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Comments on How should we approach our (non-developer) software community proposals?

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How should we approach our (non-developer) software community proposals?

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We have some software (but not software-development) proposals:

Are these three separate, distinct communities, or should any of them be combined? Office suites strike me as a subset of the kinds of software applications that would be in scope on the first, and the line between OS and software application can get a little blurry on Linux. (I mean, most of the things you can run on the command line are also software applications; they just usually don't have GUIs.)

For our Software Development community, after much discussion, we created a single community instead of several different ones based on the domain or language or specific discipline within the software-dev world. Codidact is still a small community (or set of communities), growing but not growing super-quickly, and we felt there would be more power in a shared space. If someday a single community is too large to function, we can spin off more targeted communities if that's what people want. We've planned for that from the start.

Should we bring these three proposals together? Are operating systems different enough from applications that Linux should stay separate regardless of what we do with the other two? Are we comfortable with a single "software users" community (better name needed) where you can ask questions about Firefox, Excel, Google Docs, iBooks, Android apps, cygwin, git, or vim? And about environment variables, file permissions, admin tools, yum, WSL, or VPNs?

How much overlap is there in the communities that form around these three topic areas? Is there benefit to working together?

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I agree with @Alexei.

While Superuser and Linux is for OS but, Office Suites isn't. So, it is better to separate them. I have actually added a proposal on it. I am adding some more information for Office Suites here also.

  • Linux user uses Libre-Office Writer while Windows user uses Microsoft Office.
  • Software Codidact is ok. I was thinking to propose a site like Stackoverflow. But, Software Codidact is only for solving issues. So, I will also say that leave the Software Codidact as it is.
  • Linux and Superuser should be added in a single site. I explained why in my proposal.
  • I think you should add Adobe, Office Suites and Libre-Office(I don't remember if I left anything. I will edit this question if I something comes to my head then.) in a single site.
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Wicket‭ wrote almost 1 year ago

The linked proposal was closed as a duplicate. Power Users and Linux Systems communities were launched.