neddie Posted April 25, 2008 Report Share Posted April 25, 2008 How about trying to spin this round? There are some good ideas buzzing around here and clearly enthusiasm (maybe boredom too) - how about applying it slightly differently? I'm not saying give up the idea of a new forum, but I reckon a new forum would need something specific to make it stand out, not just another forum about everything linuxy. The other general, everything-linuxy forums already have users, a wealth of stored posts to search through, maybe a wiki, a bunch of admins, so competing with that is tricky unless you have something to make the new one stand out. Having some kind of focus would also deflect any criticism that it's overlapping mub too much. Here at MUB we've got an established forum, a bunch of (mostly) cool users, admins, a boatload of useful old posts, an (underused) wiki, why not try to expand it? Building up is easier than starting something fresh. OK, so we've got the idea of a video tutorial section to a forum - well why not a video tutorial section to MUB? We've already had youtube links in soiyr, if people want to make these vids, discuss them, chat about them, why not? A section about software reviews? Sure, why not? A section about educational or scientific software - go for it! For those who want to practice their writing talents, how about posting their own reviews / write-ups / how-tos? Interviews with developers of linux software (eg K3b, Digikam, Ulteo?) Want to write a how-to on photo-geolocalization, or panorama-stitching, or music transcoding? A biweekly column ranting about compilation errors and compiz bugs? For non-authors, create some cool graphics, themes or skins? Translate some FLOSS-text? Coordinate a new GPL'd app? Help out with Mandriva / Gentoo / some live distro? There are lots of ways you can contribute, do something creative, stimulate other people to be creative, drive a new project, without just creating yet another linux forum. Don't start from a url and try to think what to do with it, think what you're interested in and what you can contribute to and how you can stimulate other people to contribute too. Just my 2 cents. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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