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From Joe Schaefer <joe_schae...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: need a redirect for "contributing", was...Fwd: Discovered a problem with link on website
Date Mon, 02 Jan 2012 23:40:55 GMT
Done.



----- Original Message -----
> From: Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com>
> To: ooo-dev <ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org>
> Cc: 
> Sent: Monday, January 2, 2012 6:06 PM
> Subject: need a redirect for "contributing", was...Fwd: Discovered a problem with link
on website
> 
> Hi--
> 
> I'm not sure who to direct this to -- we need a redirect from the old
> "contributing"/xxxx (as soon as is convenient) pages to
> 
> http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/get-involved.html
> 
> ...and...what to do about a search for "contribute" which lands folks 
> in
> the wrong areas...
> 
> -- *or* should we do a page redirect instead?
> 
> see the rest of this post for the problem....
> 
> 
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Theodora Kimmel <theodora.kimmel@gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 6:49 PM
> Subject: Discovered a problem with link on website
> To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
> 
> 
> Hello there,
> 
> I was reading about how to offer support, and on this page:
> http://www.openoffice.org/contributing/  when I went to read about
> ³Guidelines for Participate in OpenOffice.org², I was lead to a ³domain not
> found page,² provided to me through Optimum Online, my cable internet
> provider.
> 
> The only way  I was able to get to the page I was looking for, moreover,
> then required me to do a bit work and follow a number of steps.  I did
> eventually get to the desired guidelines page, but obviously not through the
> link you provided.
> 
> Here is how I did it:
> 
> On this ³domain not found page², I clicked this link:
> www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/features/2.0/index.html, entitled ³The Free and
> Open Productivity Suite.² It was about 3-4 titles down, if you count the
> yellow highlighted ad at the top.
> 
> Once I clicked this link, I was brought to this site,
> http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/features/2.0/index.html which was back on
> OpenOffice.org, but not where I needed to go.
> 
> I then went to the top right-hand corner of the light-blue/gray tool bar,
> just under the icon for OpenOffice.org, and clicked ³dev_docs.² I did this
> because I noticed when I was on the ³domain not found page², it was focused
> on ³dev_docs² and wanted to know if maybe because my search had come up
> empty, that  I needed to change these words provided in this format of
> dev_docs.
> 
> Thus, when I made it back to the OpenOffice website, I decided to click on
> that section, as I noticed I had somehow gotten to a page connected to
> ³dev_docs,² based on the flow-chart of arrows in the previously mentioned
> tool-bar.
> 
> I then clicked on dev_docs, and was brought to this page:
> http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/ and noticing there was, among the
> right-hand side list of titles plus icons, one called ³guidelines,² I
> clicked that, and assumed I had made it to the page I had intended to get to
> all along.
> 
> This was the page I ended up at:
> http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/guidelines.html
> 
> I hope this is the correct page. It seems so.
> 
> All of this said, please check the link on your website for ³Guidelines for
> Participate in OpenOffice.org² as it not linking people to dev_docs within
> the OpenOffice website.
> 
> 
> Thank-you,
> 
> Theodora
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MzK
> 
> "You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends
> with strange cats."
>                                                   -- *Colonial
American
> proverb*
> 

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