View Full Version : Proposal: Sticky with helpful links

October 25th, 2006, 07:04 PM

While I contemplated starting a new thread to pose this question/request, I believe the following can be placed in this thread as it's titled "All my favorite Linux desktop readiness threads."

I would like to propose (and I apologize if this has been mentioned before) that you either make a sticky thread or begin a new thread (or add here) all of the links that you have found useful/helpful in your endeavors as a Linux/Ubuntu user. This should, of course, mention/list http://psychocats.org but would also contain links (top-level and otherwise) to the Ubuntu wiki (http://wiki.ubuntu.com) (http://wiki.ubuntu.com%29), the Ubuntu help pages (http://help.ubuntu.com) (http://help.ubuntu.com%29), the Ubuntu guide (http://ubuntuguide.org -- if you're so inclined ;-) ), monkey blog (http://www.monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing/) as well as any other pages you feel deserve attention. It would be nice to list threads you find helpful that are located on the forums as well.

The reason I bring this up, I believe, I quite obvious -- new users and veterans alike, could benefit from one thread that, at the very least, points them in the right direction. Will new users still post questions over and over that have been asked before, yes. Will they be ever-grateful to find a catch-all starting place that lifts their spirits and creates a fire within them to keep treading along, learning new ideas and methods as they go, absolutely.

What do you think about this idea? I vote yes. 8)

I'm sure I'm not the first person who would like to pick your brain. :D

October 25th, 2006, 07:08 PM
You mean something like thread?
How to Help Yourself (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=142716)

October 25th, 2006, 07:20 PM
Whether that was a rhetorical response or not, I am going to reply. ;-)

Yes. I like this thread (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=142716), it's a good one. But you wouldn't have to be descriptive like that OP was. Literally a list of links and pages (perhaps with a short description to aid) is what I was getting at -- from the fairly recognizable to the obscure. Links that you have found to be interesting/helpful/etc.

Still game?

October 25th, 2006, 07:24 PM
It's not really my call.

I think recently (a few months ago), the forum staff adopted a new sticky policy. Not sure what it is.

We'll need others' input for this, so I'm making this its own thread.

Edit: We already have a sticky in the Absolute Beginner section. Is this not what you were thinking?
READ THIS FIRST prior to posting - IMPORTANT links (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=232059)

October 25th, 2006, 07:32 PM
LOL. I enjoy that page as well! I was thinking more along the lines of your own personal links. But, alas, perhaps this link will have to suffice :neutral:. I know the forums would love to have your own personal input (either consolidated or anew) placed into one, nice, sticky thread. :D

As always, thank you for your prompt response!