It is not our goal in the Ubuntu Forums to eliminate discussions or silence people. In the past, we have closed threads on these topics simply because they have been discussed numerous times, and never with any sort of resolution.
This forum is a bit of an experiment. Instead of closing those threads, or moving them all into megathreads, we are going to move all discussions on the following topics, discussions that do not include any new insights or information, to this forum, where you can continue to discuss them, while those who are tired of seeing these topics discussed can ignore the conversations completely.
If you have a suggestion for a topic to be added, please post in this thread and we will consider it...no promises, though, and we may not answer every request, even though it will be read.
Problematic topics not currently listed in this thread will not be moved to this forum, but will instead be discussed and dealt with as needed among the staff. If new topics are added, they will also be added to the list.
Topics that may be included in this forum are the following enumerated elements in addition to any topic that is recurring, either during a long period of time or short, and doesn't have anything new to add to the subject.
Current Forum Topics:
- Linux is not ready for the desktop, Windows vs. Linux, or "Why doesn't Linux do things this way???"
- GNOME vs KDE (or other desktop environments...if no new insights are being presented) and it's analog, will Ubuntu ever make KDE the default instead of Gnome.
- vi vs emacs
- Mono is good/bad/heaven-sent/evil
- Should <name-Ubuntu-derivative-here> be allowed to exist?? (i.e. Ubuntu MW, Linux Mint, Ultimate Edition etc.)
- Does Ubuntu need antivirus software?
- The <beta> version of Ubuntu is not ready for release!!!!!!
- How can we take something named $development_nickname seriously?
- Ditch the default color scheme, and why don't you just learn to change your desktop theme like everyone else?
- Naggy, whiney, or otherwise unhelpful "the developers should do X" sorts of posts that are not constructive in nature or "why don't the developers do things that are impossible and go against their own design goals?
- My programming ideas/skills are better - Nah _mine_ are better - Doh, that's what I just said - Grr.. Show me your code - *Bang*
- Google is taking over the world!
- Ubuntu vs $OTHER and all rather meaningless comparisons of operating systems, they are different for a reason!