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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: [odfauthors-discuss] Feedback link for our documents
Date Fri, 18 Nov 2011 04:03:56 GMT
I got it wrong.

Dan Lewis reported the address as authors@, not 
feedback@ (he said too).

What is of concern is the address given in PDFs and printed versions of the 
User Guides.

For example, on the acknowledgment page (inside cover) of the Getting Started 
with (3.2) book, the feedback for comment or suggestions is to 
be addressed to authors@  A later version (3.3) of 
that book uses authors@

The authors@ list was quite active, running down from 97 posts in June down to 
2 posts in October.  I didn't see any spam though.  Just discussion among 
authors and answering questions from users.

ODFAuthors will use an address of their own from now on and I suspect that 
includes by updates to the Wiki pages and PDF downloads.

There remains the question of what to do about the links that are in existing artifacts out there 
in the world somewhere.

I don't think forwarding from authors to a 
non-Apache address is a good idea.  So maybe the use of a generic bounce is 
the thing to do.

An alternative would be to forward it to an ooo-documentation@ i.a.o and the 
ODF Authors could subscribe to it, field questions about their material, etc., 
if they choose.  It may be some time before any other documentation is 
available and the traffic to ooo-documentation would probably meander to that 
eventually.  If that were easy enough to do, I think it would provide the best 
continuity of service.

My interest is to ensure that the issue is recognized at ooo-dev and that this 
and similar cases are known.  Then our response can be on-purpose with full 
knowledge of the situation..

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Weir []
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 18:54
Subject: Re: [odfauthors-discuss] Feedback link for our documents

On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 8:53 PM, Dave Fisher <> wrote:
> HI Dennis,
> +1. We'll need to include a in the 
> migration plan.

Where the did come from?

The documentation lists are here:

I don't see any "feedback" list.  And from what I can tell, the legacy
doc sets requested feedback to be sent to

In any case, we should remember that the SYMPA lists are overrun with
spam.  Ask any moderator of these lists.  Forwarding that spam to
another list would be very unkind, especially since the target list
would have no ability to unsubscribe the spammers,  Neither would be.
You can see what that would lead to over time...

The best we might be able to do is send back a stock bounce notice for
incoming emails, with an explanation of the move to apache and a link
to a wiki page that shows where the common services and lists can now
be found.    That would catch this case as well as any others.


> Regards,
> Dave
> On Nov 17, 2011, at 5:42 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
>> I think Dan's proposal to change to an independent ODFAuthors feedback 
>> address
>> is appropriate.
>> Meanwhile, where there are copies that can't be modified, it seems 
>> desirable
>> to see if a special arrangement can be made for feedback@
>>  I suspect there might be a similar concern 
>> for
>> links included in previously-distributed/-downloaded suites
>> too.
>> Taking the liberty to copy ooo-dev again.
>> - Dennis
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: 
>> []
>> On Behalf Of Dan Lewis
>> Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 13:58
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: [odfauthors-discuss] Feedback link for our documents
>> Bottom post
>> [ ... ]
>>     Then I am using in the Base
>> Chapter for OOo. That does seem to be the best solution.
>>     Now to figure out how to change this in all the chapters already
>> written for OOo. And there is the documents on the wiki and books being
>> sold by Lulu. Several things to think about and to get done.
>> --
>> Dan
>>> _______________________________________________
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