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    Re: http://askubuntu.com

    I think the forums were already hujely popular (at times, even to the point of being unusable), and askubuntu needed some help, when it was incuded in the slideshow.
    Let's not be jelous now, shall we.

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    Re: http://askubuntu.com

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    It's probably because Ask Ubuntu is mentioned in the installation slideshow, whereas the Forum isn't.
    I thought there was some new development that I missed.

    I wonder if someone asked the "Community Manager" for the reason and if the answer is in the public domain. "Oversight" may have worked the first time
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    Re: http://askubuntu.com

    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhatever View Post
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    Let's not be jelous now, shall we.
    But it is a curious matter. Clarity of motive is best.
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    Re: http://askubuntu.com

    Well *I* appreciate all your (plural) guru time and effort. I have learned a lot from you (plural).
    And I appreciate the high caliber of help and patience in this community.

    It makes sense to not overwhelm new users with too many choices in the first few minutes (Forums, IRC, Launchpad, Wiki, Planet, LoCos, Hangouts, Mailing Lists, Blogs, etc. ). They will find it when they need it, or when they are ready for it.

    I can understand recommending AskUbuntu. Many new-user questions are similar, and they need to learn to start looking up answers for themselves.

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    Re: http://askubuntu.com

    One of the (several) things I like about Ask Ubuntu is that I, as a regular member, have the ability to fix incredibly stupid or inappropriate titles such as this one to make them less "trolly" or more appropriate. When I had posted about that here, I wasn't particularly impressed by the responses of several very senior people including those who signed the Code of Conduct. In the meta section of Ask Ubuntu (or other Stack Exchange sites) such questions are dealt with in a more useful manner.
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    Re: http://askubuntu.com

    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    One of the (several) things I like about Ask Ubuntu is that I, as a regular member, have the ability to fix incredibly stupid or inappropriate titles such as this one to make them less "trolly" or more appropriate. When I had posted about that here, I wasn't particularly impressed by the responses of several very senior people including those who signed the Code of Conduct. In the meta section of Ask Ubuntu (or other Stack Exchange sites) such questions are dealt with in a more useful manner.
    The report post button is your friend.

    I don't know of any forums that give regular members mod rights. I don't think anyone can change post titles except the OP and mods/admins. *shrugs*
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    Re: http://askubuntu.com

    Found a bug report on this, so, it seems the topic has been discussed and decided upon.

    ...this as well:
    http://serial-coder.co.uk/blog/2012/...ntu-installer/
    http://www.dylanmccall.com/blog/2012...ler-slideshow/
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    Re: http://askubuntu.com

    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    I thought there was some new development that I missed.

    I wonder if someone asked the "Community Manager" for the reason and if the answer is in the public domain. "Oversight" may have worked the first time
    It definitely wasn't an oversight, as mikewhatever points out.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhatever View Post
    Found a bug report on this, so, it seems the topic has been discussed and decided upon.

    ...this as well:
    http://serial-coder.co.uk/blog/2012/...ntu-installer/
    http://www.dylanmccall.com/blog/2012...ler-slideshow/
    That was a pretty ridiculous response in the last link. We don't want to put too much on the screen, but it's a good idea to pack the screen full with tweets. It just sounds like a big convoluted load of horse dung to try and make it sound like there is a great, profound reason to not put the forums on there. Plus, he totally dissed the forums and painted it out to be way too confusing for new people. New people have been doing just fine getting help here for way longer than AskUbuntu has been around. He mentions the main ubuntu.com/support page is shown, but doesn't mention that Ubuntu Forums isn't shown anywhere on that page. You have to click on a small obscure link toward the bottom to get to another page that has a small section that mentions the forum. It's almost like they're ashamed of us.

    Kudos to Jono Bacon for being the first to call him out on his BS. There's no reason they can't both be on there.
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    Re: http://askubuntu.com

    There's ask
    There are the forums (which should definitelly be included).
    then there is also the ubuntu manual and excelent IRC support. if irc maybe really is a bit more geeky, the manual is not.

    Mint has done it nicely with that help screen that appears the first time.
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    If you wish to persue I cannot stop you, but enough of my time has been spent in that area, as it has been on this bug report.

    Good luck.
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