New CentOS/RHEL Group On Facebook

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Hi,

There are currently two competing CentOS groups on Facebook. The “main”
group is managed by a small group of autocrats with very unilateral communication skills. The other one is not managed at all, judged by the amount of non-CentOS-related stuff published there (Ubuntu tutorials, Windows games, cheap Ray-Ban sunglasses).

I was a bit frustrated by this state of things, the more so since I’ve successfully managed the Slackware Linux Facebook group for a couple of years, regulating publications, keeping folks on topic and banning the odd spammer.

So I decided to do the same thing I would do in a software development context. Fork the project and create a different CentOS/RHEL Facebook group. The goal of this group would simply be to provide a no-nonsense discussion platform for all the CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux users out there. Publications would be strictly CentOS/RHEL-centered, but on the other hand, you’d be free to share your CentOS-related blog posts, tutorials and documentation without getting flamed or banned by an admin.

Anyway, feel free to join the new group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2136021589748759/

Cheers from the sunny South of France,

Niki Kovacs

Microlinux – Solutions informatiques durables
7, place de l’église – 30730 Montpezat Web : http://www.microlinux.fr Mail : info@microlinux.fr Tél. : 04 66 63 10 32

6 thoughts on - New CentOS/RHEL Group On Facebook

  • I personally dislike Facebook, but even so, I think a basic requirement for any web site striving to share knowledge is to be publicly accessible to all which at the moment it is not. Search engines won’t be able to crawl it, people without an account won’t be able to access it.

    Can this be changed?

    Thanks


    Sent from the Delta quadrant using Borg technology!

    Nux!
    http://www.nux.ro

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  • I second this. I find it rather ironic that one would try to initiate discussion of an open source operating system and environment in a proprietary walled off world. This seems rather antithetical to the whole intent of CentOS.

    – Richard

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  • Le 09/10/2017 à 13:14, Nux! a écrit :

    Facebook is what it is, and as far as I’m concerned, I use the good bits while ignoring the bad bits. It’s OK for sharing links to new blog posts and tutorials in tech groups, but that’s pretty much it. For technical questions, the mailing list and the forums are much more suited, and this is also stated in the Facebook group’s welcome message.

    Consider it as “Twitter with unlimited characters”.

    Cheers,

    Niki


    Microlinux – Solutions informatiques durables
    7, place de l’église – 30730 Montpezat Web : http://www.microlinux.fr Mail : info@microlinux.fr Tél. : 04 66 63 10 32

  • So, there is no switch there to make the group public?
    It requires login now, that’s what I was moaning about basically.


    Sent from the Delta quadrant using Borg technology!

    Nux!
    http://www.nux.ro

    —– Original Message —–

  • I think the point of it is that it is a Facebook group, i.e. It is a group for Facebook users who have an interest in CentOS/RHEL.

    If it were to be an open-source group, then it would be over an open-source medium.

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