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From Louis Suárez-Potts <lsuarezpo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Proposal to close the Vietnamese Language User Forum
Date Tue, 31 Jan 2012 18:27:15 GMT
On 31 January 2012 13:26, drew <drew@baseanswers.com> wrote:
> 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

double plus agreed.
Louis
>

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