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Ken (and Robert),

Ken Springer wrote:

If you think finding Nabble and other help in the Libre Office site is 
hard, try Mozilla!!  Horrendous!l  Great eye candy, but not particularly 
functional for finding help.

True indeed. That's why Mozillazine , a
volunteer effort, sprung up and is thriving with millions of posts and
hundreds of thousands of users. 

Total posts 4176354 • Total topics 790627 • Total members 374066 

If Libre Office goes to a forum format, I'm outta here.  Forums are 
resource hungry and slow. 
Big forums require dedicated servers, that is true. For people browsing
there, they are fast and simple to use.

 To me, forums assume the user is to stupid or ignorant to master
With respect, Ken, that statement to me indicates an insular mindset. You
may be a "geek" (not intended as an insult) and go back to the early days of
Usenet, but the majority of people on the Internet  are not. It is not very
productive to label them as stupid or ignorant if forums are what they
prefer. Ubuntu  and
Linux Mint , to give two more examples, have embraced forums and met with an
enthusiastic response.

My recommendation would be for The Document Foundation and LibreOffice to
approach the OOo volunteer
forum  to discuss collaboration. It is popular, well maintained, the
moderators and volunteers are for the most part helpful and knowledgeable,
and there is no need in my opinion to re-invent the wheel. (Of course, such
steps may already be going on behind the scenes that we don't yet know

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