[gnucash-htdocs] Change GnuCash website `Mailing Lists' link name

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 15 16:23:32 EST 2013

On 15 January 2013 21:17, Christian Stimming <christian at cstimming.de> wrote:
> Am Sonntag, 13. Januar 2013, 20:36:22 schrieb Derek Atkins:
>> John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us> writes:
>> > On Jan 12, 2013, at 2:55 PM, Yawar Amin <yawar.amin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> Hi folks,
>> >>
>> >> I think most of the devs here know that I and other documentation team
>> >> members get emails from time to time for people looking for GnuCash
>> >> support. A lot of the time they say they gave up in frustration after
>> >> trying to find someone to email on the GnuCash website.
>> >>
>> >> I'm hoping this will change that by simplifying the `mailing lists'
>> >> term
>> >> to `public discussion forums'.
>> >>
>> >> Thoughts?
>> >
>> > That's not really a simplification. Worse, I think that if you call it
>> > that then people will think that they're web forums, and we have
>> > enough trouble with nabble users who don't understand that they're
>> > using a web interface to a mailing list.
>> I agree.  Please do not call it a "forum".
> No, I think Yawar has a valid point here. The term "mailing list" to a non-
> tech user does not sound like some place where discussions are being held. I'd
> welcome any better wording that is more accessible for non-tech users as well.

It could be called something like a 'support and discussion mailing
list'.  I think that it would be incorrect to use the word forum.  It
would certainly be unconventional and confusing.

Colin L

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