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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: Migrating the web forums at to Apache servers
Date Mon, 08 Aug 2011 00:01:16 GMT
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.

> Andy

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