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[tdf-discuss] Re: Forums... again


As I said, I'm sure Bill Gates said leave those toy phones to Nokia, RIM and
Apple. Google seem to have been smarter. As mobile and web technologies take
over I can see much harder times ahead for anyone dependent on local
dependencies.


Those reliant of distant web servers without no knowledge of data
security employed by service providers are being naive. At least
retrieved data onto a local hard disk drive allows data to be in more
tangible control.

On 04/18/2011 03:11 PM, RGB ES wrote:
Well, even if I'd said that the ancient forums vs mailing lists war
was not the point but *what people use*, the forums vs. mailing lists
useless fight came again...
At first I was tempted to refer how the English forums have near 200
new message each day and talk about the madness it would be to receive
near 200 mails each day. I was tempted to talk about how I'm giving
on-line support to users since a long time (I started using computers
more than 25 years ago) and justify the fact that I know quite well
the advantages and disadvantages of every possible communication
system in use for the last 20 years... Many things...
But I'm giving up.
Have a nice day!
And don't worry to answer me, I'm unsubscribing from the mailing list.

I do agree that, whatever their limitations, forums are the discussion =

platform of the masses and LibreOffice needs to form a community that =

includes the non-geek populace if it is to become the premier version of =


Not sure that a web forum suddenly makes the use of LO more appealing
to "non-geeks"

What's wrong with reading mailing list messages in digest mode and
going to the searchable archive as and when appropriate.

Has the been a poll on mailing list against forum?

Regardless of the result, "non-geeks" should be encouraged to
understand the benefits of a mailing list, similarly to explaining LO
compared to m$o...

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