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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: Contributors versus Committers versus PMC members - AND USERS
Date Fri, 24 Jun 2011 22:42:10 GMT
PPS: It is also useful to have a hyperlink to the archive if you want to forward the link to
someone's attention rather than include the full text.  I also figure if I include a link
to the full post in a reply, I can avoid repeating parts of the post I am not responding to
and also escape the wrath of bottom-posting-vigilantes and the in-line-posting-hideen.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis E. Hamilton [] 
Sent: Friday, June 24, 2011 15:38
To: ''
Subject: RE: Contributors versus Committers versus PMC members - AND USERS

I agree about both.  

With regard to mailing lists, I am very fond of mailing lists that provide a bottom notice
that (1) instructs people in a near-trivial means to unsubscribe and (2) provides a link to
the public archive.  It removes a lot of mystery, especially because I prune mail folders
and often need to go back.

 - Dennis

PS: A bonus that I have not seen is a list server that also includes links to the archives
for each post included in a digest or in the bottom-notice of individual list forwardings.

-----Original Message-----
From: Andy Brown [] 
Sent: Friday, June 24, 2011 14:58
Subject: Re: Contributors versus Committers versus PMC members - AND USERS

Rob Weir wrote:

> Does anyone see a difference other than the obvious difference of
> technology, between the OOo user list and the forums?  Are they being
> used for different kinds of things?  Or are they just different ways
> of doing the same things?
> -Rob

There is a big difference from the users stand point.  If you want to
see how "hot" this topic can get go to [1] and search for  forum  .  As
an individual I prefer mailing list but I understand why some prefer
forums.  For those that do not have high speed connections forums are a
bandwidth hog.  The disadvantage to a mailing list is most of the time
you have to be subscribed or you may miss replies to your question and
makes it hard to follow up as needed.


For my part we need and can support both.


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