I guess for now we'll have to be very specific in our thread titles. I ran across this very same issue in another forum, and wanted to stress that I was not asking for a PPC forum to be isolationist, but to try and ward off threads that can go absolutely nowhere from well-intentioned users not being aware of the differences.
Imagine this: "to get rid of your splash screen that seems to be causing problems, just add "nosplash" to your /etc/yaboot.conf file, and then later make the system aware of it with
Huh? I don't have a yaboot.conf, nor a ybin. You mean grub right? Should I download ybin or yaboot?
sudo ybin -v -C /etc/yaboot.conf
Dunno, always used yaboot. Let me look. I don't have a grub, what is that?
Moving on.... I can't seem to get compiz working on my 1998 G3 iMac. Can anyone tell me how?
Sure, just download and install the proprietary nvidia driver and then ....
Wait, I that driver doesn't work, what's going on?
I think you see the problem.
It is really hard to convince people that PPC folk aren't trying to be isolationist - it is the peculiarities of the hardware that can lead to endless threads if both parties aren't aware of the differences...
Stickies are a good idea, but can you see it now welcoming every new ppc or intel apple user with:
"Welcome aboard! Read the sticky. Read it again. Don't even reply to someone unless you read the sticky." Ok, so I'm being dramatic, but you can easily hide "rtfm" behind a sticky if you aren't careful.