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debian-faq: remove links to obsolete user help forums (was: Re: Is debianHELP correct ?)



Package: debian-faq
Severity: normal
Tags: +patch

Reporting this as a bug so it won't get lost.  Sebul and Justin B Rye: thanks a
lot!

Bye,

Joost



On Fri, Oct 01, 2021 at 09:38:41AM +0100, Justin B Rye wrote:
> Sebul wrote:
> > Please see
> > https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-faq/support.en.html#s12.2.2
> > At 12.2.2. Webforms
> > link to debianHELP is strange.
> 
> Apparently its decay has reached the stage of expired SSL
> certificates, so it's about time debian-faq/support.dbk was trimmed
> back to only point at forums.debian.net.
> 
>    <section id="s12.2.2"><title>Web forum</title>
>    <para>
>     <ulink url="http://forums.debian.net/";>Debian User Forums</ulink> 
>     provides web forums on which you can submit questions about Debian
>     and have them answered by other users.  (It is not officially part
>     of the Debian project.)
>    </para>
>   </section>
> 
> That would be a minimal fix, but I'd also want to reorganise it now.
> DebianHELP was entirely "third-party", but forums.debian.net is not
> ("https://bits.debian.org/2021/08/debianuserforums.html";) - the
> debian-user mailinglist isn't "official" in that it guarantees an
> authoritative answer from the DPL, or supersedes the NO WARRANTY
> warnings, it's just that it's the "preferred" support channel.
> Perhaps it needs to say something like:
> 
>    <section id="s12.2.2"><title>Web forum</title>
>    <para>
>     Besides the official mailing lists, there are also web forums at
>     <ulink url="http://forums.debian.net/";>Debian User Forums</ulink>
>     on which you can submit questions about Debian and have them
>     answered by other users.
>    </para>
>   </section>
> -- 
> JBR	with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
> 	sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package
> 


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