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From Andrea Pescetti <>
Subject Re: Draft blog post: Call for Marketing Volunteers
Date Wed, 21 Nov 2012 17:36:47 GMT
Rob Weir wrote:

Nice post, and I see it's now published at

but I would suggest to consider a couple of items for community development:

1) The call for QA volunteers has now disappeared from the home page. We were getting several new volunteers per 
day. It would be nice to add a sentence to
to say that we are still recruiting QA volunteers, and link to the QA post.

2) Welcoming Marketing volunteers has to be smoother than what happened 
with QA volunteers (most of them didn't subscribe to ooo-qa and we were 
constantly resending the same links to the list). It would be great if 
someone on ooo-marketing can commit to:
- Send a short welcome note to new volunteers (and complete it with 
suggestions on how they can help, if their introduction is interesting)
- Check that new volunteers are subscribed to the list and tell them how 
to do it if they aren't (check for the "Delivered-To: moderator" header; 
Rob included instructions in his post, so most volunteers should 
subscribe before posting)
- Engage new volunteers in some marketing-related discussion when 
several new people have joined, to win the initial shyness of new 


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