Probably, except that I use Mepis.m_pav wrote:Isn't it just a whole lot easier...
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I think your reply should "stand on its own two feet" too, as a topic of it's own, either in 'General Topics' or whatever other subforum a moderator thinks is appropriate, not tacked on as a post in this thread.qtech wrote:Probably, except that I use Mepis.m_pav wrote:Isn't it just a whole lot easier...
OT- Please consider this an open letter to the community meant to encourage creative and constructive conversation. This is not an effort to be divisive or to troll. I, as a community member, am addressing what I perceive to be a growing issue that effects the survival and continuity of the community (regardless of whether or not Mepis is actually "dead"). This deserves it's own thread but I'm doing it here because it contextually lends credence and is a perfect example of my point.
Let me begin by making it clear that I mean no disrespect to the tremendous efforts involved in the creation of MX (and no, this is not directed at m_pav or any individual community member).
MX is consuming this forum. And it is doing so at the expense of Warren's efforts and reputation and at the expense of those who choose to use Mepis. Again, do not misunderstand, I greatly respect and admire the communities accomplishment in the creation of MX. I've tried it and it is impressive. But it has very little to do with Warren's creation(s) upon which is the origin and foundation that this community is built. MX is not Mepis and Mepis is still my choice of OS.
I offer a simple example of the problem: A few days ago, I broke something on my M12 install and knew that the solution was here on the forum (as I'd encountered the same problem in the past). I used the search feature to locate the thread that I needed. Yet because MX had a similar issue (and because the search feature can not easily discern between Mepis and MX), the first 15 pages of search results were for MX. I could not find the thread that I needed to fix Mepis.
Or consider this: If a new user installs Mepis and joins the forum, imagine their confusion when they see thread after thread about MX which is Mepis but also isn't Mepis along with some Mate and KDE remixes and references to AntiX all muddled together. Things must be confusing enough with M12 stuck in beta and new folks trying to discern whether M12 is 11.9.86 or 11.0.12.
If MX is to be a long term project, than it is time for MX to follow the path of Antix and to create its own website and forum. If for no other reason than out of respect for Warren's years of hard work (regardless of whether or not Mepis is "dead") and out of respect to those belonging to the Mepis community who desire to continue to use Mepis.
It is time for MX to stand on its own two feet.