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Hi guys (and girls),

I understand what you want. And I'm fully in for your proposal. But (their is always a but), this 
is question you should ask to the Website-Team.
I can give you already a answer, that this is possible. The Website Team has taken the decision to 
improve the Wiki and his organisation. And we/they can only do something for you if they get a 
Request from you guys.

Technical view:
And if you wan't a "Forum" or another Interface for the Mailinglist you don't need to find a 
server. We can provide you with something.

Personal view:
In my eyes, the actual workingplace Mailinglists and Wiki is not realy suffisant to fit the needs 
for an application like Libreoffice. If we wan't improvements in the Applications so we need an 
improved working place.
So if you like i would be pleased if  you send me your needs to work better. I have already my own 
ideas, but if i knew yours we can search/build something for you.

Houbsi (Mike)

Am 29.01.2011 um 17:15 schrieb Paulo José:

Hi everybody!

I know I'm new here and this topic was probably discussed some times, but I wanna know what you 
think about it now.

The mail listing format is very objective and clear to use. We just need to reply an email to 
take part in a discussion. But when the discussion grows up, it starts to be impossible don't be 
disturbed by noise of other discussions and even understand the thread flow.

The forum format is not too simply. You usually need to sign up and login for each participation 
on a discuss. But as advantage you have more a organized discuss and concise, new features like 
posting images and attaches, true links, create polls, correct mistakes in your messages, and 

So I looked up on Google about the possibility of migrate a mail listing to a forum system. Many 
people talk about the disadvantages [1] on doing it, and how just few mail listing members do 
login in a forum... All their negative points are related to the differences between forum these 
two discuss format. Isn't there a way to unify the advantages of both?

There is! Some forum systems that I found actually have support to integrate mail listings, and 
one of them, called FUDforum [2], has total integration, allowing to the forum archive emails 
from mail listings and also send the messages posted in the forum to the mail listing [3]! No 
more need to login in the forum. Is this not great? We could have the both of two worlds!

Along the importing process of FUDforum, is possible automagically create new users (by their 
email address) and normalize the text of emails (per example, remove the "[libreoffice-design]" 
signature from the message subtitle). At last, an important thing: FUDforum is /free/ and /open 

I personally like the forum format and believe that our productivity would be increased in a 
power by 2 using it in long discussions and interactive activities, thanks to its advantages. 
Well, what do you think about it? Is this a possibility to be discussed now?

Thank you in advance for your time!

[1] "Moving a mailing list to a forum?"

[2] "What is FUDforum?"

[3] "FUDforum's Mailing List Manager"

Paulo José O. Amaro
Computer Science Student
Federal University of São João del-Rei
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