Re: [tdf-discuss] LibreOffice Forums Categories Proposal
On 09/27/2012 05:11 AM, Christian Lohmaier wrote:
General Discussion is to still be on topic, about LibO. A lounge is
typically off topic just for users to get more familiar with each other.
If you want an example check out linuxforums.org/forum and see their
general vs coffee lounge. It's a good way for users to have a chance to
communicate with each other, share random thoughts, etc... Going into
the future we'll decide what's appropriate and what's not appropriate to
talk about (to avoid certain issues). But that's the idea from my
understanding, most forums have a place for users just to talk off topic.
On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 7:33 AM, Marc Paré <email@example.com> wrote:
Please note that
the categories and forums shown on the page, at this point, are only
suggestions and may be modified (some may be removed or added) after we have
discussed this as a group.
OK, my 0,02€ :-)
Where's the difference between "General Discussion" & "Lounge" (or
whatever name will be chosen) - it is not clear to me.
I don't think there is a need for an installation & configuration
category, let alone individual forums for each OS.
The reality is that most users don't read sticked stuff so asking for
them to do certain things in those notes might just be ignored. As for
combining applications, I personally don't like the idea. I think that
we all have our "specialties", I personally know nothing about Math but
know quite a bit about Writer, me having to moderate a combined forum
would be an issue. Furthermore, I think users might get angry if there
are 100 posts a day about writer and 1 about math, that math one goes to
page 3, while the trivial writer ones are on top on the forum.
Installation is best covered using "Tutorials"/The existing
so I'd remove the Installation category & forums and instead cover it
in Tutorials and in a catchall/general questions section in
libreoffice apps category. After all installing is not black magic...
In LibreOffice Applications, I wouldn't split them out as much, but
rather shrink them to:
* Writer & Math
* Impress & Draw
* Catch-all/General (also the place to ask installation/configuration
problems if not covered by the tutorials) - might even consider to put
Base into this forum as well.
For installation related questions, people can be asked in a sticky to
prefix their topics with [win] [lin] [mac] (, [sol], [and] [ios],...)
Installation, I'm open to discussing combining into one though.
The SiteFeedback & Website contributor forums seem to overlap
And I assume that the Admin-Category will be hidden for Anonymous &
regular Users, right?
I think people in general are comfortable with the components part of
LibO. I personally don't see a need to ditch those.
So I'd rather start with fewer forums, and if real-life usage proves
me wrong, create the additional, specialized forums. But especially
Math and Draw don't get so many questions that are specifc. Base might
deserve its own section because the nature of the questions is
redically different, and most of the time require database knowledge,
but probably not from a volume perspective. Then again, I don't
read/monitor the english user's list, so it might be different from
e.g. the german project.
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