website: add links to most popular active Wine forums
mitchell.mebane at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 13:39:21 CST 2008
Dan Kegel wrote:
> 2008/2/21 Tom Wickline <twickline at gmail.com>:
>> [if] the forums at http://www.wine-forum.org/index.php were not
>> popular enough to make this cut, may I ask how many users = popular?
> Well, let's see:
> Ubuntuforums: Threads: 685,027, Posts: 4,364,352, Members: 509,031
> Linuxforums: Threads: 111,640, Posts: 550,654, Members: 149,826
> Linuxforen.de: Themen: 238.148, Beiträge: 1.602.009, Benutzer: 70.611
> comp.emulators.ms-windows.wine: Threads: 22,816; no idea how many
> posts or members.
> wine-forum.org: Threads: 174, Posts: 529, Members: 751
> I think you have to grow by about two orders of magnitude
> to complete. And even then, you'd be
> fragmenting the user space. I rather doubt the
> average Ubuntu user, comfortable in his or her Ubuntu
> forum, will venture afield when there's a wine area right
> there in the ubuntu forum site. Likewise, users comfortable
> with the wine-users mailing list are unlikely to switch. etc.
> By adding a new forum, you're decreasing the quality of
> support in the existing ones.
> - Dan
Soo... the obvious thing to do is contact all the major Linux forums
with Wine sections, explain that we're trying to set up an official
forum, and see if they'll lock their Wine sections and redirect members
to the official forum.
If they all buy in, great. If not, keep the status quo.
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