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Hi :)
I agree that the askBOT is initially off-putting and there is too much 'clutter' on the first few 
screens.  For web-design there used to be a "30seconds and 3 clicks" guideline.  However people 
that have signed up for this mailing list have probably already broken through that at least once 
just to get here.  The same amount of effort at askBOT looks as though it will yield far more.  

It looks as though it will probably be as configurable as
which allows people to view threads with the most recent post at the top, or to set it so you can 
view them at the bottom.  Your choice, well each persons choice = you don't set it for other people 
unless they let you login to their account.  

I guess that as a security consultant it is only possible that you already have an OpenID.  For 
most users it's much more probable.  I've heard that even people in China can use Google now, after 
all that fuss a few months ago, although that might only be a rumour.  The other names listed on 
the  site are also quite widely used and there are even popular 
sites that are not listed.  

Drew, thanks :)  does sound more likely given my fading memory of my 1st 
visit to the proprietary site

Good luck chaps, regards from
Tom :)

--- On Thu, 23/2/12, drew <> wrote:

From: drew <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] askLO
Date: Thursday, 23 February, 2012, 21:03

On Thu, 2012-02-23 at 12:28 -0800, Rob, grandpa of Ryan, Trevor, Devon &
Hannah wrote:
Date sent:          Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:50:00 +0000 (GMT)
From:               Tom Davies <>

Hi :)

Hah!  That's just an attempt to get me to think you're not a bot: I know your 
tricks!  :-)

1st step is to get an OpenID.  This link might help
The disadvantage of using OpenID is that people will have to already be
registered at one of the sites that allow you to set-up an OpenID.  Sadly askLO
doesn't seem to be one of them yet so it means being registered elsewhere.  The
list in the link i just gave doesn't seem to be complete as i am sure i got one
OpenID though registering at one of the Ubuntu forums ages ago, probably the one.

Thank you.  I'll have to have a look at that.

Actually you openId will come from you may have
gotten it at the forums, but that is the OpenID registrar for the site.

But back to the issue at hand - @Rob did you try sending a message from
the feedback link at the askLibO site? Any reply yet (though I suppose
given the post here that is likely a no)



On the positive side you probably already have an OpenId and just didn't really
notice that was what you were signing up for.  

Possible, but not probable.  As a security specialist, I tend to take a good look at 
what's happening  :-)

However chances are that Drew can probably help as he is a tad brilliant. 

All, helpful so far: thank you.

(However, as much as I appreciate the help on my personal problem, my initial 
posting was, actually, in response to someone who said that the existence of 
askLO would help remove some of the "noobies" from the discussion on the 
mailing list.  My point was that the askLO site is not quite as user friendly as it 
could be, and thus is not as likely to deal with that kind of issue ...)

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