Started by Corrine, November 29, 2021, 07:03:22 PM
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Quote from: Hedon James on December 02, 2021, 04:37:07 PMIronically, I was a long-time member of Major Geeks, which continued through my migration/transition to Linux. As I learned more, I found I was able to answer other folks' questions and folks even started suggesting to "ask Hedon James....he answers a lot of linux questions." I knew I wasn't an expert, but I knew enough to help most folks with most of their new-user questions. But there was no area of MG for Linux users to post....it was just a general question/inquiry, so it made it somewhat difficult to spot the Linux questions on a page of "new posts" since last visit. Any many folks would ask these questions in whatever thread they were looking at in the moment....prompting other users to complain the question was off-topic and inappropriate. Which was actually a true statement.I emailed the site admin and suggested it might be a good idea to create a Linux forum, or dedicated Linux thread, for MG users to ask their questions. This would make it easier for folks like me (and Zlim and IChase, if I remember correctly?) to answer linux questions and, more importantly, reduce the inappropriate "clutter" in Windows related threads. The admin responded that the MG forum was HIS site, and as such, has always been a Windows forum, and would soon include Android related discussions, and would remain as such. The overall tone of his response was very obvious that he drank the Ballmer kool-aid. His tone sucked, but he was correct, it was HIS forum to do as he pleased and he didn't really want linux discussions on it. Which was the ONLY reason I was there....So I started a thread with a title of "ATTN: LINUX USERS" or something similar that would be easily spotted in a search of "linux" on the forum. I posted a message to the effect that MG wasn't really conducive to Linux questions or discussion and that I had found a forum dedicated to Linux Users..."Bruno's All Things Linux" and provided a link to the site. I asked all folks to ask their questions on BATL, rather than posting on MG, as I wouldn't see their questions on MG because I wouldn't be there anymore. Nothing nasty....just seemed like a win-win-win for me, MG, and linux questioners. And that was my last visit to MG....never did go back or check up on things.Found a new group of users at BATL who actually WELCOMED the linux questions. Added bonus....these folks knew WAY more than I did. At MG, I was a guru; at BATL, I was a new-user soaking up as much knowledge as a sponge could saturate with. Which is the way I prefer things...So this thread is interesting to me. It seems like MG has come full circle and actually acknowledges that many users are interested in linux. Go figure?! 8)
Quote from: raymac46 on December 10, 2021, 03:45:45 PMThe fact that we all have different views on what is the most suitable DE or WM to use convinces me that the proposal for a "universal" Linux distro with a standard look and feel is rather idealistic. But that's OK.