sunnyflunk wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:42 am
Well what angle do you approach the forums from? (which determines what aspects are important) Or what are the goals of the community
- For Solus community to have somewhere to talk
- For support, i.e. needs people to use it to answer questions
It's likely that both goals are at odds with each other and from what I've seen to date, people tend to prefer other (non-forum) mediums to use
If that was to me, then this is what I got.
First, thanks for reminding me that the needs (you call them goals but apples and oranges) of the community are bigger than me. You get over 40 and you're like 'get off my lawn' or something. Guilty. But know your product, all the same, I concur.
Being on both sides of the fully cliqued-out emotive-enabled sites (from auto repair to music) I question its healthiness. Short-term rewards (emotional with shiny buttons and options) over long-term rewards (a healthy functioning system). I'm glad you see these two could be opposed. Never seen them rightly balanced. But I don't hang out in many places.
As to your priorities query, here is where I guess it is at now from observation:
1)Learn without asking (use forums solely as a resource/lurk)
2) Asking for help/remedies for immediate problems
(or switch 1 and 2)
2.5) Requests requests requests
3) Forum as resource for preventative problems (non-emergency) (maybe this is #1?)
3.5)Advice and input to mods
4) Pure friendly socializing--introduce/chit-chat, etc.
5) A place to feel a sense of community
6) Complete linuxing out---people executing and compiling and creating and inventing and coding far beyond my capabilities and sharing it (probably my favorite reading)
103) An actual Tutorial posted in Tutorials
Sunny you are wise beyond you years. Mods/Devs are always nice to me. There are 2-3 forum members I genuinely enjoy conversing/sharing with. But I DON'T NEED a thumbs up or thumbs down, or a like, or to be friended, or to be a private contact for private conversation (outside of detailed help), or an emoticon, or a voting right to judge others. Why not just tell them in public 'well done'? Genuine human contact is good enough for me without all the superficial bells and whistles.
That being said you are right. I could just cut and paste that last part and stick it my signature, and move onto the future.
My POV is probably is the dinosaur minority. But cheers to Solus for the privilege to be heard (thank you).
As for Forums, you can breach this phpBB status quo and still not sell out to the lowest common denominator (gimmicks balloons politics). You can re-invent the OS forum. You already re-invented the OS with the Solus OS and that's why I'm here.
Ciao, sorry for the babble, I know you got bigger fish to fry than forum aesthetics.