venam
Hello fellow nixers,
This thread is about discussing clearly what we stand for.

Due to the last weeks events and questionings going around I thought it would
be a nice thing to speak up and say what we are as a community.

What are our ideals, what do we stand and strive for, what do we fulfil, how
do we differ, as the Nixers community.

We are a small, respectful community where everyone can have a place.
We are not overwhelmed by the size of our own community, unlike forums like
unix.com.
We strive for friendship, extremely good and interesting contents on the forums,
and casual technological or friendly offtopic conversations on irc.
Most of us are young enthusiasts that like to discover new things.
But most of all we have a deep bound.


I'd like everyone to discuss and answer the following questions:

What attracted you to nixers.net?

What kept you coming to nixers.net?

If there was two things that you would remember from Nixers.net what would they be?

How do you think we differ from other communities?

In a simple sentence define our community.


The goal of those questions is to find the real ideal of our name and to stay
true to it. We'll find what we are and what we'll stay.
pizzaroll1
Quote:What attracted you to nixers.net?
Originally, I joined unixhub.net, and that was due to the links in the sidebar of /r/unixporn on Reddit. Now, I rarely go to /r/unixporn, Nixers (and UnixHub before it) were much nicer and more interesting places to go.

Quote:What kept you coming to nixers.net?
The IRC is a nice place to hang out, and there are some very interesting discussions on the forums sometimes. Mostly, it's just nice to discuss these sorts of things because I rarely get a chance to in real life.

Quote:If there was two things that you would keep from Nixers.net what would they be?
Uhm, is this question supposed to mean "things I'd like to keep away from Nixers because they're bad" or "things I would like to take from Nixers because they're good"? Either this question is ambiguous, or I didn't get enough sleep (or both).

Quote:How do you think we differ from other communities?
There are other similar communities like (maybe) /r/linux and (possibly) /g/, but they're all massive behemoths with thousands of contributors. Also, 4chan is, of course, anonymous, preventing a real community from forming. I'd say Nixers is more of a tightly knit community. There are other communities of a similar size where you get to know who's who (a few mailing lists I subscribe to that fit this bill: {misc,ports,tech}@openbsd.org, various Haskell mailing lists from around the internet), but they're all mostly single-topic (or only a small range of topics) communities.

Quote:In a simple sentence define our community.
Elitist about Unix, but in a friendly, accessible yet extremely autistic way.
my website: kaashif.co.uk
venam
Quote:
Quote:If there was two things that you would keep from Nixers.net what would they be?
Uhm, is this question supposed to mean "things I'd like to keep away from Nixers because they're bad" or "things I would like to take from Nixers because they're good"? Either this question is ambiguous, or I didn't get enough sleep (or both).
I think I didn't express myself correctly . I mean two things that you would want nixers to stick to. Two things you like the most.
shtols
Quote:What attracted you to nixers.net?
I honestly can't tell anymore. I just remember stumbling across it coming from some somewhere on Reddit (But definitely not /r/unixporn, I think it might have been /r/freebsd, but as stated.. I don't really remember.), clicking through the forums for a few days and finally signing up because I like the topics that were discussed and the people seemed to be relatively (huehue) mature in the way they enjoyed their hobby. Most distro-specific communities were on a very egocentric trip, especially the Arch community. It felt different here.

Quote:What kept you coming to nixers.net?
The atmosphere, which is almost solely created by the people. Even though there is an elitist touch it has never been hostile towards people with different interests. Most people here are avid ricers, I'm not, Most people here tend to use one of the BSD-derivates or Arch, I'm more of a Debian guy. Most people here have the desire to create the most beautiful solution to a problem, I just want it to work more or less. Yet not even once I have been attacked for my choices. Same applies to all other topics that get discussed, even though it might look hostile to new people because of the regular declaration of faggotry in the IRC-channel it's a slack community.

In addition to that it's always awesome to see what people come up with. Unforgettable is the 'four-o-clock-in-the-morning-shit-we-should-all-already-be-asleep'-esque discussion about a virus-like-software with total autonomy that would be programmed to change political systems. This was really amazing.

