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On Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:39:37 +0100
Jon Harringdon <> wrote:

The LO users mailing list is the only one I've ever encountered
where people are MUCH more interested in debating "Office politics"
and Administrivia than actual product features, bugs, workarounds

That's not my impression.  I haven't read the list in days (slammed
at work), so there were 180+ unread emails in it, for me.  Only one
(1) of them was "political": I.e.: Referenced the adoption of
LibréOffice by an organization.

The only other non-tech-support related threads I found were,
ironically, those started by you: "See you later, I'm gone," and this

As for the "Hey, lookit who just adopted open document formats!":
I've seen that kind of thing on many project mailing lists in which
I've participated, over the years.

For the average user, the spectacle offered by this list can be
pretty off-putting. Just saying...

You need to get out more.  Or, then again, perhaps not ;)  This list,
other than the activities by our resident troll (whose name shall not
be mentioned), is pleasantly free of rancor.  And, I would note,
appears to be populated by an exceedingly friendly, helpful group of
people.  (Save the aforementioned troll, who I have permanently

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