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 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 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.