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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: <id>@openoffice.org
Date Mon, 22 Aug 2011 17:18:55 GMT

On Aug 22, 2011, at 10:11 AM, Andy Brown wrote:

> Mathias Bauer wrote:
>> On 21.08.2011 19:32, Andy Brown wrote:
>> 
>>> Watching the discussions here I have a question.
>>> 
>>> How hard would it be to find out which forwarding addresses are in
>>> active use, last six months, last year?
>>> 
>>> Seems to me if an address is "active' then it should be maintained for
>>> that user as that is where some contacts expect to find that person.  I
>>> have one of those addresses and in the last year I may have received two
>>> or three messages, all spam, so I do not need the address or really want
>>> it.  As has been indicated it was given when I initially registered
>>> OO.o.  I think I have received two or three actual messages with that
>>> address and that was over two years ago when I signed up for the
>>> Marketing Project.  I see no need to maintain address forwarding for
>>> addresses that are not used but do feel that those that use them should
>>> have them maintained for the benefit of the community.  It seems that
>>> most of us agree that no new address should be assigned.
>> 
>> The id@ooo addresses most probably are useful only in one case: getting
>> mail notifications about changes in the bug tracking system. If we want
>> to continue working with the existing bug database (and why shouldn't
>> we?) we might want to be able to reach anybody who has either added
>> something to an issue or has registered himself as an observer for this
>> issue. In both cases the ooo userid and so the mailing address
>> "userid@openoffice.org" has been used to establish the contact. Throwing
>> away these mailing addresses would mean that we could no longer reach
>> the people that contributed to the issues or registered themselves to it.
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Mathias
>> 
> 
> OK.  Then it would, I guess, make sense.  I was not aware that it was used that way.

Apparently the Extensions and Templates sites make use of the openoffice.org account:

https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/Extensions+and+templates

Regards,
Dave


> 
> Andy


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