This site is now 100% read-only, and retired.

What will you miss when this site closes?

Submitted by Steve on Sun 10 Sep 2017

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Re: What will you miss when this site closes?
Posted by Anonymous (173.76.xx.xx) on Mon 11 Sep 2017 at 23:05

thank you for the help , have had site has been bookmarked for years.

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Re: What will you miss when this site closes?
Posted by Anonymous (67.247.xx.xx) on Mon 11 Sep 2017 at 23:57

Sad to see it go. There are a lot of great references in this site that I've hit from internet searches over the years when I needed to remember how to do something. Glad that the content will at least be preserved.

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Re: What will you miss when this site closes?
Posted by Anonymous (70.49.xx.xx) on Tue 12 Sep 2017 at 14:16

Nothing, didn't even know it existed. So typical of Debian projects - not enough publicity for them in order to get traction. This looks like it could have been a good resource and if I had known it existed, probably would have used it along with the Debian wiki.

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Re: What will you miss when this site closes?
Posted by Steve (89.27.xx.xx) on Thu 14 Sep 2017 at 03:28
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Interesting, albeit a little frustrating. I did talk about the site a lot on my blog, over the years, which ended up on Planet Debian and other places.

But I should say this was never an official Debian project. No doubt if it had been it would have been promoted a little more.

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Steve

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Re: What will you miss when this site closes?
Posted by Anonymous (2a02:0xx:0xx:0xxx:0xxx:0xxx:xx) on Thu 14 Sep 2017 at 12:49

Are there plans to transfer articles Ingo Debian wiki? It would be Bad if knowledge would be lost

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Re: What will you miss when this site closes?
Posted by Anonymous (2001:0xx:0xx:0xxx:0xxx:0xxx:xx) on Wed 20 Sep 2017 at 06:11

No.

There are two reasons against it:

  • It would be a lot of work.
  • A lot of the value comes from the comments - sometimes because they correct my mistakes, and sometimes because they discuss interesting implications/updates.

The plan is to turn this into a static-site that will remain alive, but unmodifiable. I see nothing wrong with leaving the code up and running, read-only, for a few more years. By which point the content will have aged out of relevance.

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