I agree; the list of example off-topic distros should be updated from time to time to reflect those that are most commonly asked about. This is beneficial not merely because it helps people using those specific distros know to ask their questions elsewhere, but also because current and popular examples tend to make good, illustrative examples.
I suggest we replace the text "Gnome-Remix (prior to 13.04)" with the text "Elementary OS."
I believe off-topic Gnome-Remix questions are uncommon now compared to several OSes not listed.
I think removing "Gnome-Remix (prior to 13.04)" as part of the same change that adds "Elementary OS" would be good for two reasons:
- It would control the length and complexity of the help pages (especially compared to just having the list of unofficial distro examples grow and grow over time). This is good because it may increase the likelihood people will read and understand it.
- Keeping dated, now-uncommon examples of what not to ask about may fool people into thinking, "well I've heard a lot about how Mint isn't supported, and these other distros are obscure ...my distro is probably okay."
Why have I not simply upvoted this question and posted a separate one asking for "Gnome-Remix (prior to 13.04)" to be removed? Because:
- That we can remove old examples is the reason there are no significant disadvantages to adding new ones. I'm much more convinced it would be good to "Gnome-Remix (prior to 13.04)" with "Elementary OS" than that it would be good to just tack "Elementary OS" onto the current list.
- There's probably no good reason to make two changes to (the same sentence of) the same help page, one after another, if they can just both be made at the same time.