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LaRoza
October 31st, 2007, 05:46 PM
Why was this forum moved? Was anyone else looking for this forum?

Lster
October 31st, 2007, 05:49 PM
I was like.... "Where's 'Programming Talk'?"! We'll get used to the new way...

LaRoza
October 31st, 2007, 05:50 PM
I was like.... "Where's 'Programming Talk'?"! We'll get used to the new way...

I had to search for my posts, then saw where it was.

I think it is a pretty good move, because it makes it possible to have other sections, without cluttering the main page.

carlosjuero
October 31st, 2007, 06:18 PM
I got a tad confused myself; At least it makes hierarchal sense :)

Lster
October 31st, 2007, 06:37 PM
At least it makes hierarchal sense :)

Well in my honest opinion everything should be ordered in a binary tree. ;)

Lster
October 31st, 2007, 08:09 PM
Jk ;)

Engnome
October 31st, 2007, 08:53 PM
It doesn't make sense. Just read the description:

This forum is for all programming questions.
The questions do not have to be directly related to Ubuntu and any language is allowed.

In other words not Ubuntu related. Sometimes there are even windows (shrug) programming questions being asked here right? Doesn't make sense to put this under/together with Ubuntu Development.

The navigation bar is overcrowded. Just look at the hierarchy to find this thread:

Ubuntu Forums > The Ubuntu Forum Community > Other Community Discussions > Ubuntu Development & Programming > Programming Talk > Why was this forum moved?

Fbot1
October 31st, 2007, 09:21 PM
The fact that they needed to put the "& Programming" part is a pretty good indicator that it is a bad idea.

pmasiar
October 31st, 2007, 09:25 PM
Python's zen says: "flat is better than nested". Obviously, forum is hacked by PHP programmers :-)

/me runs for cover

LaRoza
October 31st, 2007, 09:29 PM
Python's zen says: "flat is better than nested". Obviously, forum is hacked by PHP programmers :-)

/me runs for cover



sudo rm -rf /me


You cannot hide...

Technoviking
October 31st, 2007, 09:37 PM
At UDS this week we had a spec (https://blueprints.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/packaging-section-on-the-forum) to look how the MOTUs (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU) could teach and assist forum users how to properly package software for Ubuntu. This would make sure better and safer packages created by forums users, and get some people from the forums interested in the great work the MOTUs do.

The first result of this was a reorganization of all of the development and programming sections on the forums. All these sections are now located together in a sub forum called Ubuntu Development & Programming

Sections in this subforum are:

Packaging and Compiling Programs
Development CD/DVD Image Testing
Development (Hardy Heron)
Ubuntu Idea Pool
Ubuntu Dev Link Forum
Programming Talk
Repositories & Backports
Ubuntu Backports
Ubuntu Forum Archives
Old Release Development Archives (Closed, but readable)


RSS Feed: http://ubuntuforums.org/external.php?type=RSS2&forumids=310

Thanks to ubuntu-geek and dholbach for their hard work and leadership on this spec.

Anzan
October 31st, 2007, 10:13 PM
Although it took me some time to find it, I have no problem at all with moving this forum section.

One note however:

Perhaps such a fundamental reorganization could be prominently posted in a banner at the top of the home page for a few days or a week so that frequent posters/readers can know where to go?

Engnome
October 31st, 2007, 10:26 PM
Although it took me some time to find it, I have no problem at all with moving this forum section.

One note however:

Perhaps such a fundamental reorganization could be prominently posted in a banner at the top of the home page for a few days or a week so that frequent posters/readers can know where to go?

And show some people that these forums exist.

tyoc
October 31st, 2007, 10:54 PM
I didnt notice the change (comming from an interview, and going to a second interview now), I always go to http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=39
if you didnt write it :P.

LaRoza
October 31st, 2007, 11:32 PM
I didnt notice the change (comming from an interview, and going to a second interview now), I always go to http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=39
if you didnt write it :P.

This is your first post? Did you not post before and just read?

I noticed it because I was browsing in the middle of the change, and left to go to the Cafe (I think), and when I went to the main page, it was gone.

tyoc
November 1st, 2007, 03:23 AM
No, Im hecato, but admins, mods or whatever have no change of login thus nick, I create the other account then.


Anyway, I enter directly to the programming board (at enf for ubuntu board is the first in the FF list), if I need any other thing, they I browse out ;).