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On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:21 AM, Andrea Pescetti
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On 28/01/2011 Charles-H. Schulz wrote:
It's especially the last one in the list but they could get a new url soon,
so stay tuned.

Would it really make sense? I perfectly agree with a domain name change
in cases like ->, but relocating
i.e. a forum with 38000 users, seems to me a big move however smooth the
migration can be: search results will need be reindexed and the forum
will lose visibility for what in the end is a purely political issue,
since the forum "neutrality" is clearly stated in the header and is
clearly shown in practice in the threads (at least in the Italian


IMO if we wish to establish LibreOffice as a brand then it is
important to establish infrastructure dedicated and branded to our
product. A transition from one domain to another does not have to be
disruptive as you can setup domain forwarding, hence the search
indexing visibility should not be a problem.

Politically, it is up to the administrators of the forum, to choose
one way or the other, but as has been discussed before, using branded infrastructure is confusing for LibreOffice end
users. ODFAuthrors has a unique position as they are not directly
exposed to the end user, rather their products are distributed through
our branded website. Being product neutral is great, but as linux user
(example) would you visit a Microsoft branded forum to get advice even
if they stated their forum was product neutral?

I don't believe that these choices are political, and I have no idea
what the administrators are considering, but as per many discussions
it has become clear that we need LibreOffice branded forums for
product marketing purposes, and I don't mind where they come from, as
long as we have them.

Just my thoughts,
Michael Wheatland

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