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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Proposal: "Ask OpenOffice" promotion
Date Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:17:25 GMT
What a great idea. I'm copying this to the ComDev list so others can
consider it. Having said that this one reason this would work for AOO is
that it has such a large non-technical user community., something that's
not really true of other Apache projects.

If any projects adapt the idea please feed back here.

Sent from my tablet
On Nov 14, 2012 11:42 PM, "Rob Weir" <> wrote:

> This is mainly a community-relations / public outreach idea.   I
> noticed that when we do a blog post we get a lot of unrelated
> questions, some of them quite good.  So I'm thinking -- there must be
> a lot of good questions out there.  They could range from "How do
> I..." to 'Why did you..." to "What if you did...", etc.
> So the proposal is to use Google Moderator, like we did before for the
> AOO 4.0 ideas, and use it to gather and rate questions.  We call it
> "Ask OpenOffice".
> After some period of time (a month?) we take the top-rated 10 (or top
> 5?) questions and respond to them in a blog post.
> This could become a regular thing that we repeat every 6 months or so,
> "Ask OpenOffice 2", "Ask OpenOffice 3", etc.
> Downside?  We could get some awkward questions.  But if such a
> question gets into the top 10, then we should give it a serious
> response, right?  This is a challenge and an opportunity.
> What do you think?
> -Rob

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