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CVAlkan wrote:
Hi Tom:

Just my two cents. I've tried using AskLO several times and have never
figured out how to set up an account, so I hope you don't drop this in favor
of AskLO.

Maybe I'm just dense (and I've only been using computers and bulletin boards
and mailing lists and their descendants since the mid-80s), but all I see
are ways to sign in using Google or Facebook and so forth, and I don't have
any of those accounts, and don't want them, since I get enough spam already
and don't have much interest in cat videos or what my neighbors had for

Sorry - I'll go away now.


Hi Frank,

For some unexplained reason The Document Foundation board chose to use a
modified edition of the Askbot software [1] which, unlike Askbot's own
forum [2], does not allow you to set up a local log-in account.

If you dare suggest that you do not want to have a third party social
media account, you run the risk of at least one TDF board member calling
you a "paranoid" freak [3].

I was working with a small (only 40-50 seat) client company on a
proposal for migrating to LibreOffice. Mistakenly, in the process of
showing them the software's features, I demonstrated the new "Help ->
Send Feedback" "Ask a question" option, which ultimately leads to the
AskLibO site. The client asked me why they or their staff would be
required to have a third party social media account to use that service.
Unlike some TDF board members, I do not make it a practice to tell my
clients that they need to get a life and get over their stupid "paranoia".



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