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A bit of focus

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What I learned from the Nuxified competition is that competitions aren't a way to bring new users to this site. It is a way to encourage existing users to stay and maybe contribute even more, and that is what its value is going to be. Some of you guys who are here will get a prize. Smiling

I am at least happy about that. You deserve it, whoever wins.

What apparently works much better for getting new users is to provide them with useful content and services. The content includes articles, blog entries, forum posts, screenshots etc. If we make a promotional video about GNU/Linux or even our own small distro, that is content too. It is easier to announce those things to other sites and actually get people to read and some of them even join.

Articles are the easiest to do while getting most traffic and potential members so this is what we are going to be doing. However, we are cooperating with GetGNULinux.org and PolishLinux.org which are all about useful articles while we are mostly about technical support through forums. This is part of the reason why I'd like to draw some merely formal lines for these three sites in regards to articles that we will be publishing. So my idea is for Nuxified.org to focus more on application reviews and tutorials, PolishLinux.org (as it already does) on distribution reviews and tutorials and GetGNULinux.org (also as it already is) on general introductions to GNU/Linux.

I am in no way even trying to set some sort of rules to any of these sites, just laying down a coherent picture. Things are, regarding PL.o and GGL.o already pretty much set this way. It is applications reviews which aren't being done so often not only among these three sites, but in general and I am vowing for Nuxified.org to fill this spot. This doesn't mean that PL wont sometimes publish application reviews or that Nuxified.org wont sometimes have distro reviews, but the general focus of Nuxified.org should be applications.

Hence I will soon (like next week) publish a GNU/Linux applications overview article and then we will start reviewing specific interesting applications that are to be found on Free Software platforms, from latest versions instant messaging clients to office applications to various useful utilities.

And below each of these articles we will recommend our forums as a place where people can ask further questions. Smiling

So what do you think about this kind of focus?

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Where does talk about the

Where does talk about the alternative operating systems go?

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Well of course, here on

Well of course, here on Nuxified. Sticking out tongue

I forgot to mention those. Any articles about alternative OSs and other exotic stuff that are rarely talked about we can cover. PolishLinux.org and GetGNULinux.org focus mostly on just GNU/Linux, but we *can* go further. Smiling

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okay

Sounds good.

Remember that philosophical stuff goes on Libervis though.

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a_thing wrote: Remember
a_thing wrote:

Remember that philosophical stuff goes on Libervis though.

Of course. Smiling

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Tutorials

I think tutorials are always good. For myself, I got a few things in my pocket which I could translate and also I'm thinking about writing something about Cinelerra, since I'm recently playing around with that a little.
Application reviews are also nice, but having a tutorial at hand the user can immediately start working on it. With a review he can just see it's a nice application and it can do some really cool things, but he has no idea how to start (at least on some apps like maybe Blender and also Cinelerra). Therefor I think the focus should be tutorials, and of course the help provided in the forum.

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I agree. I was actually

I agree. I was actually using the word "reviews" loosely, but anything that has to do with applications would be good and is still something not done often.

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libervisco wrote: Hence I
libervisco wrote:

Hence I will soon (like next week) publish a GNU/Linux applications overview article and then we will start reviewing specific interesting applications that are to be found on Free Software platforms, from latest versions instant messaging clients to office applications to various useful utilities.

So I said this should be published this week already, and hasn't been so far. I've had some unexpected things happen which slowed me down.

Anyway, I'm actually dropping the whole "applications overview" idea. I'm not sure how valuable it would be. I have this list of applications that I compiled, and I just stare blankly at it. It's just a list of applications which may seem random to many people.. nothing special. Application overviews (or must-have applications articles) have been done already anyway.

I'm just gonna move on to the first application to review (and it will double as a tutorial as well), which I'm yet to pick. The hunt is on, for the weekend or so. Smiling

Cheers

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