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From Jing Bai <jingbaibe...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: I'd love your opinion on a question of FAQ style
Date Thu, 15 Mar 2012 03:20:18 GMT
I personally would also vote B, just imagine I am one of the end users,
option B provides more information that I might need. Furthermore I also
think try to state things in a positive way would also be helpful to the
product. Reading the draft now.

On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 8:24 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:

> Thanks, everyone, for the quite and useful feedback.  I wouldn't say
> there was a conclusive preference for either model, so that suggests
> we keep on iterating.  I did, however, note a pattern of comments
> related to verbosity, so I took another pass over the draft FAQs and
> tried to tighten them up a bit.  Vigorous writing is concise, etc.
>
> You can see the latest draft here:
>
>
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/Brainstorming+on+FAQs+--+draft
>
> Regards,
>
> -Rob
>
>
> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 3:21 AM,  <rjaaskel@saunalahti.fi> wrote:
> > Rob Weir [robweir@apache.org] kirjoitti:
> >>
> >> This question came up on the other thread.  I'd be interested in
> >>
> >> knowing which style of FAQ you prefer:
> >>
> >> Example A:
> >>
> >> "Who is building Apache OpenOffice releases?
> >>
> >>  * In common with other Apache projects, work on Apache OpenOffice is
> >> performed by individual volunteers.
> >>  * Development is done a number of the original developers of
> >> OpenOffice.org in addition to community volunteers and developers from
> >> other projects derived from the OpenOffice codebase including IBM
> >> Symphony."
> >>
> >> or Example B:
> >>
> >> "Who is developing Apache OpenOffice?
> >>
> >> Like any other Apache project, work on Apache OpenOffice is performed
> >> by a diverse group of volunteers, from over a dozen countries.  We
> >> have participants who are brand new to the project as of last week.
> >> We also have many old hands, who have been involved with OpenOffice
> >> for a decade or more.  These volunteers work on coding, testing,
> >> documentation, websites, translations, marketing as well as other
> >> functions.  Some of our volunteers are listed here:
> >> http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/people.html.    If you are
> >> interested in helping develop the next great version of Apache
> >> OpenOffice please take a look at our Getting Involved page
> >> (http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/get-involved.html)."
> >>
> >>
> >> Another set:
> >>
> >> Example A:
> >>
> >> "Where can I get updates to the copy of OpenOffice.org that I am
> running?
> >>
> >>   *  There have been no updates to OpenOffice.org binaries released
> >> for users since Oracle stopped development and there will be no
> >> patches to those earlier binary programs released.
> >>    * The project is currently preparing a new version of the code and
> >> it will be available through the openoffice.org website.
> >>    * Once Apache OpenOffice v3.4 is released, the project recommends
> >> you replace your OpenOffice.org installation with it.
> >>    * Again, there are developer versions available for testing
> purposes."
> >>
> >>
> >> and
> >>
> >> Example B:
> >>
> >> "Where can I get updates to the copy of OpenOffice.org that I am
> running?
> >>
> >>  * The latest release of OpenOffice.org is 3.3.  If you have that then
> >> you have the latest.  If you would like to extend the capabilities of
> >> your OpenOffice 3.3 you might take a look at the many compatible
> >> extensions (http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/) and templates
> >> (http://templates.services.openoffice.org/)  that are available.
> >> *   We are currently preparing a new release, Apache OpenOffice 3.4.
> >> When available, you can download it from the http://www.openoffice.org
> >> website.  If you want to be on a notification list for when Apache
> >> OpenOffice 3.4 is available for download, you can send an email to
> >> ooo-announce-subscribe@incubator.apache.org."
> >>
> >> These two approaches, A and B, differ in tone, formality and
> >> information level.   Which do you think would be most useful to users
> >> seeking answers to their questions?
> >>
> >> -Rob
> >>
> > Hello!
> > Personally I don't like long story but bullet list with links if needed.
> >  But A ja B are mixed for that.
> >
> > Regards
> > Risto
>

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