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From "Marcus (OOo)" <>
Subject Re: Contributors versus Committers versus PMC members - AND USERS
Date Fri, 24 Jun 2011 22:12:46 GMT
My experience is that the user has to a) subscribe to this mailing list 
and b) he doesn't know how to search for other things like in a FAQ.

Of course, you think it's easy to subscribe and I can search in a mail 
archive. But for the *average* user these are unfamiliar things and IMHO 
they don't want to go this "complicated" way.

That's a reason why the forums are so successful.

So, +1 for keeping both.


Am 06/24/2011 11:57 PM, schrieb Andy Brown:
> 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.
> [1]
> For my part we need and can support both.

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