[OpenIndiana-discuss] Help with website

LinuxBSDos.com finid at linuxbsdos.com
Sat Oct 8 22:57:44 UTC 2011

I use a WordPress Q&A theme for http://linuxbsdos.com/ask, and that was
after using most of the well known forum applications, but before
discovering Vanilla Forum (http://vanillaforums.org).

The trend in new forums boards is to go with these types of forum apps,
rather than the traditional types. They provide a more dynamic environment
than traditional forums. Its the same concept that is used on
http://stackoverflow.com/ and http://askubuntu.com/.

The guys at Fedora just started one at
http://ask.fedoraproject.org/questions/. I think Vanilla Forum would be my
best choice, if the community decides to go in this direction.

I've already volunteered my time.

Fini D.

> Hi Fini,
> On Sat, 2011-10-08 at 11:56 -0600, LinuxBSDos.com wrote:
>> Hi,
>> There seems to be plenty of resources for devs, but very little for
>> end-users, especially those new to the Solaris way of doing stuff.
>> There is a general discussion list, but I think it would be better if
>> all
>> that discussion takes place in a forum-like setting, instead of via a
>> mailing list.
>> I can volunteer to help set up and maintain one, and take care of other
>> basic web-related chores.
> The idea that OpenIndiana should have a forum has come up before, but
> nothing has happened with that, because no one has stepped forward to
> create one.
> I suppose that one of the first things that would need to be done would
> be to decide what software to use. The Linux forum I'm most familiar
> with is Arch's. They use FluxBB and that seems to work fine for them.
> What discussion board system would you prefer to use? Are you familiar
> with maintaining a discussion board, if I may ask? I'm not sure if any
> of the OI developers are.
> As Bernd Helber remarked, forums can play a significant role in Linux
> distributions, as they allow users to "have conversations". It would be
> great if an initiative to create one for OI could be started.
> Best regards,
> Alex
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