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Hi Marc, all!

I enjoyed most of the thread on my mobile when going home - so sorry for
stepping in late. Fortunately, Bernhard already covered most of my
thoughts ... :-)

Am Montag, den 14.02.2011, 12:25 -0500 schrieb Marc Paré:
So then, we are back to having a need to post the US marketing mailing
list on the site.

Any suggestions? 

Even after all the mails, I still don't get the importance to create
that many specific websites. As far as I understand, the initial idea
was to list the North American Mailing List so that it doesn't get
missed (for that important market).

But, the international LibreOffice website is primarily meant to present
the product and to provide downloads for end-users, and to present the
overall structure for potential contributors. So my questions are:

     1. End-Users: How much gain the end-users when creating more local
        website pages? What special content might be required/helpful
        for them? Or, do they gain much more benefit, if we use our
        available resources to make the international website "close to
     2. Potential Contributors: How important is to present the strength
        of the international, and the collaboration of the local teams
        by focusing on one entry point? Is it helpful for the evolving
        NA team to only subscribe to the local mailing list?
     3. Active Contributors: If people become active contributors, is it
        likely that they will use the wiki to read / create content? So
        is having some information available in the wiki (to be read) a
        showstopper for them?

I already answered the questions from my point-of-view, and here is my
take to address the issue: If there is no real need to adapt the main
website for end-users (meeting their local needs), then a general
"Marketeers Page" would be my favorite. To catch those who are
interested, I would rather go for a "how to join" wiki page that
explicitly mentions and explains the US team - and also provides some
introduction where to start. Thus, adding the content that would - in
the first step - be unhelpful if presented within the "Get Involved
Teaser" on the website :-)

Since we lack that for the Design team as well (it's planned), here is
how we tried to meet the needs of new OOo UX team members:

Would this be something that fits?


PS: Since I don't want to "pollute" the mailing list with less helpful
mails - a big "thank you" for your work on structuring the marketing

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