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From RGB ES <rgb.m...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Extensions and Templates New Features
Date Sat, 11 Aug 2012 13:17:34 GMT
2012/8/9 Roberto Galoppini <rgaloppini@geek.net>:
> 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 daily download numbers have been replaced by a link to a timeline with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
>
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Great news! The spam disappeared from the site.

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

Regards
Ricardo

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