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From Daniel Shahaf <...@daniel.shahaf.name>
Subject Re: I use the oo newsgroup for support. Do not like fora
Date Fri, 26 Aug 2011 18:19:16 GMT
IMO the message is useless because it doesn't tell this list anything it
doesn't already know ("Some people prefer medium X to medium Y").
I don't have anything in particular against messages with an empty body
if the entire message fits in the subject line.

Andreas S├Ąger wrote on Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 20:07:50 +0200:
> Am 24.08.2011 13:31, bill wrote:
> >
> [yes, bill wrote nothing]
> 
> This is the perfect example for a useless, off-topic message copied
> into thousands of inboxes like all the "test" messages,
> "unsubscribe!" rants, TOFU lessons and other bullshit in all the OOo
> *user* forums.
> 
> - In a forum this would have been moved into a quarantine box
> together with a notification for bill. This happens within an hour
> or so and hardly anybody would have noticed the non-issue.
> - If there were some beef in the message, it would have been moved
> to an appropriate subforum with a polite welcome and a hyperlink
> pointing to the forum tutorial. And bill could learn how to find
> already posted solutions and expand on existing topics.
> - If there were spam or other violations of TOC it would have been
> deleted and bill would have been banned.
> 
> I like newsgroups and mailing lists for closed circles of
> collaborating subscribers because everybody is notified about
> everything.
> In the year 2011 emails can not provide good support quality for a
> product like OpenOffice.org.
> 
> Just my 2 Cents,
> Andreas
> 

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