Linux Social with Linux Connect

have to say this site is great forum site
ive created a linux social site and im not bothering with forums because these forums are far to good !!

ive created linux connect with has

chat
photos
videos
profiles
groups

and more coming

http://linuxconnect.co.uk

I went to have a look around your website, to check it wasn’t a commercial venture, commercial ventures not being allowed to post purely for search engine optimisation … I’m sure you understand that, and if not, believe me you will once the SPAM battle begins.

Yet I’m still not sure whether it’s commercial or not ? … simply because I was put off by the procedure for joining.

Is there any reason you require SO MUCH PERSONAL INFORMATION to join ?

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WARNING: See thiis posting before signing up to linuxconnect:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=10312.msg76547#msg76547

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For the time being, I’ll allow the posting, unless someone tells me it’s a commercial or information phishing site … If this is a legitimate “Linux Lounge” type site I’d seriously cut back on the “Required” fields in your sign up procedure … that will put a LOT of people off joining … it did me :wink:

Mmm …

This forum was started to satisfy demand … i.e. UK alternatives were limited.
One has to wonder (!) why, given the comment “this forum is far too good”, one would want to start another to ‘compete’ with it … ?!
[I’m waiting for the spam / advertising to appear!!]

Looks dodgy to me. There’s no “about” page, no “privacy policy” page, no “terms of service” page, basically no information at all.

I’m calling shenanigans.

Hmm … just spotted the linuxconnect site founders “profile” page:
http://linuxconnect.co.uk/wayne-ward/profile.html

Where he appears to slag off our signup procedure >:(

At least we don’t REQUIRE your Gender, an “About Me” comment, your FULL address, a Website, your College/University, and your Graduation year to join.

Which then appears to get displayed on your profile page for ANYONE to view (including non-members) by default.
(as a non-member I can freely view 7 out of their 8 members profile information)

Nor do we require verification by email.

So who’s site really has the:-

?

As an aside, he also slags off the Ubuntu forum:-

Ubuntu (or us) are under no obligation to “advertise” his site, and with an attitude like that I’m beginning to think the Ubuntu forum admin probably made the right decision. :o

I’d say you’re not doing yourselves any favours … so far all I’m seeing on your site is pretty unwarranted negative commentary about other Linux community websites … that’s unlikely to gain you any friends/members. :slight_smile:

I just read through some of his posts. Oh the irony! It’s burns so deep!