David Gessel wrote on 2013-09-29 17:40:
I find it a little odd that is easier to find the founder's email
addresses (and email them and get a response) than it is to post a
question on the forums website.
I guess you are talking about AskBot (ask.libreoffice.org), not the
forums? Or are you refering to the forums?
About these, I can't comment much, as they are still in testing mode.
First - it appears that you can only log in via federated login
mechanisms. It would be an understatement to say that I find such
Sadly, this is due to one of AskBot's current limitations. One could
create new accounts without e-mail verification, however, we are legally
required to have these (double opt-in). As long as there is no solution
to that problem by upstream, we can only rely to the current form of
login, even if that's a bit unconvenient for some users.
Second - since I can't ask that question without logging in, I attempted
to use the site feedback mechanism to ask. You use reCaptcha, which is
utterly useless. These tests are always annoying and when so stringent
Same story here, I fear - it would require someone to improve upstream
AskBot to support other Captchas or mechanisms. That being said, we had
a hard time in the wiki with finding something appropriate, and whatever
we do, it will always be inconvenient to some.
Sorry I have no better news at hand at the moment.
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