Screenshots are irrelevant to the project. All topics not immediately relevant to the project must be strictly avoided.
OK, we get it.
It’s just dull.
I’ll go read the forums rules :). Maybe also having fun here is also strictly forbidden because it’s not relevant to the project.
Slippery slope right there… what about users who aren’t donors? Maybe they’re not needed either? Or people using hardware not from Manjaro sponsors? Maybe they’re not needed either?
Who told you this? Did I miss that in the guidelines page?
I cannot blame (I have no reason to do it) the decision of the maintainers; but in anyway there is Reddit:
The ones on Reddit aren’t the same
Might as well use /r/unixporn if we’re going to share screenshots on Reddit
The Manjaro team said they are trying to make the forum strictly a support forum.
Well that really sucks. I’ve met so many new people in the old forum, and I think this rule alone will make it even harder not just me but also everyone to get to know each other.
Right - go ahead, create it then.
Sorry but I’m not doing it because someone already tried this and failed, let alone breaking the rules (I’m serious).
Yes, I know.
There were many ‘off-topic’ threads - like ’
Plasma is Great
’ where people just threw up ideas and screenshots. It was one of those threads which persuaded me to try Latte - I don’t get many ideas from help forums. Whilst I’m not a fan of screenshot threads myself, though I did enjoy @SGS work - got a few ideas from him I don’t see the harm - I don’t see the need to exclude something simply because it doesn’t interest me.
I wasn’t interested in ‘Latte is great’ until after I’d seen a few posts (in the Rants and Raves section). Next up someone started a long thread about Music players in general which brought up a lot of things which I wouldn’t have looked at or encountered in a normal technical forum.
Obviously there’s a very good reason the team don’t want this kind of frippery - threads like ‘Dolphin Sucks’ which lead to a great indepth fight over whether it was a pig or not and in the process threw up many educational comments and workarounds for minor issues which wouldn’t come up normally.
This is how the Manjaro Team feels about such threads. Feel free to have a read thru
To sum it up, they don’t feel like
chit chat should be on the forum…
I created that thread
You should be proud… it only survived for two days before bogdan slammed the door on it!
I’ve been given a ticking-off for posting the output of the command “screenfetch” on here, in a thread where I assumed that info would be conducive to the purpose of said thread.
BTW not by a (current) Mod apparently, otherwise I wouldn’t have posted this; but take heed. Help to keep this valuable Forum alive for those who really need it.
Correction: “Screenfetch” not “Screenshot”. It was late, sorry about that.
…Or move to another one apparently Jonathan joined those guys over at endeavor os
I’m surprised it DID last two days to be honest. I also got @nadb to shed some light on what’s going on. He used to be well respected on the old forum…
Nah, moving is a pipe-dream… better to struggle on, and make Manjaro great again! (never thought I’d repeat TheDonald’s slogan, but heh, the shoe fits!). Or is it don’t let the see you bleed? I forget.
Can’t belive the table’ve turned.
Now Arch forums have Screenshot thread and Manjaro wont!!
Who would guess that ARCH linux community would be the more warm and chilling place than Manjaro forums
What draw me to Manjaro (by many things) was the community, it would be sad if community building is disallowed. I think by having off topic forums, screenshots threads etc. keeps people and community together. I hope the devs/admins/mods/etc. takes that into account.
Community building is allowed but not that way, we can already see how much better it works and we can actually find things when using the search.