I noticed that many Linux communities have a rather tough culture on their forums and community channels. Was wondering which Linux community does a better job on keeping a nice and friendly attitude.

  • @DerPapa69@lemmy.ml
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    122 years ago

    Whatever you do, stay far away from reddit. Every Linux community I have ever visited on that site is unbearably toxic.

    Staying far away from that awful site seems like good advice in general, anyways

  • @OsrsNeedsF2P@lemmy.ml
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    92 years ago

    The Manjaro forums

    It’s honestly the part I miss the most about Manjaro now that I’m on Arch. People were noob friendly over there

  • mekhos
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    2 years ago

    Yea, sometimes technical people aren’t great people-people. Ubuntu forums are pretty relaxed.

    Arch has a great wiki, but it looks like you are expected to read and research yourself and only ask if you get stuck, just asking for hand-holding probably wont get far there (and maybe that’s fair enough).

    • Ephera
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      Yeah, that’s kind of the thing. The more expert-focused / niche the distro is, the less hand-holding you can expect.

      But if you do show that you’re not just being a dumbass and have put in some effort, then you’ll usually find a number of those experts (and potentially even distro maintainers) willing to help you, which can resolve pretty much any issue you could imagine.

      And them using their expert time to walk you through hell and back is extremely nice, too. But whether you get to experience that niceness depends on your own level of expertise, because they do not have infinite time.

      • mekhos
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        42 years ago

        You articulated this really well!

        I suppose they get jaded by the unending stream of lazy people who cant lift a finger to help themselves - but yes If you show that you are interested in learning (so that you come back less in future) they often help

  • down daemon
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    52 years ago

    gentoo, i haven’t used it for years and it’s not easy for noobs but everyone was super cool

  • @iortega
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    2 years ago

    Well, not about linux, and neither about nicest. OpenBSD.

    This is the worst OS community I have found so far. Not giving details.

  • @011011@lemmy.ml
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    22 years ago

    Ubuntu but this is based on my experience from 15 years ago.

    Archlinux irc used to be pleasant and helpful, not sure about the forums.

    • @OsrsNeedsF2P@lemmy.ml
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      2 years ago

      Forums are honestly pretty bad. Ask a question where the answer might be found in section 6 subparagraph 8 on a Wiki page not indexed by Google because it hasn’t been modified since 2009 and you’ll get flamed

    • @leanleft@lemmy.ml
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      22 years ago

      i didn’t have the best experience with gentoo’s but developers are serious about their software… not necessarily dealing with people.