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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: Announce list is live
Date Wed, 28 Dec 2011 20:44:39 GMT

On Dec 28, 2011, at 12:34 PM, drew wrote:

> On Wed, 2011-12-28 at 15:15 -0500, Rob Weir wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 2:44 PM, drew <drew@baseanswers.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2011-12-28 at 14:26 -0500, Rob Weir wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 4:52 PM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com>
wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> <snip>
>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Hi Andrew --
>>>>> 
>>>>> I just forward the message I received from Rob in total to "
>>>>> announce@openoffice.org". Got a return from SYMPA that the editors would
>>>>> look at it. If you or anyone else knows some magic to push this through,
>>>>> that would be great. The announce@oo.o has about 84000 users!
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> FYI, we currently have only 134 subscribers to the announce list.
>>> 
>>> And the sky is blue - my suggestion use the website cut over for a
>>> legitimate announce list class event - send to both the new and the old
>>> announce list (assume and ask for it to be moderated onto the old one) -
>>> put a copy to the blog, even if others a planning more extensive blog
>>> posts - an extra simple post won't hurt.
>>> 
>> 
>> It might make sense to webs site migration, along with all the other
>> migration accomplishments as part of a general engagement with those
>> users.  Here's what we've done, here's what we are doing now, here's
>> what to expect in 2012, here's where to find more info, etc.
>> 
>> Remember, aside from a few hundred people (a relatively small number)
>> most of the 84,000 subscribers to the announce list will be hearing
>> about AOO for the first time.   The initial note will be our
>> re-introduction.
> 
> right - which might be the spot where Grahams concerns start to kick
> in.. just sayin'.
> 
> I'm not sure from reading his posts if he is actually urging that we not
> play this up for the moment, but delay till a release and by then to
> have formulated and executed a more extensive re-branding...then again
> I'm likely not fully interrupting his thoughts correctly, such is the
> norm for written communications.
> 
> So - in my head the answer for the moment is: keep it very simple - a
> couple of paragraphs with the explicit aim of getting the reader to come
> visit the new site (not so much a full overview of events) 
> - those interested can find the new communication channels on the new
> web pages.
> 
> maybe something a kin to - 
> **********
> 
> The Apache OpenOffice podling project management committee (PPMC) is
> pleased to present a new home for the OpenOffice.org website.
> 
> This could not have happened without the thoughtful dedication and
> commitment from many of the members of the OpenOffice community, but
> none more so then Dave Fisher, Kay Schenk, Gavin M. [not sure who all to
> include here..help please]

Please add Joe Schaefer.

Regards,
Dave

> and the PPMC would like to specifically thank
> these individuals.
> 
> [and then another paragraph or two on general information]
> 
> Start the new year right - come visit the new Apache OpenOffice project
> home now!
> 
> 
> **********
> 
> Best wishes,
> 
> //drew
> 
> 
> 
> 
>> 
>> -Rob
>> 
>> 
>>> my .02 -
>>> 
>>> @(Dave, Kay, Gaven, others all...)
>>> The new site is really great...
>>> 
>>> //drew
>>> 
>> 
> 
> 


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