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  • #16
    Originally posted by gQuigs View Post
    I'd like to see Phoronix updated on Identi.ca as much as twitter. Depending on how you post this can be very easy to keep the both updated and sync them (I think Identi.ca has an option builtin). Oh and do the same contests there...

    Thanks!

    Or he could use http://ping.fm/

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    • #17
      I generally like Phoronix but you could with a bit less drama headlines. When you find a bug somewhere you seems to get out the biggest and often most negative headline you can think off even if its just a bug on your hardware setup. Phoronix is quoted around the web a lot, kudos to you for that, and so are your headlines, they might give you short-term hits but I feel they result in a more long term negativity in general.

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      • #18
        On the job idea, aren't there already 2+? Linux.com and *desktop?

        OnTopic:
        - dark forum theme
        - graphics tracker (like the kernel one)

        - oh and an article on how to create a PTS test profile from start to finish, and then benchmarks based on it

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        • #19
          Originally posted by cl333r View Post
          1) .deb installer for Ubuntu of latest phoronix benchmarking test suite from site.
          2) A (much) more intuitive and faster/easier solution for novice users
          This!

          I can DL and build source and follow instructions like the rest, but I honstly can't be bothered to do so for a benchmark... BUT, if i could go

          sudo apt-get install phoronix-benchmark (or something like that)

          and then

          phoronix --run --all (or something like that)

          and have it return with a url i can check to show me fancy graphs & stuff, that would be awesome and I would do that




          Originally posted by Xilanaz View Post
          I generally like Phoronix but you could with a bit less drama headlines. When you find a bug somewhere you seems to get out the biggest and often most negative headline you can think off even if its just a bug on your hardware setup. Phoronix is quoted around the web a lot, kudos to you for that, and so are your headlines, they might give you short-term hits but I feel they result in a more long term negativity in general.

          This too! I like reading about interesting things, but when I get halfway through and think "this is not what the title said", I tend to ignore the site for a while; it loses some credibility. Then only slowly rebuilds it with more accurate interesting articles.




          And a 3rd thing!

          External links BLUE! Internal links GREEN! or something so we can tell the difference...

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          • #20
            Contact involved parties to confirm / deny rumors you post. This is what journalists do. Most corporations will usually fail to reply or issue a non-statement like "We don't comment on rumors or speculation". But if you look at real news stories, that's how they handle it, and in some cases they actually get an official response that improves the coverage.

            I know that many of the things Phoronix reports on are from open source groups that conduct their business out in the open, and the digging through mailing lists etc that you do is very commendable.

            Visually represent intra-Phoronix story links differently from external ones. I know you're just trying to increase the hits to your site, and many times we're happy to check back on a story you've previously posted, but any time I click a link expecting to see a more substantiated outside link and end up at another story here, I feel like I was tricked. Someone recently suggested making the intra-site links a different color. Try that. If your traffic plunges in some undesirable way, at least you'll know something new.

            I know "news" or "reporting" is not in the site's masthead. Whether you intend it or not, people look to Phoronix as a source of journalism. The coverage you provide is frequently valuable. Some of the biggest traffic you get is from places like Slashdot citing you as a news source (the Steam story, for example). You could gain a lot of respect and maybe some new readers by adopting a few more journalistic practices.

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            • #21
              IO schedulers

              Hello Michael.

              it would be really cool to see performance comparation of IO schedulers.
              I mena, everyone is useng them or not. And it would be curious to see what are good ones for some specific application and overall.

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              • #22
                Overall I really like Phoronix. Some of the annoyances:

                In the tests, create a table to list the different platforms you are testing instead of writing it all out in a paragraph full of numbers that all blend together.

                More interesting games tests - Nexuiz is good, but most of the rest are useless. How about adding UT2004, Doom3, and maybe Portal2 or some WINE game?

                Get rid of the links in all your articles, or at least highlight the ones that are actually related to the current article and not just links back to previous Phoronix articles.

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                • #23
                  How about I'll whitelist Phoronix in AdBlock, and maybe even Ghostery when you drop the overly invasive ads, stop page whoring, stop posting crap that has not been corroborated or is completely unresearched and start doing more competent reviews.

                  Till then I'm only hear to read whats up with the AMD and G3D driver devs or to complain with the rest about the sloppy state of the site.

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                  • #24
                    Recommended Builds/Buys or Build Helper tools

                    I often find myself wanting to know what the phoronix guys would build (for workstations) or buy (for laptops). Many sites have a buyer's guide, but I've not run across one with a buyer's guide specifically with Linux in mind. (This was touched on earlier by another user who wanted stats on the components you review as an aid in building his own hardware.)

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                    • #25
                      Just the freaking hardware/software summary tables in the articles everyone keeps asking for, since it seems the transition to the "new" phoronix is still going to take some time. That's the only thing I want to see. I'm sure I'm not alone in this one.

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                      • #26
                        GCC -O0 vs. -O1 vs. -O2, vs. -O3 vs. -Os vs. -O3 + LDFLAGS optimization vs. -O3 + LDFLAGS optimization + OpenMP loop optimization + Graphite loop optimazation.

                        This should be interesting for OSS benchmarks

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                        • #27
                          How many people are working in Phoronix?
                          I offtenly see a firm which proclaims "we" while there is only one employee, director hisself.

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                          • #28
                            Interview Johnny Hughes and ask him how CentOS is any different from WhiteBox now that he's screwed his users (ungrateful bastards (1)) with a 3 month lag of security updates with no guarantee that there will not be another such lag between 6.0 and 6.1.

                            1 http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/ce...ay/111670.html

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by wstorm View Post
                              How many people are working in Phoronix?
                              I offtenly see a firm which proclaims "we" while there is only one employee, director hisself.
                              Matthew Tippet works on phoronix test suite as well, but on the news site and forums I think it's just "director hisself".

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by wstorm View Post
                                How many people are working in Phoronix?
                                I offtenly see a firm which proclaims "we" while there is only one employee, director hisself.
                                Me... For news, featured articles, and everything else. Hence why many of these article requests can't be fulfilled, besides not many hardware vendors participating in the Linux media scene.

                                There were other contributors in past years, but not anymore. From time to time there are some random contributors for a random article, but I think that's maybe 1~3 times a year. Usually when referencing 'we' in modern articles, it means the Phoronix Test Suite and I. And sometimes, the Phoronix Test Suite, Augustiner / Franziskaner beer, and I Or in some cases, the community.

                                The Phoronix Test Suite is a separate venture, but yes, the code is largely just developed by me as well. But that at least has Matthew Tippett on board with the commercial side, etc.
                                Michael Larabel
                                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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