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    I have only just joined. On initial registering I did'nt understand what 'distro' meant & so just left it blank. Once I had lurked around & read some of the forums I went back & put in my Linux distro.

    Possibly for technical questions from newbies like me you could have a 'newbie tech question' intro page where I could enter the sort of details about my HW & SW setup that would be useful to anybody answering. This would be a standard sort of Q & A form entry dialogue, possibly including drop downs etc, to make it easier to use. I think the answers you would get would be more use than the different ways people describe things.

    I like what I have seen of this site so far (only 4 hrs, but not full of rtfm arrogance).

    Also love some of the comments about Bill & his Wintel Empire.

    Bazza

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryf
    Possibly for technical questions from newbies like me you could have a 'newbie tech question' intro page where I could enter the sort of details about my HW & SW setup that would be useful to anybody answering. This would be a standard sort of Q & A form entry dialogue, possibly including drop downs etc, to make it easier to use. I think the answers you would get would be more use than the different ways people describe things.
    I think that is quite a good idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by variant
    I like the current solution of the text in the posting page!
    I didn't even notice that text untill I saw this thread... The text is even smaller than the "attach sig" etc... boxes. I do think it is a good idea, maybe it should be a little more noticable. Not to the extreme of neon-green noticable :P but maybe just a bit bigger, or maybe change the bolded text color.

    I like posts that have [subtopic]main topic, example:

    [slackware10] How to change WM?

    I would personally find that more usefull than "distro" under the persons name. It would also help if you are searching, since I don't think profiles are included in thread searches.
    --monkey

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