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Note, it is NOT the official AOO forum that has the spam problem, it is (just to be clear). The AOO forum (which also supports LO) runs great!

On 04/25/2014 08:01 AM, Tom Davies wrote:

Many magazines and places have forums or comments threads suffering from a similar lack of knowledge about LO/AOO or OpenSource generally and seem to try to push people back into buying MS Office
"Compared to MS Office 2003 or even Works it was complicated" = that's probably because MS Office was pre-installed on their machine but LO requires a few double-clicks.

Some languages have a strong enough team that they run forums. Well at least 1!
(at a guess Italy and perhaps Brasil and others run their own too)

There is at least 1 unofficial forum;
Originally set-up to show the need but the owner had invested too much into it by the time people started looking at it and it never became official. Perhaps going to follow a similar path to ubuntuforums.

I was unaware of these.

It's a shame about the Apache forums being over-run with spam! I didn't notice much at
It looked like Hagar & co were more active than spammers. Is the OOo one a different link? Perhaps timing or just that i didn't look in the right places in my brief skim-read.

No, this forum is well maintained. I refer to

Regards from
Tom :)

On 25 April 2014 12:18, Charles-H. Schulz < <>> wrote:


    On 25 avril 2014 13:06:20 CEST, Andrew Douglas Pitonyak
    < <>> wrote:
    >On 04/24/2014 03:05 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
    >> Hi :)
    >> Just popped into the Apache OpenOffice forum
    >> and noticed their header claims "User community support forum for
    >> OpenOffice, LibreOffice and all the"
    >They were very intentional about that. Does LO even have a separate
    >THe OOoForum has been plagued with spammers since the forum
    itself has
    >not been maintained so spammers can access it at will. It seems that
    >spammers have hit it hard enough that it is always slow. When I
    >I feel that I can be sure that I will see hundreds (or more) new spam
    >messages since my last visit and not much else.
    >I visited one of the forum topics today and the first 4000 posts on
    >topic were spam. There are so many that it is not feasible to control
    >without some level of automation. I gave up trying to keep up
    with the
    >spam and disabling accounts because I just do not have sufficient
    >The official AOO Forum, however, is well maintained and usable.

    Having a forum for LibreOffice is an old project and we had
    several attempts for it. The issue is you need manpower and
    volunteers to manage and maintain them, clean and block spam etc.
    If we have these volunteers we will open a forum. As it stands
    today we have 4 support options:
    - mailing lists
    - Nabble (mailing lists via a forum interface)
    - Ask LibreOffice (Next generation collaborative support site )
    - external forums ( <>)

    So far it may be observed we have pretty much everything covered ;-) .



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