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From drew <d...@baseanswers.com>
Subject Re: Proposal to close the Vietnamese Language User Forum
Date Tue, 31 Jan 2012 18:26:01 GMT
On Tue, 2012-01-31 at 01:07 -0500, Louis Suárez-Potts wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On 31 January 2012 00:54, drew <drew@baseanswers.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2012-01-31 at 00:38 -0500, Louis Suárez-Potts wrote:
> >> Hi Drew,
> >>
> >>
> >> On 31 January 2012 00:34, drew <drew@baseanswers.com> wrote:
> >> > Hi,
> >> >
> >> > I was poked by one of the folks on the forums today with regards to the
> >> > Vietnamese Language site.
> >> >
> >> > The site has been left without any native language supporters for quite
> >> > a while and is once again sprouting a nice growth of SPAM, with no real
> >> > usage by end users, at least not that I an see.
> >> >
> >> > I would like to propose the following - barring any strong objections of
> >> > couse:
> >> >
> >> > In the morning I'll start cleaning up the spam.
> >> >
> >> > On Feb 2nd will take the following steps:
> >> >
> >> > - Post a global announcement on the forum directly future requests for
> >> > help to the English language forum.
> >> >
> >> > - Disable the ability to register new accounts.
> >> >
> >> > - Lock all lists on the forum.
> >> >
> >> > This will effectively close the forum.
> >> > /////
> >> >
> >> > The same proposal was posted to the Forum Governance board on the
> >> > English form a few minutes ago.
> >> >
> >> > Best wishes,
> >> >
> >> > Drew Jensen
> >>
> >> Have you or anyone you know contacted the former VT group? I tried a
> >> while ago (early last year) and was informed that most of the
> >> community were now in LO's fold.
> >>
> >> But that was then.
> >
> > Yes more then once with no response.
> >
> > Honestly though, the 3rd party libO forum with a VI section really isn't
> > taking off either, nor is the mailing list traffic for that matter.
> >
> > Hope springs eternal however and is why I propose locking it for now,
> > rather then just taking it down, at least for a while longer.
> 
> Agree. I'd also like to reach out again to VT. The reason why V. and
> others gave for LO was that they had more positive response there than
> with Oracle's OOo. What a surprise. But as the new world is a gooder
> world, and in this nascent place there is no end of future, Why not?
> Ciao
Hi Louis, et all

That's great if you want to try and reach out again.

quick notes:

1 - no one should construe that this has anything at all to do with
Oracle or ASF or LibreOffice - the issues are long standing.

2 - Floris V (AKA Peter) jumped in this morning and cleaned the site up
- much appreciated.

I'll be drafting the shutdown notice for display at the site tonight and
passing it along for review to the folks on the Admin board at the
forums. If there is anyone that could handle a translation of that from
English to Vietnamese it would be appreciated, if not will just go with
the English version.

Thanks again,

//drew


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