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[tdf-discuss] Re: Forums - A Different Question


Le 28/04/11 10:47 AM, Carl Symons a écrit :
On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 7:28 AM, Marc Paré<marc@marcpare.com>  wrote:
Le 28/04/11 09:04 AM, Carl Symons a écrit :

On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 2:52 AM, Harold Fuchs
<hwfa.libreoffice@gmail.com>    wrote:

Please, why does the LibreOffice web page link to the forums for
OpenOffice.org ?

The current LO Help web page at http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/ has
two
links to OOo forums:
- http://www.oooforum.org/
- http://user.services.openoffice.org/en/forum/

Harold Fuchs
London, England



Because they are a useful resource for getting LibreOffice help, as
LibreOffice and OpenOffice closely resemble each other.

There are millions of people using OpenOffice. There are fewer
millions (so far) using LibreOffice. The OOo forums are more mature
and more heavily trafficked than the LibreOffice forums.


As the "forums" discussions are/have been/will be controversial, could we
add a more informative comment on the web page/forums section. Something
such Carl has just mentioned. Perhaps something like:

"You can get support for LibreOffice from various independent forums run by
LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org users and supporters. These forums are more
mature and heavily trafficked and offer quality support to the LibreOffice
project. LibreOffice does not offer a native forums board at this time. A
native forums board is still under consideration."


I agree Marc.

I'm not sure that the average user will get the meaning of "native
forums board". Maybe "official forum" or "forum sponsored by
LibreOffice itself".

"Still under consideration" may be technically accurate. I think that
it would be understandable and land better with users to say something
like "implementation details are still being discussed by the LibO
community".


I am just keeping out of any comment on the state of forums right now. It is just too explosive an issue.

So, incorporating your suggestions, the text would read:

"You can get support for LibreOffice from various independent forums run by LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org users and supporters. These forums are more mature and heavily trafficked and offer quality support to the LibreOffice project. LibreOffice does not offer an official forums board at this time. An official forums board is still under consideration."

Does this sound more informative?

Cheers

Marc


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