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Old 17th June 2008
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Thumbs up Recommendation of the UNIX.COM Forums

I would like to recommend unix.com forums, especially for Solaris, AIX and HPUX resources/threads, also a lot of great "script threads" there.

I am doing this recommendation because unix.com admin Neo feels that we do not link to them on purpose and this is what he told me by PM about our BSD community:

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-- Neo asked us to remove contents of that PM --
Regards to users of unix.com from BSD community
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Somewhat small.
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It's small? http://www.unix.com/forum_index.php

I haven't honestly been there lately, but I do know it's the first result when searching "unix forums" on Google.

Link exchange is always a commendable idea, personal opinions aside, forums are a resource, not a competition.
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Currently Active Users: 1252 (35 members and 1217 guests)
Users active in the past 24 hours: 30212 (514 members and 29698 guests)
Threads: 63,713, Posts: 230,150, UNIX Forum Members: 61,729, Active Members: 3,054
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http://www.unix.com/

Mea culpa, just saw the low posting rate at the front. Even worse, I'm a member of this board since a while
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In the *BSD section there has been 9 posts in the last 2 months (If I am not wrong). I wouldn't call it a competitive BSD forums. It seems more a forum focused on non-bsd unixes.

As for Neo's message it seems that he is referring to some people or posts in particular, I do not know which....
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In the *BSD section there has been 9 posts in the last 2 months (If I am not wrong). I wouldn't call it a competitive BSD forums. It seems more a forum focused on non-bsd unixes.
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I would like to recommend unix.com forums, especially for Solaris, AIX and HPUX resources/threads, also a lot of great "script threads" there.
As I said in the 1st post: Solaris + AIX + HPUX

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As for Neo's message it seems that he is referring to some people or posts in particular, I do not know which....
Propably anyone who posted link on bsdforums.org had been cut by j65nko because of bsdforums regulation.
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As I said in the 1st post: Solaris + AIX + HPUX
I was talking about Neo's words, not yours. I just found strange his request, that's all. Anyway, never mind.
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I didn't even know it existed.

Is he talking about BSDForums or DaemonForums? Or both? In any case, anyone is free to link to any other recource (including forums) ...
Also, I suspect most people here have joined the community long after this skirmish with unix.com, and are quite unaware of it.
Please tell him this if you haven't already.
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Is he talking about BSDForums or DaemonForums? Or both?
It all started at the beginning of BSD Forums and continues to today (propably), as daemonforums.org is a continuation of bsdforums traditions, no one removed any unix.com links from here if I recall correctly, but propably many moderators and admins removed links from bsdforums.

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In any case, anyone is free to link to any other recource (including forums) ...
Also, I suspect most people here have joined the community long after this skirmish with unix.com, and are quite unaware of it.
Please tell him this if you haven't already.
I will PM him, I think that I already told him this, but I am not sure.
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unix.com IMO has a very different flavour to (daemon|bsd)forums.org.

i enjoy clever uses of grep, sed, sh etc. but i feel unix.com has an overdose of it, i got bored of it pretty soon. daemonforums has got the opposite problem; still this is a nice place to hang out.
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So much vBulletin ...


It might be a bit stupid of me to ask but being a youngling of sorts here. What did happen between unix.com and bsdforums?
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Beats me! Anyway, I just followed that link, and will see what the site is about. The referrer logs entry will make the persnickety admin there happy.
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I just noticed that Neo (The Administrator) removed a thread you made with the reason "used to drive traffic to another site.".

I assume the "other site" is DaemonForums? ... He probably didn't appreciate this, especially since there seems to be some history between unix.com and bsdforums.org.
In any case, please ask the administrators permission before making "advertisement threads".
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@Carpetsmoker

That propably would not be necessery, I have just been banned from unix.com ...

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You have been banned for the following reason:
No reason was specified.

Date the ban will be lifted: Never
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Hmm... a little draconian.
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Childish behaviour.
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Stupid that's all.
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just for the community record. they have edited one of my posts and deleted a link to bsdforums.
that's just hilarious, the thread is called "How Many Technology Forums Do You Actively Participate In?".

i am not a unix.com regular "costumer" and as i have stated before people go to the place they like most.

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A bit over the top...

If you need to administrate so badly that you change posts arbitrarily (arguably), maybe you should get a second hobby?

Or be less of a dick?

I hear knitting is quite fun.

Then again, so is playing with forum databases. I would have reset vermaden's password instead of banning him, and then sent him a PM here asking about the PMs on UNIX forums that he didn't respond to (that I would not actually send.)

But then again, I'm fun.
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