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[Solved] Why two OOo forums?

 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:18 pm    Post subject: [Solved] Why two OOo forums? Reply with quote

Can someone please clarify why we have two different OOo support forums? eg.

The OpenOffice.org Forum
and
OpenOffice.org community forum

Does each forum specialise in certain types of queries?

Has merging the two forums been considered?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This forum (OOoForum.org) was the original forum, and has been around longer. However, the admins on this forum don't do a very good job of maintaining it (if you've ever seen how much spam comes into this forum, you might begin to understand, and if you look at the bottom of the page, you may notice that the phpBB software running the site hasn't been updated since 2005), and there was a time a couple years ago when the forum shut down for several days because the domain name had expired.

In short, there was a lot of concern over how much longer this forum would be around, and so some of the long-time members here took it upon themselves to contact Sun Microsystems (which then controlled OpenOffice.org) and set up a new "official" forum on Sun's servers. So you could say that the other forum is a fork of this one.

I should add that there is a new forum specifically for LibreOffice (which is a new fork of OpenOffice.org). That forum can be found at http://en.libreofficeforum.org/forum So now you have your choice of three.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the explanation Corfy. As a simple user (!) I guess I will still have to keep an eye on both forums for now Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:25 am    Post subject: Basic information -> Front Page! Reply with quote

I think this should be on your (and the other forum's) main home page. It is pretty basic essential information that every user will instead have to go search for an answer, if they even think to ask.

And then register and maintain at two separate forums?

This is a great example of the very challenging sprawl of oo.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow, i finally understand it so much... "therabi" has told me about two OOo forums... but I don't know the real reason behind it.. now that i have read about it, i think I would prefer this old one... ^^ memories shouldn't put into waste even if they are painful right? ^^ and if they are lacking people who can't do a good job in maintaining a forum community... I volunteer myself if they are interested... (although Im a super newbie in OOo but simple maintenance of the forum community threads is an easy job for an inventory specialist just like me) =p mwah!
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