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From Nancy K <>
Subject Re: Feature idea - prompt users to fill user information meta data
Date Fri, 04 May 2012 02:00:09 GMT
These are wonderful ideas! If the person that installs OpenOffice gets a thank you notice PLUS
links to help customize their experience - i.e. template links, etc.   Everyone likes to
personalize - and it also leaves a good feeling when you get an unexpected bonus. 

I have an idea for a thank you design or maybe an email design - tell me what you think:
	* An international envelope design - 
	* (using
the wings and OpenOffice in place of the plane and par avion )

	* The Apache OpenOffice logo on a stamp outline (similar to this but without any particular
	* Javascript or php enabled entries so that the user WANTS to fill out the form - I very
much like this example - scroll down halfway and look at this comment box that lets the user
fill out the name, etc. This is a lot more talent than I have, but the general idea  

Since you mention meta data, is there any organic SEO research going on at this time?  If
so, I would suggest providing any information compiled from this new form/page, old
audience information plus any new information gained from Google (and other) analytics in
one wiki. Possibly a future/current SEO page?  Knowing how the user found OpenOffice would
help in organic SEO keyword research. This could help us design new landing pages. Keyword
research would also reveal the words to be placed strategically in articles, blogs and the
'alt' section/title/heading tags of the html code. 

     Nancy      Web Design   
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 From: drew <>
Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2012 2:52 PM
Subject: Feature idea - prompt users to fill user information meta data
On Thu, 2012-05-03 at 23:13 +0200, RGB ES wrote:
> 2012/5/3 drew <>:
> > On Thu, 2012-05-03 at 22:29 +0200, RGB ES wrote:
> >> 2012/5/3 Andrea Pescetti <>:
> >> > On 03/05/2012 Rob Weir wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> One thing we don't have any more is that registration dialog from
> >> >>   Does anyone recall what that used to do?
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > If I recall correctly, in different periods it was used for a user survey
> >> > (and this would be a meaningful suggestion for the future maybe), for
> >> > registering accounts at Sun and for registering accounts at Oracle.
> >> >
> >> > You can get an idea of the survey at
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Regards,
> >> >  Andrea.
> >>
> >> It was also used to register the user "with him/herself": The
> >> registration process helped the user to fill the fields under Tools →
> >> Options → → User data. Now, for most new users that
> >> info will remain empty. While not a problem by itself, this means for
> >> example that documents will always open on the first page and not on
> >> the last edited point, because the user data do not match the document
> >> author.
> >>
> >> Regards
> >
> > Hi Ricardo
> >
> > That is a very good point IMO. I think it's fair to look at that as the
> > loss of an, optional, feature - this step of entering user information.
> >
> > I'm tempted to ask you to use the issue tracker, entering the
> > description and marking the issue as Request for Enhancement.
> >
> > Not that we should have the on-line registration, but rather to add a
> > (strong?) prompt during installation, with the intent to have the user
> > enter that information.
> >
> > What do you think?
> >
> > //drew
> >
> >
> Instead of asking for this on install time, I think we need to define
> a "first run wizard" or something like that. It could be a simple
> document that opens on first run with a "thanks for using this
> program" message and a couple of buttons to perform some basic
> customizations, like adding the user info. I'm too short of sleep
> today to build a good feature request, but I'll try to think on
> something during the weekend. Ideas are welcomed ;)
> Regards

Howdy Ricardo

Wonderful - I changed the subject (as you see).

I was thinking also, prompted from another email just now that pointed
to a 3.4.1 feature request page, that there is a 4.0 feature request
page on the cwiki also.. per change that is an even better vector to
start with.

Catch you later,

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