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From Andy Brown <>
Subject Re: Migrating the web forums at to Apache servers
Date Sun, 07 Aug 2011 23:51:04 GMT
Rob Weir wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 7, 2011 at 6:25 PM, Simon Phipps<>  wrote:
>> On Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 10:31 PM, Rob Weir<>  wrote:
>>> However, I would request that we be careful about the branding on the
>>> forums, since they are part of the Apache project.  For example, the
>>> titles of the forums today are " Community Forum".
>>> Maybe call them instead "Apache Support Forum" ?
>>> Also, the internal subtitle is "User community support forum for
>>>, LibreOffice, StarOffice, and NeoOffice". (Note also
>>> that this subtitle is not consistent across the languages.)   I think
>>> that is unnecessarily restrictive.  It could safely be omitted.
>> Surely the net effect of these two changes taken together would be more,
>> rather than less restrictive?
> By naming some products, but not others, we're being arbitrarily
> restrictive.  But listing the actual product under whose aegis this
> forum is hosted is merely being accurate.  Whether the forums are
> restrictive or not will depend on the behavior of forum participants
> to questions from users of products other than Apache OpenOffice.  As
> stated before, I hoping we'll be helpful where we can, and refer users
> to the respective projects otherwise.
> I'd be equally happy with a neutral: "User community support forum for
> Apache and related products".

Would it not be more accurate to say " and related 
products"?  At this time there is no Apache to be related 
to.  Even Apache will be one of those "related products".


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