Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2011 Archives by date, by thread · List index


Christian Lohmaier wrote on 2011-11-03 16:17:

You cannot move threads to other topics, you cannot edit messages
afterwards, you cannot delete posts, you cannot mark posts as sticky
or "resolved", etc.

indeed, good points. However, I am not sure if this is what the majority of users would do anyways (althought it's agreeably a nice feature), but I think it's simply a "It doesn't look like a forum I know"-thing that keeps people from using it.

When people complained we have nothing like a forum, and I pointed them to Nabble, all I got was a "This is not a forum", without further explanation, which makes nailing down the problem a bit troublesome. ;-)

If LO is going to have an own forum, then there shall be a bunch of
moderators that are to ensure to keep the different topics organized,
ensure that a certain level of posting discipline is respected, make
sure that the repeated questions or spam-posts to just put an older
topic further up the list are kept to a minimum. Forum-Sheriffs if you
want to use a loaded term.

Yes, I agree. Moderators in forums are even more important than on mailing lists, because forums will attract more casual users to whom the term Netiquette does not ring any bell, usually. ;-)

It would be great, in case we go with own forums, to have a handful of moderators right from the beginning. If not, I would even be willing to see how things develop and have the guts to just do it. In case the forum gets just messy and has to be shut down, c'est la vie, but we at least tried it.


Florian Effenberger <>
Board of Directors at The Document Foundation
Tel: +49 8341 99660880 | Mobile: +49 151 14424108
Skype: floeff | Twitter/ @floeff

Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to
Posting guidelines + more:
List archive:
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.