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       I apologize for taking your message the wrong way;
            and I thank you for this explanation.

       Friends  :-)

From: Charles-H. Schulz <>
Date: Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 10:22 AM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] query ...

Hello Anne,

Waow. Thank you for making my private mail and question public,
especially when I had mentioned the mail to be private.

The reason I asked -and I asked this in private- was precisely not to
sound arrogant, trying to belittle you or anything of that sort.

From what I understand, you did not know the answer to the question you
asked. It is  perfectly normal not to know, and perfectly normal to
ask. However, given the actual nature of your question, and the fact
that you have been around the project for quite some time (and a
moderator of the user list?) I would have expected you to know the
answer and then I thought that you were trying to have Sophie point at
the right URL. I was not sure. So I asked in private, knowing asking
such a question in public would not be taken the right way.

I apologize for having dared to ask a question in private and if that
question was taken the wrong way. It really wasn't  meant to be.


Le Sat, 9 Aug 2014 09:51:02 -0500,
anne-ology <> a écrit :

       ... this is an example of the inanity;
              rather than responding, as 1 thoughtful soul did do,
this person decides to ridicule me.

       Why shouldn't I have the right to know?; actually, why
shouldn't the list have the right to know?

       BTW - IF this narcissistic attitude on the part of some on
this list does not end, then the marketing of LO is fighting a losing
battle; HOW can any user of this product learn, if we're attacked for
asking questions?

       Sure some questions might seem overly simple to those who
know, but to one who does not know, the answer, explained in a
simplified manner, might be just what's needed in order to continue
using these machines.

       And, remember, that you 'experts' on these machines were not
always that way - you too had to ask questions and receive simplified

From: Charles-H. Schulz <>
Date: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 10:26 AM
Subject: PRIVATE : Re: [libreoffice-users] Too much Politics?
To: anne-ology <>

Hello Anne,

This is a private mail.
Are you asking this question because you do not know the answer to it
or because you would like to ensure everybody has the right

Thank you,


On 8 août 2014 17:20:06 CEST, anne-ology <> wrote:

       and the URLs to subscribe to these would be ?

From: rost52 <>
Date: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 4:57 AM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Too much Politics?

On 2014-08-08 15:16, Sophie wrote:


 Le 07/08/2014 19:39, Jon Harringdon a écrit :

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

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

 br /> I
agree with you, several of the discussions happening here should
 happen on the discuss@ list and I understand that it could be
really annoying for some users who only come here to ask or answer
questions about the use of LibreOffice. It's the only users@ list
in the project that I know doing so.
 So all could you please stay on the topic of the list and post
 discussions on the relevant discuss@ list. Thanks :)

 Kind regards

Good to know that there is also a discussion list. Thanks Sophie.
For real technical questions and answers there is also AskLibO

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