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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: need a redirect for "contributing", was...Fwd: Discovered a problem with link on website
Date Tue, 03 Jan 2012 18:18:47 GMT

On Jan 3, 2012, at 9:16 AM, Kay Schenk wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 7:23 PM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:
> 
>> Hi Kay,
>> 
>> Good catch here. There are images with /contributing/_media/*.png urls to
>> move out of that tree now. Done in r1226617.
>> 
> 
> OK--I'll take a look at this today and see what needs to be done.

I did it already in svn r1226617.

Regards,
Dave


> 
> And, Joe, thanks for the redirect!
> 
> 
>> Regards,
>> Dave
>> 
>> 
>> On Jan 2, 2012, at 3:06 PM, Kay Schenk wrote:
>> 
>>> 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*
>> 
>> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MzK
> 
> "You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends
> with strange cats."
>                                                  -- *Colonial American
> proverb*


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