10
    minutes. :-)

    Jim



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    Thanks for replying. If your #6 was posted significantly after my #7 (and it sure looks that way) then that sounds like a bug in the forum system, doesn't it? If your post comes in on nntp after a 10 min delay, your #6 should be well after my #7 (which should have been #6). I don't see why this should happen, do you? What's the next step?

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