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    Default applications forum split

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

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    Hmm, Gnome applications work on KDE and vice versa, so if you are splitting by DE that may present difficulties for a user when allocating initial posts.

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    Default Re: applications forum split

    more than likely if a user has installed both desktops they will say app x doesnt work on desktop y because of problem z . Also more than likely most would know the difference what they have installed.

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    I was thinking more of the situation where a querying user runs a gtk app on KDE but most of the application expertize for it actually lies with Gnome users, who may ignore the KDE section, and to be fair in the reverse situation.

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    Default Re: applications forum split

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

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    Default Re: applications forum split

    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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    I will leave ease of movement for a Mod to comment on. Allocation of and sidelining of queries are my only concerns. I have also thought that Applications forum could be sub-divided in some way to improve focus, say dividing desktop component issues from real application program issues, but it's not straightforward.

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    Default Re: applications forum split

    please dont leave! keep in touch, my first idea was more focus related, you just brought another good idea ,dividing desktop component issues from real application program issues could also be divided

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    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. -----
    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.

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    I wasn't leaving, just leaving aside the issues of increased management for comment by those directly affected by it.

    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.
    So are you saying that other sites keep libraries and DE together, and split application programs away into a general bucket?

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