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  • #46
    I am a Phoronix fan. I like the speculation (to a certain degree), the mailing list summaries and the occasional bleeding-edge "inside" info.

    What I would like to see next is the following:

    - More writers, as mentioned many times before. Perhaps you can allow user-submitted articles (if they pass your quality control)?

    - More extensive conclusions in the benchmark articles. This will make the benchmark itself more interesting. Many of the benchmark articles just show some (more or less) nice graphs with a brief comment to each of them and a very short summary at the end. If there is nothing more to say than a brief paragraph to four pages of graphs, then perhaps it is not necessary to post all the details?

    - Proper login for premium members. This was quite an annoyance when I was a premium member. I always had to go from an article, to the forums and then back to the article to benefit from the premium membership. I would love to be a premium member, but currently it's too annoying.

    - Lose the kontera ads. They are the worst kind of ads, popping up in front of the text I'm trying to read. These ads on Phoronix are the sole reason for why I had to install adblock (I only block the kontera/intellitxt ads though). I would prefer to be a premium member instead, but as mentioned above it's too cumbersome.


    • #47
      Originally posted by Xilanaz View Post
      I would suggest you take a look at it can build for a lot of systems and highly automated, so you can offer rpm or deb or whatever else there is
      Ya now there is a service worthy a 5 or 6 page article in itself.


      • #48
        Originally posted by Michael View Post
        Me... For news, featured articles, and everything else.
        May be keeping things small is a good idea. I hate big numbers too
        Great job, anyway!


        • #49
          a few more ideas

          +1 for flattr button and bitcoins cause i'm not much into paypal and i i'd like as individual to offer you a ''beer'' once in a while for your excellent job.
          +1 for a phoronix spin off on wireless cards!!
          +1 for getting some donations and sponsors and hire people to help cause burn out isnt pretty...


          • #50
            Full-Length RSS Feeds for Premium Subscribers

            I monitor Phoronix thru Google Reader, and it is annoying to have to click thru to read the entire article. Maybe specially for premium subscribers Phoronix could include the entire article in the RSS feed. I think Ars Technica offers this feature to it's paid subscribers.


            • #51
              1) Fix the login problem with article pages. Once per day, I do this: I load an article, see it's page 1 of 4, open forums in another tab, wait for it to load, then close it without even looking at it, and then reload the article. Aah, page 1 of 1, that's better. I just wasted my time, and wasted your computer's time too. Poor computer. Do it for him, if not for us.

              2) Include oldschool filesystems in filesystem benchmarks. Yes, I know ext4, btrfs, and zfs are where all the fun is, but showing the numbers next to Reiser3, xfs, and even ext3, and especially the constantly-underrated jfs, helps put things in perspective. If one of the new ones start beating reiser3 at lots-of-small-files, or even gets to be half as fast, I want to know that my next mail server deserves some new thought.