DrewJensen wrote:someone going to oooForum with the express purpose of finding questions and then simply saying see http://user.services.openoffice.org/en/forum?topic.... just to drive traffic from there to here...less so in the other direction.
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Cross-posting is not even mentioned in the Survival Guide to the Forum.
Acknak, remember that by moving this discussion to this forum we exclude the general membership as only Volunteers can see this forum. I realise that that means we can be a little more frank, but I am not sure that we should deny access to the general membership. Perhaps a better home would be "Site Feedback". Thought anyone?acknak wrote:A discussion of this began here: http://user.services.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?p=7381#p7381; I suggest it should continue here (if anyone else has anything to say).
Just as an aside we haven't forgotten this one. I would like to make this a UCP configuration preference.Hagar de l'Est wrote:the features in this forum are far better ... searching not so ...
If we look at posting patterns for the two forums now, the ratio of Q demand to poster capacity is very different. On usOOo some user will often ask a Q kicking off a debate between 3 or 4 or the power posters around aspects of the issue; and we have virtually no deserving Qs that go unanswered. On OOoF, the % of Qs going unanswered is steadily rising and many answers are terse and minimal. Ed Bunt has also "gone fishing" again for the last two months. Nonetheless, users are still going to OOoForum and some power posters still feel the need to serve these users. It hasn't quite reached the tipping point where the forum is no longer viable, though this could happen within the next month or so. Like others I have decided to do likewise to encourage the tip in user postings: "Also try the Official OOo Community Forum where I mainly post now."Hagar de l'Est wrote:There is still one unclear point for me: why all top posters at oooforums haven't followed here?
No, this happened in October time. If you look Andrew has been posting here a lot more than OOoF. I think that the real issue is Baby No2 + work pressures mean that priorities have had to adjust. (Thank goodness that I am long past such pressures )Hagar de l'Est wrote:BTW, I just checked about Andrew (Pitonyak) and just discovered that he had been promoted administrator at oooforum! That may explain why we don't see him anymore here.
Acknak, remember that by moving this discussion to this forum we exclude the general membership... Perhaps a better home would be "Site Feedback". Thought anyone?
Not within current phpBB3 features. At the moment the only restricted forums are under the "Admin Forums" section and these are only open to admins and volunteers.acknak wrote:Is there anything we could do to highlight which forums are public and which are restricted? Obviously if you can't get in, then it's restricted, but if you can get in it's harder to tell.
TerryE wrote:At that point a group of the active OOoForum supporters grew extremely concerned that the forum would fail
Phil wrote:IMHO it should be made much clearer that OOCF is the official forum and that OOoForum is an independent project.
kingfisher wrote:The last time I looked, that's what the support page does.
kingfisher wrote:I don't see any problem with someone posting on both forums.
James wrote:Judging by the responses we've received on the website-dev mailing list I think the new page will satisfy your requirements
Phil wrote:I'm looking forward to the new site. When is it going to be launched?
James wrote:You'll be surprised to hear there isn't a specific date
Phil wrote:... the goal should be to move more people to the official forum, the more so as it is a far more modern platform with much better features.
acknak wrote:Phil wrote:... the goal should be to move more people to the official forum, the more so as it is a far more modern platform with much better features.
I'm not sure what you had in mind when you wrote that, but taking it at face value, I would like to say that there is no such goal--at least that I'm aware of.
TerryE wrote:OOoForum is total independent from OpenOffice.org;
This User Community Forum has a formal relationship with OOo, with a broad charter to represent and support the OOo User Community.
OOoForum is administered by a single individual who has had minimal interaction with the forum for the last 30 months.
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