Upvote important questions on ask.libreoffice.org ([Bug 51894] https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/ misses a ask.libreoffice.org link)

Philipp Riemer ruderphilipp at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 13:43:14 PDT 2012

2012/7/10 Bjoern Michaelsen <bjoern.michaelsen at canonical.com>:
> Hi QA guys and gals,
>> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=51894
>> --- Comment #4 from Jean Spiteri <beimaginativeegroup at gmail.com> 2012-07-10 21:54:35 CEST ---
>> Can you help me, please? Give me the most important questions from
>> ask.libreoffice.org.
> I hope this list is a good audience for this task as we have a wide rage of
> advanced users and good knowledge about the project here. Can we help Jean to
> get the most important questions out of ask.libreoffice.org by upvoting?
> Best,
> Bjoern

Thank you for your pointer to this website. I personally wasn't aware
of it.So I think it is a good idea to increase visibility! There are
so many pages for information... Website, wiki, bugzilla, ask,...

Unfortunately, it seems as if I am not the only one in this
situation... There are currently quite a lot of questions (n=953)
un-answered. Some of them might be pretty easy for people more deeply
involved/ using LO more often, e.g. the following (from 2012-04-20)
where it seems as if the guy here has a script and everything in place
but needs just a single parameter change:

from <http://ask.libreoffice.org/question/2063/wrong-xls-filetype/>:
> Hi I've been converting .ods files to .xls binary format in headless mode using the
> convert-to option. Every time I use the command, it converts the file to the
> 95/5.0 version of xls, not the 97-2003 version. Is there any way to specify which
> type of .xls to convert to using the convert-to option?

What I don't get at the moment is the sense of this platform/ why I
should vote and for what... I see that it tries to be something
similar to the system at stackoverflow but as far as I understand in
contrast to e.g. bugzilla there is no option to close a question if it
was answered. So by upvoting some entry do I push a feature request?
Or what effect does my vote cause in the end?


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