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Off Topic Forum
« on: April 18, 2015, 02:49:22 AM »
You really don't have a forum for off topic discussions.  The "I've got a life," is close, but based on the description, discussion is for non-computer topics.
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Re: Off Topic Forum
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2015, 02:57:16 AM »
Correct. and I have no intention of starting an off topic area. The idea of this form is to keep it as technical and as loose as possible without opening up cans of worms I don't want to deal with. Thank you
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2015, 03:23:23 AM »
Okay, I can understand that, but there are technical topics that don't fit any of the current forums.  Where can users go to discuss distro hopping, favorite or newly discovered apps, etc.?  Or do you not want those types of discussion either?
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Re: Off Topic Forum
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2015, 03:36:12 AM »
There is the VSIDO Discussion thread, and the I've Got A Life thread, as well as a media thread, screenshot thread, General Support thread, etc. etc. etc...

There is a HUGE distro hopping thread at the 'buntu place, and I'd like to think once you get to VSIDO, your finally distro-stopping!   :D

Favorite or newly discovered apps would easily be discussed in Feedback and Suggestions...
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2015, 05:32:52 AM »
There is the VSIDO Discussion thread, and the I've Got A Life thread, as well as a media thread, screenshot thread, General Support thread, etc. etc. etc...

There is a HUGE distro hopping thread at the 'buntu place, and I'd like to think once you get to VSIDO, your finally distro-stopping!   :D

Favorite or newly discovered apps would easily be discussed in Feedback and Suggestions...
Yes, those are all different forums, but technically not a place to discuss topics like I gave for examples.  VSIDO Discussion is for things about VSIDO.  I guess you could talk about newly discovered/favorite apps there.  "'buntu place"?  The Feedback and Suggestions forum is for feedback and suggestions about VSIDO.  One (or I anyway) would only post there if one wanted to recommend an app for inclusion in VSIDO.  I'm a black and white type person and sometimes have trouble adapting to situations where I have to operate in a grey area.  ;D
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Re: Off Topic Forum
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2015, 06:12:58 AM »
hmmm, I never noticed the "Feedback and Suggestions" specifically mandating VSIDO.   8)  We're pretty loose here!   ???

I suppose the plain truth is, we've all been around multiple forums, indeed even involved in multiple forums, where inevitably an official "Off Topic" thread was just a "beginning of an end".  We are a self sustaining community here, where nothing is considered 'off topic', really.  A small staff of volunteers who mod for the VSIDO forums, as well as testers, and then the integral larger community of VSIDO users as a whole.  It means the mods of the site never need be involved in a dispute between users who want to talk about 'God' versus 'Machine' versus 'FSM' (check out FSM on Google, it is a real honest to goodness religion!) and end up in flame wars about who was right about the cosmos and Sagittarius on the cusp of the 5th house with Pisces in the 8th house intervening in Mar's relative state of astral being when aligned with Venus and Mercury!

As to the 'black and white', it seems the older we get, the more 'colorful' those two colors become!  As Van Morrison, the great and wise intellect that he is said, "There is no black-and-white situation. It's all part of life. Highs, lows, middles."  (he probably added "man" at the end of that epic statement!)  Or the great one, Ridley Scott stated "Life isn't black and white. It's a million gray areas, don't you find?"...

 ???  This is why the VSIDO forums are so unique and wonderful!  It's amazing what a thread can become...   ???
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Re: Off Topic Forum
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2015, 12:54:06 PM »
We are loose, Jedi has done all of the Dallas ladies at least twice...  :P

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Re: Off Topic Forum
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2015, 01:17:08 PM »
@KrunchTime - welcome to VSIDO land.

The Feedback and Suggestions thread is the way to go - note the comment in the title:

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"Feel free to post anything to help make VSIDO better"

Think of it this way: if you found an app you like, you can suggest we check it out; if you've been using it for a while, give us some feedback on why you like it. Suggestions to include it in the next build are allowed and Dr. V takes them all seriously.

Or you can post a screen shot of the app being used with a "check out this app" comment.
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2015, 01:17:58 PM »
 
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flame wars about who was right about the cosmos and Sagittarius on the cusp of the 5th house with Pisces in the 8th house intervening in Mar's relative state of astral being when aligned with Venus and Mercury!

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Re: Off Topic Forum
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2015, 08:36:04 PM »
W O W!  Are they part of the original Star Trek crew or what?  They're even standing on the 'transporter' for their performance.  And they definitely have some early Captain Kirk funk going on.  Great song and post PackRat!  :D
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