new BSD forum: daemonforums

One of our regular blog readers brought a new BSD related forum to my attention: daemonforums.org

It’s a new website without much activity yet, but what I’m curious about is, why create yet another BSD related forum? How is this one different from BSD Forums , BSD Support or BSD Nexus etc?

It would have been nice if the creator(s) explained why they’ve started yet another forum or what niche they’re aiming at.

Personally, I think we should co-operate more, recommend and improve what’s available already in the BSD world (be it operating systems, websites or forums – unless strong and valid reasons are there, obviously). United we’re stronger.

www.daemonforums.org

Thanks to kace – gotbsd.net for reporting this.

5 thoughts on “new BSD forum: daemonforums

  1. anomie says:

    You

    wrote:
    >> “what I’m curious about is, why create yet another BSD related forum?”

    Here’s my unofficial take on the situation:

    [ Note -- I am

    not affiliated with bsdforums.org or daemonforums.org in any way that benefits me personally or financially. I'm just a BSD enthusiast and forum community

    dweller. ]

    bsdforums.org has long been the highest traffic BSD-related forum. Over the last couple years the owner of that site (with all due respect to

    him personally) seems to be MIA. This has resulted in a glut of offensive and ridiculous spam on bsdforums.org.

    A lot of folks tried repeatedly to

    contact the bsdforums.org site owner, but the attempts were ultimately in vain. daemonforums.org was created to become exactly what bsdforums.org once was.

    See you there!

    anomie

  2. Martin Tournoij says:

    > How is this one different from BSD Forums , BSD Support or BSD Nexus etc?
    > It would have been nice if the

    creator(s) explained why they’ve started yet another forum or what niche they’re aiming at.

    It is different from BSDForums because it is not overrun by

    (porn) spam and that it has an active administrator (Several actually).

    DaemonForums is a “fork” of BSDForums, started by people who realised that the

    situation at BSDForums was probably never going to be resolved.

    Martin Tournoij (DaemonForums Administrator)

  3. Oliver Herold says:

    @Mich

    >If FreeBSD is going the way of Linux of having more distro, package manager, forums and the like, it is a little

    This is

    nonsense! The forum above is because of the massive spam in bsdforums.org and the administrator of bsdforums.org doesn’t like his ‘job’ anymore.

    Furthermore it’s impossible to have distros the Linux way, because we don’t use a kernel with a more or less complete userland by mere chance. So every

    system like DesktopBSD or PC-BSD is a 100% FreeBSD. While ‘learning’ $BSD, you’ll see it’s a completely different approach – it’s quality by design, not

    a mere UNIX-like hack, it’s a free UNIX-derivative.

    @Gerard

    >Personally, I think we should co-operate more, recommend and improve

    what’s available already in the BSD world

    We are co-operating in BSD-world, since about 30 years! But decentralized knowledge is the best you can do,

    it’s the first rule for real free information! And if you have a look into BSDnexus for example, then you will see almost the same people in bsdforums.org

    or the new forum mentioned above.

  4. Gerard says:

    @

    Oliver: I was more thinking of an OS like midnightBSD. As there are already PC-BSD and DesktopBSD, is there really need for a 3rd? And on the forums front,

    it would have been nice to have only 2 or 3 BSD forums where everybody goes to (apart from their own OS forums), but I must admit, I wasn’t aware of all

    those probs at bsdforums.org

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