Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Mar 2007 16:04 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Today, we did a fairly major restructuring of our database categories. Before, we only added one or, in rare cases, two; this time, however, we have added three new categories, and also split one up. Read one for the how and why, and also how you can help in finding misplaced stories.
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frik85
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2006-01-26

First, my comment was not meant to be rude or something like that.
... it was a simple question (plus some background info) which usually would deserve a neutral answer.

What right do you have to come barging in here placing demands on how we should run OUR website?
We deal with it and like constructive criticism as well as ideas and suggestions. Reactos.org offer several ways for our community to take part (forums, mailing lists, irc channels, wiki, etc.).

As it stands now, ReactOS will NOT be getting its own category, because I do not see what ReactOS has what MINIX, Visopsys, or whatever other smaller alternative does not have. Syllable and SkyOS got lucky, else they would NOT have had a category either.

As Alex Ionescu already pointed out, ReactOS is already well known around the world.


You have NO IDEA how tedious it is to sift through our entire database, jotting down story_ids, and then manually changing the database category.
Don't get me wrong, but as a coder that know how to deal with a database, I would simply write a script and/or sql-queries (or use a proper interface) for such tasks.

The longer ReactOS don't has its own category the longer it will take to move all entries in future.

I have saved you a lot of work, as I am forgiving I have simple done the task myself. (see below)

I don't know if you are part of ReactOS development crew, but [...]
I am one of the ReactOS devs and I am additionally admin of the ReactOS website.
But again don't get me wrong, I only want the best for our project, ReactOS.
We had even hear people laughing about that (for us) sad fact ReactOS has not its own category on OSNews but in contrary more news entries than many others.

Hence, feel free to post in the comments here any stories you find that might be in the wrong category, specifically those concerning the new categories created (feel free to just post the story_id). We thank you in advance!


There you go ...

ReactOS news on OSNews - list of all news id's:

178
2053
2532
2711
3159
4006
4246
4396
4790
5184
5299
5469
5691
5795
6011
6118
6242
6780
6869
7175
7515
7688
8266
8830
8941
9324
10250
11627
12036
12464
12874
13073
13450
13467
13510
13750
13937
14911
14932
15175
15306
15489
15576
15644
15673
15687
16499
16534
16592
16637
16705
16716
16834
16888
17144
17146
17236
17396


Best regards,
Klemens Friedl
[edit: added fullname at the end of the comment]

Edited 2007-03-01 21:16

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