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From Rob Weir <apa...@robweir.com>
Subject Re: Migrating the web forums at user.services.openoffice.org to Apache servers
Date Mon, 08 Aug 2011 00:01:16 GMT
On Sun, Aug 7, 2011 at 7:51 PM, Andy Brown <andy@the-martin-byrd.net> wrote:
> Rob Weir wrote:
>>
>> On Sun, Aug 7, 2011 at 6:25 PM, Simon Phipps<simon@webmink.com>  wrote:
>>>
>>> On Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 10:31 PM, Rob Weir<apache@robweir.com>  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 "OpenOffice.org Community Forum".
>>>> Maybe call them instead "Apache OpenOffice.org Support Forum" ?
>>>>
>>>> Also, the internal subtitle is "User community support forum for
>>>> OpenOffice.org, 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 OpenOffice.org and related products".
>>
>
> Would it not be more accurate to say "OpenOffice.org and related products"?
>  At this time there is no Apache OpenOffice.org to be related to.  Even
> Apache OpenOffice.org 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 OpenOffice.org Support Forum" and subtitle = "User community
support forum for OpenOffice.org and related products" would be fine.

> Andy
>
>

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