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  1. #51
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    Re: Where have all the users gone?

    Quote Originally Posted by ryleyrushh View Post
    I think "Era of forums" has finished. Everybody can find quick answers in Google and a lot of communities in the social media. I will miss this warm times.
    I find that distressing.

    I have a membership in a Raspberry Pi group on Facebook. It's not searchable, it's not browseable, and anything over a couple days old is buried forever.

    Not only that, people get angry because you suggest search terms or even paste a link to a project doing exactly what they want to do. They seem to want you to read the material you found, build the project according to their specific needs, test it, and then tell them, step by step, how to get it done. Or better yet, send them the finished product. For free.
    Help stamp out MBR partition tables. Use GPT instead!

  2. #52
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    Re: Where have all the users gone?

    my train of thought run off the tracks, many decades ago.. yet i find hope here. this forum is dedicated to free expression, with the web, an things involved. social sites try to influence/thought. i hope linux an so many derivatives, will take us forward, including ubuntu. this place has yet to wake up., in the minds, of those that dont know.
    the only bad question is one that is not asked. had 4 strokes, dont play golf. oh well
    i have been blessed with dyslexia.. unfortunately, i have the bad habit of banging my head into solid objects.
    at times the way i write, confuses me.

  3. #53
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    Re: Where have all the users gone?

    I feel the same. I love forums first of all because these people become for you like a family. You always stay in touch and support each other. heh. sad.

  4. #54
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    Re: Where have all the users gone?

    I was never a member, but I kinda miss the Linsux forums...

  5. #55
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    Re: Where have all the users gone?

    It was a lot of fun.

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    Re: Where have all the users gone?

    Quote Originally Posted by ryleyrushh View Post
    I think "Era of forums" has finished. Everybody can find quick answers in Google and a lot of communities in the social media. I will miss this warm times.
    Interesting thought. Don't think forums are finished though. When you search for Ubuntu questions and answers for many things you land on this forum.

    Being an active member of a community is another thing entirely though. Can be quite a time commitment and those that control/moderate the community play a huge role in its success.

  7. #57
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    Re: Where have all the users gone?

    I'm still poking around. Though I'm not a long time or high activity user. My activity has gone down as I usually find myself getting into arguments or fights, no one wins that way. I have come to finally realize that everyone is a badass behind a screen and keyboard (sarcasm), even me. Not something to be proud of. As such I only post if I genuinely have something that I am certain of being helpful or logical. I rarely post with problems anymore, only because I've solved nearly every problem I've had with my server and laptop, both Ubuntu. Everything is sorted just right, and if I haven't got anything nice to say, I shut it.

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    Re: Where have all the users gone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tadaen_Sylvermane View Post
    I'm still poking around. Though I'm not a long time or high activity user. My activity has gone down as I usually find myself getting into arguments or fights, no one wins that way. I have come to finally realize that everyone is a badass behind a screen and keyboard (sarcasm), even me. Not something to be proud of. As such I only post if I genuinely have something that I am certain of being helpful or logical. I rarely post with problems anymore, only because I've solved nearly every problem I've had with my server and laptop, both Ubuntu. Everything is sorted just right, and if I haven't got anything nice to say, I shut it.
    As momma always said to me. Got nothing nice to say. Don't say anything!

  9. #59
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    Re: Where have all the users gone?

    Personally, I think that 10 years is a long time, during this time a lot has changed.People change their opinions, interests, views on life, etc., it’s quite normal that for a while there was activity and over time it went away.This is like a brilliant idea, which from the very beginning has a lot of fans, but time passes and its relevance decreases, and accordingly, there are not so many fans.

  10. #60

    Re: Where have all the users gone?

    Quote Originally Posted by VChief View Post
    I also want to see Linux stay "owned" by the community, not "owned" by companies.
    Microsoft and IBM are going to push for more control over the operating system-- they wont achieve perfect control but they will have the influence that matters to them. This is not a victory, in my opinion. Also people have options, but I think they underestimate the amount of corporate influence.

    Canonical (Ubuntu) is also a corporation. I don't put them in the same category as Microsoft and IBM, though they are likely to do things with Microsoft and IBM that I personally think are unhelpful in this regard.

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