Launchpad need more than package-aggregation for the questions for example we need hardware related aggregation

Bug #264184 reported by marcobra (Marco Braida) on 2008-09-03
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Launchpad itself

Bug Description

No a bug but this is an a sort of "i wish...", a suggestion.

I'm an answer contact for Ubuntu i think Launchpad architecture especially for Ubuntu need some hardware related questions and answer aggregation.

Example, might be useful:

- a newbie user search answer to setup a wifi device in Ubuntu he don't know any of Ubuntu so a generic aggregation might be useful (i think "hardware-wifi in Ubuntu" , in this example )

- so casual user are able to find common related wifi answers into "hardware-wifi in Ubuntu" like a source-package, this obviously isn't a real package but is a virtual aggregation of answers related to wifi issue.

Thank you

description: updated
Tom (tom6) wrote :

Yes i agree. This is really frustrating

Half the time the packages aren't in the list or are there but don't allow you to use them or they are too specific and it's tough trying to find an 'umbrella' choice that covers - for example 'nvidia drivers'. Are we meant to be helping them fix things and learn or are we meant to be quizzing them about details they probably don't know and that will soon change anyway.

Also a lot of the questions don't seem to fit into 1 package but fit instead into categories such as "install problem" in which the only 'package' that is in error is the user themselves - not the software! Also a lot of problems seem to be more about hardware than software. The package is often the answer - not the problem lol

Having broader categories would smooth work-flow and provide a more useful resource for noobs hunting through for answers.

Thanks and regards from
Tom :)

Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2009-05-16
Changed in launchpad-answers:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
tags: added: feature
Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2010-12-05
tags: added: questions
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