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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject RE: [DISCUSS]+[VOTE] Trademark and Branding
Date Fri, 18 Nov 2011 09:06:11 GMT
Sent from my mobile device, please forgive errors and brevity.
On Nov 18, 2011 1:19 AM, "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
> For the record, if one posts to ooo-dev without subscribing, there is no
way to know that posting succeeded, without looking on the archive.

True it is the responsibility of the poster

>There is also no way to see replies directly, unless other posters realize
that the poster is not subscribed and provide a direct CC:.

For a forum user this wouldn't be a problem since they have to go to a
website to see replies anyway. Sure they may have email notifications, but
then why not subscribe to the list.

> Although ooo-dev and ooo-user allow posting without subscribing (as do
the lists), it is not necessarily very satisfying.  In
particular, replies to requests for assistance may be unseen in that case
and lead to difficulties when someone does not even realized they have
posted in public on an e-mail list.   Win some, lose some, choose your

Again, the experience of posting and reading via archives is very similar
to a forum. Not as tidy I agree, but sufficient for focused threads such as
a vote.

> It is true that there are some on the Forum threads who wanted to vote
without having to subscribe at all.  Of course, there was the problem of
even knowing how to vote and knowing whether it succeeded in that case.
 I'm not particularly sympathetic to that desire.  I'm not certain how I
would have responded, beyond answering the factual question, were I aware
of it at the time.

I agree, we don't need to be sympathetic in these cases. Our system does
not exclude anyone from participating.


>  - Dennis
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ross Gardler []
> Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 14:37
> To:
> Subject: Re: [DISCUSS]+[VOTE] Trademark and Branding
> On 17 November 2011 22:19, Rory O'Farrell <> wrote:
> > On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 20:33:30 +0000
> > Ross Gardler <> wrote:
> >
> >> It would help if someone told them they can post here without
> >> subscribing and read responses via the archives (which is more
> >> than can be said for the forums which force one to register,
> >> ironic isn't it?)
> >
> > The Forum allows one to read and search fully
> > without requiring registration.  Reistration is required if one
> > wants to post; this requirement is for two reasons
> I didn't mean to complain about the policy of requiring registration to
> I was simply pointing out the that people were complaining about not
> being able to post to ooo-dev without subscribing which is false and
> we should make sure they know.
> I find it amusing that these incorrect complaints were posted on a
> forum which *does* require registration to post. By observing the
> irony I was not intending to complain.
> Ross
> Ross

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