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From Jean Weber <>
Subject Re: Dissatisfaction amongst the community admins, moderators and volunteers
Date Wed, 07 Sep 2011 21:03:33 GMT
On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 12:04, Rob Weir <> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 9:38 PM, Andrew Douglas Pitonyak
> <> wrote:
>> On 09/04/2011 02:23 PM, Rob Weir wrote:
>>> On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 1:34 PM, Terry Ellison<>
>>>  wrote:
>>>> On 04/09/11 18:01, Rob Weir wrote:
>>>>> On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 12:54 PM, Terry Ellison<>
>>>>>  wrote:
>>>>>> On 04/09/11 17:22, Simon Phipps wrote:
>>> If you do not own the hardware, the domain name and the trademark,
>>> then you are operating at the pleasure of those who do own these
>>> things.  That might feel like autonomy, but that is illusory.  If you
>>> want to see what autonomy looks like, look at
>> where sadly nothing happens for years until the one person able to do
>> anything significant finally decides to make a change.....  I see,
>> therefore, far more spam and other things there than at the user forum.
>>  Yet, years later, nothing has been done to improve things.
> It looks like a very active forum, with many users and volunteers
> answering questions.
> And strangely I see Terry has an account there, with 554 posts:
> Hagar has 5,171 posts there:
> And even you have 3,512 posts there:
> It couldn't have been all that bad if you spent so much time
> volunteering on those boards.

Coming out of lurk mode for the moment, though others have covered this point...

Regarding the OOo Forum: I was an admin there years ago
(may still be; I'm on the admin mailing list). It was a good forum for
awhile, but then the forum owner pretty much abandoned it and no one
else has the authority needed to fix some of its problems. The home
page hasn't been updated in years; it still offers downloads of OOo
2.3, for example. The spam is taking over because no one can stop it.
The whole thing is embarrassing and I would never, ever suggest that a
user go there. The Community Forum was set up by people concerned
about the deterioration of the OOoForum.

Shall I also mention the dubious and misleading use of statistics?


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