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From Ingrid von der Mehden <>
Subject Re: Migrating the web forums at to Apache servers
Date Mon, 08 Aug 2011 12:03:51 GMT
Am 08.08.2011 02:01, schrieb Rob Weir:
> On Sun, Aug 7, 2011 at 7:51 PM, Andy Brown<>  wrote:
>> Rob Weir wrote:
>>> On Sun, Aug 7, 2011 at 6:25 PM, Simon Phipps<>    wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 10:31 PM, Rob Weir<>    wrote:
>>>>> However, I would request that we be careful about the branding on the
>>>>> forums, since they are part of the Apache project.  For example, the
>>>>> titles of the forums today are " Community Forum".
>>>>> Maybe call them instead "Apache Support Forum" ?
>>>>> Also, the internal subtitle is "User community support forum for
>>>>>, LibreOffice, StarOffice, and NeoOffice". (Note also
>>>>> that this subtitle is not consistent across the languages.)   I think
>>>>> that is unnecessarily restrictive.  It could safely be omitted.
>>>> Surely the net effect of these two changes taken together would be more,
>>>> rather than less restrictive?
>>> By naming some products, but not others, we're being arbitrarily
>>> restrictive.  But listing the actual product under whose aegis this
>>> forum is hosted is merely being accurate.  Whether the forums are
>>> restrictive or not will depend on the behavior of forum participants
>>> to questions from users of products other than Apache OpenOffice.  As
>>> stated before, I hoping we'll be helpful where we can, and refer users
>>> to the respective projects otherwise.
>>> I'd be equally happy with a neutral: "User community support forum for
>>> Apache and related products".
>> Would it not be more accurate to say " and related products"?
>>   At this time there is no Apache to be related to.  Even
>> Apache will be one of those "related products".
> My understanding of Apache Branding Requirements is that we only need
> to use the full name the first time it is used on the page. So title =

> "Apache Support Forum" and subtitle = "User community
> support forum for and related products" would be fine.
+1 to this suggestion for the forum header.
It is inviting and gives equal rights to all flavors of


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