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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [CODE]: "Registration..." menu entry in the Help menu
Date Sat, 28 Jan 2012 17:37:17 GMT
On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 8:02 AM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:

> 2012/1/26 Jürgen Schmidt <jogischmidt@googlemail.com>:
> > On 1/26/12 2:15 PM, Rob Weir wrote:
> >>
> >> 2012/1/25 Jürgen Schmidt<jogischmidt@googlemail.com>:
> >>>
> >>> Hi,
> >>>
> >>> I have seen the "Registration..." menu entry in the "Help" menu. I tend
> >>> to
> >>> remove this entry completely or at least remove it by default and make
> it
> >>> configurable for potential later use.
> >>>
> >>> At the moment it opens a Url [1] in the browser that is not working at
> >>> all.
> >>>
> >>> Any opinions or comments on this?
> >>>
> >>
> >> Clearly the current action of the Registration menu item --- a form
> >> for user to fill out information and send to Oracle -- no longer is
> >> useful for us.
> >>
> >> But is there anything like a registration that does make sense for us?
> >
> > I am not sure and I personally don't like it.
> >
> > But that was the reason why I would prefer to simply remove the menu
> entry
> > and don't remove the feature completely. It can be done via a simple
> config
> > item ;-)
> >
> >
> >>
> >> Or in general, what do want the "first launch" experience to be for
> >> user, after they install?
> >
> > It think this is something different or do you mean the already disabled
> > first start registration wizard?
> >
>
> The closest to registration that we might have is to encourage the
> user to sign up for the ooo-announce list.  But this is just one of
> several things we want to tell the user.  Maybe after install we
> automatically launch a web page, or even load an ODF document, with
> content like:
>
>
> -- Welcome message from the project
> -- Highlights of the release, link to detailed release notes
> -- Where to for documentation
> -- Where to go for support
> -- Extensions and templates informations
> -- Invitation / Instructions on joining ooo-announce mailing list
> -- Links to official social media, our blog. Google+, Twitter, Facebook,
> etc.
>
> If we do this in ODF format, as a document, then we can also use it as
> a quick demonstration of the capabilities of the editor, showing a
> really good looking, well formatted document, etc.  A good first
> experience for the user.
>

+1

 I like this proposal a LOT! We tell them something interesting and we
don't have to maintain any additional DBs. Much less hassle in the long
run! :) So simple, and yet so good!




>
> So not really registration -- we're not collecting names and addresses
> for marketing purposes.  But I think getting users connected via
> ooo-announce and social media is a key part of having an effective
> relationship with the users going forward.  Such opt-in relationships
> are very powerful, especially with the social media, since they are
> two-way communications.
>
> > I really like for example the StartCenter from Symphony or also from the
> > RedFlag Office. I think we should work on a better user experience on the
> > start center. Help users to get started and solve their typical problems.
> > For example easier access to the most often used templates, to the recent
> > documents, finding help or documentation, ...
> >
> >
> >>
> >>> If not I will remove it as proposed.
> >
> >
> > I will remove it for the next snapshot build via the config item. A
> change
> > that can be easy reverted.
> >
> > Juergen
> >
> >>>
> >>> Juergen
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> [1] survey.services.openoffice.org/user/index.php
> >
> >
>



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