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Hi :)
I think it is important to get some good comments in there quickly.  It
would be good to do this to any other articles about LibreOffice too.

It is best to write more comments for articles that are properly
pro-LibreOffice so that their authors get seen positively by whoever
publishes such articles.  Even negative comments about an article increases
the authors pay-packet and/or likelihood of getting further articles

Perhaps help people who claim to have problems in the comments sections.
They are probably MS shills (or whatever) but treating their 'problems' as
legitimate and avoiding being rude can often encourage people to try LO.
The typically rude comments tends to put most people off ime.  Even 'just'
"signposting them" (pointing them) to the official website;
and tell them to click on the "Get Help" menu is often seen as friendly and
helpful.  I know it's trendy and clever to be rude and sometimes it is
difficult to avoid but it puts most people off OpenSource.

In the 4.0 review it rankles that  ...
Err, of course most of his opinions are stated as facts - such as the
ribbon vs proper-menu.

His problem with the Options pop-up requiring him to fix his Java settings
is unique to the only machine he seems to have tried.  That problem has
never been raised on this list and no-one else i know of or have seen
comments or articles from has ever mentioned it.  So his mention of it as
being a fact that everyone will have to contend with seems a little

However even taking those things into account his article seems
surprisingly pro-LibreOffice, in a back-handed sort of way.
Regards from
Tom :)

On 24 August 2015 at 21:32, Tom Davies <> wrote:

Hi :)
I got the 4.0 article from the original link too even though i'm not in
the southern hemisphere and don't have my monitor upside down either.
Guess it is another Firefox issue.  Even going to the author's page and
clicking on the 5.0 link got me to the 4.0 review.  Also the font size kept
jumping from large font size to medium.  So maybe it's a problem with their
web-design !skills.

Actually i thought most of the 4.0 article wasn't as bad as i was
expecting.  A lot of it seemed very pro-LibreOffice even without mentioning
some of the main advantages of LIbreOffice and the OpenSource world in
general.  The first paragraph was appalling but after that it got a bit

The first comment seemed to address one of the many advantages of
LibreOffice but didn't mention it was also something that OpenOffice
offers, and also doesn't specifically state that it's something MS Office
definitely doesn't offer.  Still top-marks for the 1st comment! :)

Regards from
Tom :)

On 24 August 2015 at 18:08, M Henri Day <> wrote:

2015-08-24 16:36 GMT+02:00 toki <>:

On 21/08/15 11:02, Pedro wrote:

I disagree that the UI is the biggest problem...

The acid test is whether or not the UI passes or fails Section 508

Currently, LibO fails Section 508 criteria.
(Draw fails everything. Impress fails most of the time.)


​After reading through the Section 508 criteria (
​, may I suggest that the authors, whatever wordprocessor on which they
produced their document,​

​have a distinct UI problem themselves ?... ;-)


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