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Re: Moving Model-Specific Linux info into the linux folder is a bad idea

2009-04-10, 3:56 AM
Ya, I was thinking something similar, but it sounds complicated to implement.  My other idea was a system similar to gmail's labels (vs folders), where a thread may actually show up in different sections at the same time.  That way, you could have multiple ways to organize the same threads, like Software/OS, or Thinkpad/SL Series/Linux.  Each thread could be tagged to show up in different sections, so they'd be easier to find.
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Re: Moving Model-Specific Linux info into the linux folder is a bad idea

2009-04-10, 4:20 AM


garytr23 wrote:
Each thread could be tagged to show up in different sections, so they'd be easier to find.

 

While there's no way that I'm aware of in Lithium's software to have a thread show up on multiple boards, tagging is already implemented.


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Re: Moving Model-Specific Linux info into the linux folder is a bad idea

2009-04-10, 5:03 AM
does that affect just searches or anything else?
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Re: Moving Model-Specific Linux info into the linux folder is a bad idea

2009-04-10, 8:25 AM

garytr23 sxooter,

 

Your thoughts of a seperate section seem ok but not untill enough threads  are posted on the issue.Linux is ofcourse used by many people but it will take some more time before it becomes a mainstream OS.The thing is that people generally get support for OSe's which they get with their system mostly windows in this case.There are some people in this forum who do post back to linux threads but it would be a bad idea if separate sections are created which donot have posts always.If you are serious about using ubuntu on your system perhaps you might want to take paid support for it.that would help you a lot i guess

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Moving Model-Specific Linux info into the linux folder is a bad idea

2009-04-10, 16:47 PM

everyone,

 

while i understand users here may feel segregated, i encourage you to look at the bigger picture here.

 

the linux discussion board contains 1017 out of 103,917 total posts as of a few minutes ago.   that's 0.01% (1/100th of one percent) of posts.   because of such low statistics, we feel it's better to organize linux questions into one area where users can more easily find others who can help them.

 

to better organize the linux board, perhaps it would be best to ask users to post their questions in a specific format such as "SL400 - wireless questions" or "W700 - digitizer functionality under ubuntu" and so on.   users could then more readily find threads both visually and via search.   if desired, we could post an announcement at the top of the linux discussion explaining this format and suggest users follow it for their own benefit.

 

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Re: Moving Model-Specific Linux info into the linux folder is a bad idea

2009-04-10, 17:03 PM

erik wrote:

to better organize the linux board, perhaps it would be best to ask users to post their questions in a specific format such as "SL400 - wireless questions" or "W700 - digitizer functionality under ubuntu" and so on.   users could then more readily find threads both visually and via search.


 

I played with tagging a little bit earlythis morning to see how it could be used for organizing this board without resorting to sub-sections.  If a standard format could be agreed on, that would be one way to organize threads.  For example, I went through and tagged all threads in this board that mentioned the SL300 with a tag called sl300_linux on the first message in the thread.  Now clicking on that tag in the Top Tags leaderboard brings up the threads in the Linux board that are about or mention the SL300.

 

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Re: Moving Model-Specific Linux info into the linux folder is a bad idea

2009-04-11, 6:36 AM

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everyone,

 

while i understand users here may feel segregated, i encourage you to look at the bigger picture here.

 

the linux discussion board contains 1017 out of 103,917 total posts as of a few minutes ago.   that's 0.01% (1/100th of one percent) of posts.   because of such low statistics, we feel it's better to organize linux questions into one area where users can more easily find others who can help them.

 

to better organize the linux board, perhaps it would be best to ask users to post their questions in a specific format such as "SL400 - wireless questions" or "W700 - digitizer functionality under ubuntu" and so on.   users could then more readily find threads both visually and via search.   if desired, we could post an announcement at the top of the linux discussion explaining this format and suggest users follow it for their own benefit.

 

thoughts?


Hmmm.  I think the actual number of times read and replied to my original SL400 thread disproves your feelings about people finding a thread on a subject and reading it.

 

I can understand encouraging linux users to post in the linux forums, but forcibly moving otherwise popular threads that deal with a specific model from that model's subboard to linux seems heavy handed.  It would be one thing if the threads that got moved had been languishing in their original sub boards.

 

That has been shown to be untrue as well.  Having a way to have a pointer in the linux forum to the threads in other forums might come in handy.

 

I didn't want my thread moved, I've asked to have it moved back, being met with thundering silence, and have been accused ot advocacy chatter when all I wanted was to talk about my SL400 in the SL400 board.  Any chance of my thread being put back where I started it?  Not one moderator has answered any of my points on any of this, so I'm a little frustrated.

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Re: Moving Model-Specific Linux info into the linux folder is a bad idea

2009-04-11, 15:07 PM


Sxooter wrote:

Any chance of my thread being put back where I started it?


 

Nope.


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Re: Moving Model-Specific Linux info into the linux folder is a bad idea

2009-04-11, 19:41 PM
Well, that's logic I can't argue with.
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