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From Roberto Galoppini <>
Subject Re: Extensions and Templates New Features
Date Mon, 13 Aug 2012 05:51:35 GMT
On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 3:17 PM, RGB ES <> wrote:

> 2012/8/9 Roberto Galoppini <>:
> > Below what's new, I also blogged about that at SourceForge blog.
> >
> > 1) Download statistics are now automatically obtained via the
> > SourceForge API and are more reliable than the old system, in which
> > the counters had been turned off and remained stuck for a long time
> > due to inaccuracies in the counting procedures and incompatibilities
> > with cache system. By the way, the SourceForge API is the same system
> > used for the official Apache OpenOffice counter downloads.
> > Additionally, since we can’t calculate statistics for externally
> > hosted extensions as reliably, their download counters have been
> > removed and they won’t appear in the “Most Popular Extensions”
> > listings. This is also the case for Commercial extensions with no
> > public releases. Note that the default home page of the Extensions
> > site has been set back to "Most Popular Extensions", as we believe
> > that newcomers would probably benefit from having the top extensions
> > in the home page. To provide visitors only meaningful statistics, the
> > daily download numbers have been replaced by a link to a timeline with
> > real-time statistics, charts and analysis.
> >
> > 2) The new antispam system is now online on the Extensions site. We’ve
> > tested it extensively. Since the live site receives up to 50 spam
> > submissions per day it was pretty easy to figure out if it was working
> > properly. It has been in operation for over a week and so far has
> > proved very effective. For end-users this means meaningful comments
> > are more visible and the possibility of adding comments if needed
> > (something we had to temporarily block for some titles because of the
> > spam).
> >
> > 3) We updated the graphic theme of the site and the primary links to
> > reflect the new name and new logo for Apache OpenOffice. In this way
> > visitors can more easily identify these sites as the official
> > repositories of OpenOffice Extensions and Templates, and they can be
> > confident that they are still maintained.
> >
> > Roberto
> Great news! The spam disappeared from the site.

It seems to work pretty well, glad you noticed!

> A quick question: which is the best way for an user to report problems
> found on the site?

Actually the "Contact us" link at the bottom of the page brings the user to
a page suggesting to contact the Forum, the author or SourceForge community
team respectively for "General questions about this website or
extensions/templates", "A particular extension/template" and "Technical
questions regarding this website".

For some reasons we receive few emails posing questions about the
extensions/templates, I tend to reply if I know the answer, otherwise I
suggest them to use the forum.


> Regards
> Ricardo

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