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Community Website and LMDE

Postby cliste on Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:16 pm

Hey, I was just wandering aimlessly around the community website there, and it struck me that I don't think it provides a good service to LMDE users.

It's easy enough to pick out the small few tutorials that are about LMDE, but it really becomes obvious in the software sections where there is nothing which says which packages are only for the main edition. I know everything can be compiled from source, but I have yet to get the hang of that! :oops:

I don't think it's a problem yet, firstly because the average LMDE user has a bit more linux know-how. Secondly as a small minority the community website has not begun getting clogged with LMDE specific tutorials and reviews that might confuse normal users!

Suggestion: Split reviews,tutorials etc into Main and DE, give a dropdown option where users can choose which edition(s) their contribution to the website is about, then only show users relevant tutorials etc by default.

Anyway I just thought I'd ask here, if anyone feels strongly we can take any of the better suggestions from this thread and create an idea on the community website. I hadn't got any concrete suggestions so I decided to come here first to see what people think!
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Re: Community Website and LMDE

Postby dawgdoc on Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:51 pm

cliste wrote:Suggestion: Split reviews,tutorials etc into Main and DE, give a dropdown option where users can choose which edition(s) their contribution to the website is about, then only show users relevant tutorials etc by default.

Sounds like a good idea. Maybe instead of a dropdown list they should use radio buttons. At least some method to choose multiple options. Some tutorials will apply to LMDE and the Main Edition.

If only the user profile had the choice for multiple editions, I use LMDE and Isadora. There are others who use more than one.
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Re: Community Website and LMDE

Postby cliste on Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:53 pm

I did notice a few calls for that while scanning the idea's page:

http://community.linuxmint.com/idea/view/306

Out of curiosity is the community website administered by clem and the main developers?
I was trying to work out what software it is run off, it's a pretty impressive custom build!
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Re: Community Website and LMDE

Postby dawgdoc on Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:04 pm

One the launchpad.net/linuxmintcommunity site Clem is listed as the Maintainer. I seem to recall that either two members of the community have something to do with moderating the site. I think either Suhanna or KittyKatt, but not sure which. I do not recall if I saw specific software mentioned during the development phases.
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