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Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: user forums ?


On Tue, 2011-11-08 at 15:34 +0100, Florian Effenberger wrote:
Hi,

ads, independent to what they advertise for, are basically a no go for me.

Howdy Florian

<snip>

right, well I have no doubt of the sincerity behind that comment, but it
does get a bit dicey in practice IMO.

For instance very few had a problem with pointing directly to the
official Document Foundation and LibreOffice pages on Facebook - ads.

Document Foundation and LibreOffice twitter accounts - ads.

TDF/Libo G+ pages - no ads, yet.

Alright, so a simple aversion to on-line ads is not the only determining
factor, exceptions are made all the time.

This is not a way to argue in favor of treating LibreOfficeForum.org or
lo-portal.de/forum as 'official' sites, but I would like to again
suggest that it, alone, is not a reason to in effect shun them either.

IIRC Micheal Meeks, in one of his presentations, suggested a goal of 200
Million users for the LibreOffice suite - I think that is a laudable
goal, and also believe that it will not be attained without this wealth
of extended, external, activity. 

Which of course if not exactly on-topic and I will get directly back to
topic in reply to an earlier email but for this point - I hope we can
find some useful way to incorporate all the energy coming from these
auxiliary effots - it's not easy I know but I think it will be well
worth the effort.

Now - off to write the on-topic email,

//drew  


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