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On Wed, 2011-04-27 at 06:16 -0400, drew wrote:

Yesterday I initiated a conversation with the OO.o Community Forum
administrators about opening a LibreOffice specific sub-forum at the
site. This is a large step beyond just having the name LibreOffice in
the header.

(as an aside, and since there seems to be some confusion on this - the
Community Forum is not official in that Oracle has no ownership or
management role in the forum, it offers gratis hosting services only,
the site is owned and managed by the Volunteers Group within the forum)

The LibreOffice forum would be a sub-form within the overall site
structure, and as such can be referenced directly from a URL - so for
instance instead of listing " User Services Forum" on our
support page the link could be "LibreOffice Forum at
Community Forums" and have the link take the user directly to the
LibreOffice specific section.

The LibreOffice sub-forum would be added at the lop level of the English
OO.o Forum (for now this would be the English forum only), for
visibility to suers enter the forums normally. (NOT at the Language
level which is the very top of the site hierarchy)

This would be a flat forum, no module breakdown, so this is a compromise
for now - of course the module areas are available as normal to the
users and moderators can move messages to appropriate area when needed.

I'll skip more details for this email, but can cover those as needed.

So where is that is - One of the moderators wrote a, well thought out,
argument against doing this, another wrote a strong argument for doing
this (including possibilities as to where this could lead) - each asked
a few questions of me during that and the responses are included.

Today, I will create a voting poll for the general membership (Vols
Group) an draft a message to the members presenting the idea and calling
for the vote. The poll will run for 7 days or until all members have
voted, if 7 days a simple majority will carry the vote.

Just to follow up on this:

A few arguments pro and con where added to the discussion over night
from some of the senior moderator crew.

The message has been mailed to each member of the Volunteer group and
the poll is now open for voting - Poll closes on May 4th.

Thanks (and sorry for my poor typing skills)


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