Quote:If there was two things that you would keep from Nixers.net what would they be?
I go with pizzaroll1 here, I don't fully get the question.

Quote:How do you think we differ from other communities?
I'll have to think about that. There are too many thoughts going through my head.

Quote:In a simple sentence define our community.
Hic sunt dracones.
pizzaroll1
(30-08-2014, 05:48 AM)venam Wrote: I mean two things that you would want nixers to stick to. Two things you like the most.
In that case, I really like the fact that there are sometimes community projects (although they may not always actually get finished, work, or even get started). There should be more of those. Also, I enjoy the fact there are many people who don't seem to ever sleep. You go on the IRC, everyone is there, and you think "they're probably all AFK", but no, it turns out they're all awake at unreasonable times from all sorts of timezones and discussing something or other.
my website: kaashif.co.uk
kirby
(30-08-2014, 03:21 AM)venam Wrote: What attracted you to nixers.net?

I was bored one day on study leave and decided I wanted an irc channel to visit. There was one I went to a few years ago but that's long gone now. Found UnixHub from /r/unixporn

(30-08-2014, 03:21 AM)venam Wrote: What kept you coming to nixers.net?

I was on study leave, it's not like I had anything else to do haha. Also, everyone was nice and funny enough, and I liked that it wasn't huge.

(30-08-2014, 03:21 AM)venam Wrote: If there was two things that you would remember from Nixers.net what would they be?

You guys are all very helpful. I asked for help on my school project (trilobite) twice, and both times got a very useful response. For that I'm very grateful. Other than that, just stay on irc and discuss interesting stuff every now and then.

(30-08-2014, 03:21 AM)venam Wrote: How do you think we differ from other communities?

Size mostly. However you look at it, we are a very small, but pretty close-knit community. I can dig that.
dcli
(30-08-2014, 03:21 AM)venam Wrote: What attracted you to nixers.net?
I liked the scrots of all the nixers b[/quote]est

(30-08-2014, 03:21 AM)venam Wrote: What kept you coming to nixers.net?
Everyone from the IRC channel grew on me quite a lot

(30-08-2014, 03:21 AM)venam Wrote: If there was two things that you would remember from Nixers.net what would they be?
Unfortunately, the drama, and fortunately, the serious rice skills everyone has

(30-08-2014, 03:21 AM)venam Wrote: How do you think we differ from other communities?
We're small and elite

(30-08-2014, 03:21 AM)venam Wrote: In a simple sentence define our community.
A bunch of fuckin' autists somehow given a complex operating system and told to make it look good and work easily.
z3bra
What attracted you to nixers.net?
The experience of its members. For the newbie I was, nixers where a group of advanced unix users, doing some magic with their unix machines. I came here for learning, stood for the quality of content.

What kept you coming to nixers.net?
As I said, quality of content. Every post is about a nifty hack, a nice trick or interesting poll (minus some exceptions, like the "what do you ride" thread...). I always learn something new, and made a few friends here, we're not elitists. But we're advanced enough to take position and discuss many different subjects. I like it

If there was two things that you would remember from Nixers.net what would they be?
Tweak'n'share. That's what I expect from our members. And that's what we get. None of us can take an out-of-the-box system and be done with it. We all like to tinker with our system, try the most obscure hacks or program, and share what we did with the community.

How do you think we differ from other communities?
We're not related to a specific distro.
We're not a help desk.
We're not as populated as Japan
We are linked by the same passion: playing with Unix.

In a simple sentence define our community.
One word: justunixthings
For real: I want to play a game. It's called "Unix".
bsdkeith
Quote:We are linked by the same passion: playing with Unix.
I like that statement, it's what I am hoping this site is.
pranomostro
I love to read the books written at bell labs, »the C programming language«, »Programming pearls«, »the unix programming environment, and so on. I love the ideas that drove the people who created unix, pipes, plan 9, and so much more, and love discussing them. And I want to share when I discover something useful I can do with my shell that maybe nobody else has thought of before.

So, I guess that's why I am here.




Members  |  Stats  |  Night Mode  |  Help