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From Andrew Douglas Pitonyak <>
Subject Re: [Discuss]Call for volunteers [Was: Re: Starting to build the user guide]
Date Tue, 29 Jan 2013 05:57:01 GMT
If the problem persists, be sure to post back.

On 01/28/2013 06:41 AM, Rakesh Thakoordyal wrote:
> Thanks - it looks like there are some issues on the backend when trying to create an
account - I'll try again later.
> Rakesh T.
> ________________________________
>   From: Keith N. McKenna <>
> To:
> Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2013 3:20:50 PM
> Subject: Re: [Discuss]Call for volunteers [Was: Re: Starting to build the user guide]
> Rakesh Thakoordyal wrote:
>> I'd like to take part in this project.  I'm lightly familiar with
>> Calc and have been using Writer as my main word processor for the
>> last few months (used to be Word).  I also wouldn't mind helping to
>> write documentation for the other products, would just need time to
>> familiarize myself with them.
>> I know that there is documentation for Version 3.3 already so would
>> this involve updating those docs for a newer version or is this a
>> complete re-write?
>> Rakesh T.
> Rakesh;
> Due to licensing constraints on the 3.3 and earlier documentation the
> 4.0 documentation is being done as a complete re-write on the the mwiki
> under ALV2 license. To see the current stage of the drafts go
> and take a look
> at them. Anyone can read the wiki anonymously; however if you want to
> edit pages you need an account. To create one click the "create account"
> in the top left corner of the page and fill in the form and submit it. I
> believe we are still enforcing a 4 day wait period after the account is
> created before being able to edit anything as an anti-spam measure.
> Regards
> Keith.
>> ________________________________ From: Keith N. McKenna
>> <> To:
>> Sent: Sunday,
>> January 27, 2013 1:50:20 PM Subject: Re: [Discuss]Call for volunteers
>> [Was: Re: Starting to build the user guide]
>> RGB ES wrote:
>>> 2013/1/21 Rob Weir
>>> <>
>>>> <snip>
>>>> Do we want to have a "call for volunteers" soon?  Or do you want
>>>> to make more progress first?
>>>> -Rob
>>> Today I'm at just four pages to end the first bare-bones draft for
>>> the Writer guide. Beside the fact that I can also write the draft
>>> for a Math guide I think it is time to think about a call for
>>> people that can fill the holes on what I wrote, check my clumsy
>>> grammar and start writing on those topic I cannot write (Calc,
>>> Base, Impress, Draw, Asiatic/complex layout language settings and
>>> macros).
>>> Maybe we can do the call on two steps, calling first on the forums
>>> and users mailing list for people with experience on the program
>>> (on the forums there are many experienced users) and only
>>> afterwards make a more general call: to write a complete user guide
>>> good will is not enough.
>>> What do you think?
>>> Regards Ricardo
>> I concur that we need to start doing a call for volunteers. A two
>> step approach that you describe sounds like a good way to start. I
>> have been going through the introduction sections making grammatical
>> changes as best that I can, but though English is my native language,
>> I am by no means a grammatical expert. We need to attract not only
>> people who can write, but also people who can proof read and edit.
>> I also agree with your earlier statement that we need to agree soon
>> on an overall style so that editors and proof readers know what to
>> edit against, as well as authors to use from the start.
>> Regards Keith

Andrew Pitonyak
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