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tux99
 Posted: Feb 14 2012, 07:01 AM
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I was wondering what you all think about creating a new sub forum (maybe in the Technical section) dedicated to third party packages and repos compatible with SL.

I mean this sub forum could be used by third party packagers and users to start threads about any particular packages or software that have just been released or that they are interested in, to discuss their uses and usage and any issues with them.

Personally I have sometimes thought to announce packages that I just made on this forums, as I thought they could be of interest to others (and have done so a few times), but I don't think any of the existing sub-forums is really appropriate. The whole "Support" section isn't really suitable as it appears to be targeted at user support with problems and issues, rather than presentations of new packages and their features.

Basically currently most of the forum is geared towards troubleshooting and problem solving, which is certainly very important but I think this should be counterbalanced by a more positive/constructive section that would allow users to present to others SL related stuff they have done themselves or found in other repos or on the internet in general (not just packages even simple scripts or any other useful software), thereby possibly encouraging more users to become active. Currently the only such subforum is the "How-to's / manuals / instructional manuals" subforum, adding a new "Third Party Packages and Software" subforum would IMHO enhance this section.

What do you think?


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U308
 Posted: Feb 14 2012, 08:35 AM
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Good idea. I posted way back under 'Other installs may be useful' in similar vein http://scientificlinuxforum.org/index.php?showtopic=112&hl
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tux99
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QUOTE (U308 @ Feb 14 2012, 09:35 AM)
Good idea. I posted way back under 'Other installs may be useful' in similar vein http://scientificlinuxforum.org/index.php?showtopic=112&hl


Yes, that's sort of similar, but instead of cramming loads of applications into one thread with overlapping discussion I'm suggesting to have a dedicated subforum which then will contain one dedicated thread for each application.


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QUOTE (tux99 @ Feb 14 2012, 12:52 PM)
QUOTE (U308 @ Feb 14 2012, 09:35 AM)
Good idea. I posted way back under 'Other installs may be useful' in similar vein http://scientificlinuxforum.org/index.php?showtopic=112&hl


Yes, that's sort of similar, but instead of cramming loads of applications into one thread with overlapping discussion I'm suggesting to have a dedicated subforum which then will contain one dedicated thread for each application.

I'm with you all the way on that proposal tux99 ! http://th166.photobucket.com/albums/u117/rdshear/Smiley%20Faces/th_smiley-face-thumbs-up.gif
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joutlan
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OK....sounds good. biggrin.gif Give me a few...it's tax season for this old CPA... ph34r.gif blink.gif wacko.gif


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It's up...Tux, care to break it in? biggrin.gif


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tux99
 Posted: Feb 14 2012, 07:18 PM
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QUOTE (joutlan @ Feb 14 2012, 07:26 PM)
It's up...Tux, care to break it in?  biggrin.gif


That's great thanks! http://th166.photobucket.com/albums/u117/rdshear/Smiley%20Faces/th_smiley-face-thumbs-up.gif Although I would have called it "Third Party Packages and Software" to keep it more generic, the current name makes it sound like it's a subforum for packagers only.

I'll add some threads tomorrow, right now unfortunately I don't have the time for it (wife's waiting...).


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QUOTE (tux99 @ Feb 14 2012, 03:18 PM)
QUOTE (joutlan @ Feb 14 2012, 07:26 PM)
It's up...Tux, care to break it in?   biggrin.gif


That's great thanks! http://th166.photobucket.com/albums/u117/rdshear/Smiley%20Faces/th_smiley-face-thumbs-up.gif Although I would have called it "Third Party Packages and Software" to keep it more generic, the current name makes it sound like it's a subforum for packagers only.

I'll add some threads tomorrow, right now unfortunately I don't have the time for it (wife's waiting...).


Agreed...changed. Bit of a rush today. biggrin.gif


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Nathan
 Posted: Feb 14 2012, 08:16 PM
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Nice one! I'm interested in what you guys will post there.
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 Posted: Feb 15 2012, 10:56 AM
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QUOTE (joutlan @ Feb 14 2012, 09:13 PM)
Agreed...changed.  Bit of a rush today.  biggrin.gif


Thanks! Can you or anyone else with the appropriate permissions move the Seamonkey thread to the new subforum too?

This one: http://scientificlinuxforum.org/index.php?showtopic=651

Thanks!


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joutlan
 Posted: Feb 15 2012, 06:37 PM
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Done....I think we've got some others floating around here than could be moved....


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redman
 Posted: Feb 16 2012, 11:37 AM
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Edited the subforum so that moderators can moderate it wink.gif


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QUOTE (redman @ Feb 16 2012, 07:37 AM)
Edited the subforum so that moderators can moderate it  wink.gif


Whoaa!! How'd I miss that one? laugh.gif


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redman
 Posted: Apr 8 2012, 07:55 AM
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I have done some cleaning up in the 3rd party repo subforum (moved general topics to the appropriate subforums) and posted a sticky note on what to post there.


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