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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: "I want to stay informed about OpenOffice" option for the home page?
Date Thu, 03 May 2012 18:29:11 GMT
On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 12:44 PM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> On 05/03/2012 09:43 AM, Rob Weir wrote:
>> One thing we don't have any more is that registration dialog from
>> OpenOffice.org.   Does anyone recall what that used to do?  For
>> example, did it sign users up for the announce@openoffice.org mailing
>> list?
>
> I don't recall the registration doing this...
>
>>
>> If so, since that is gone, we've lost the primary way for users to say
>> that they want to get occasional updates from us.  This reduces our
>> opportunity to engage with our users.
>>
>> I wonder if it would be worth adding to the home page, a new option:
>> "I want to stay informed about OpenOffice"?  That could go to a page
>> where we give information on the announce list, the project blog, etc.
>>  It would take the place of the old registration system.
>>
>> -Rob
>
> I think this is definitely worthwhile! Either as a permanent news item,
> or something similar -- a new tab, a new main menu option.
>

If we had it as a new home page option we would need an icon, similar
size and color palette as the others.  But an icon of what?

-Rob

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