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On 26.3.2023 21.20, da_g_empire wrote:
I think one of the reasons LibreOffice is so behind MS Office it's because
of the lack of a simple way for the community to get heard, I recently
contributed a bit to Logseq (the best PKM in town in my opinion, way better
than proprietary softwares) and the Discord experience was so smooth, I
asked for help they pointed to a plug in creator that was coding just what
I need and later the plug in was officially integrated and supported.

LibreOffice misses compleatly this feature, the community hasn't a simple
and fast way to communicate to the developers or external people
contributing to the project throw plug-in.

There is a simple and fast way, with no registration required: IRC. Last year I had 350 private mentoring chats with 130 new people interested in contributing to C++ development, quality assurance, documentation and UX design.

It's more about putting in the work rather than what medium is used. When needed, I can switch to a conference call on our self-hosted Jitsi. The same place where I hold live streams of bug triaging most weeks and where anyone can join and ask questions.

We get so many contributors joining all the time that during peak season it is difficult for us to keep up (especially as certain deadlines call for more intense mentoring).

The forum is a very old and inefficient way, apart for very expert users
the forum is too complicated to navigate and use, takes ages to get a
response, the telegram group is just not a very wise move, the majority of
people doesn't have telegram and it isn't as modular as discord the same
goes for reddit

LibreOffice really needs a discord to organize community effort and get
more people in the game, the organization and community effort seen on
Logseq really opened my eyes on what FOSS can be and I always love
LibreOffice so I want that for this amazing tool.

My experience with Discord is that it has an overwhelming UI, so I don't agree at all with your comparison to the forum. Also, Discord is proprietary and closed source just like Telegram (which was a mistake to set up).

One last thing, please add tables to Calc, I have seen so many people
switch back to excel for the overwhelming complexity of Calc when they just
needed a table.

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