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Subject: RE: [chairs] TC FAQ Template

Would be nice. 
Related to this - one thing we've been missing from Kavi - (now you remind me!) - is the ability to mask email addresses away from SPAMers.
I sigh heavily having to daily contend with the ugly results.  It seems no amount of tools really keep this menace at bay - but one thing is clear - a sure fire way to garner spam is to post open text email addresses in messages to OASIS TC lists.
It would be marvellous if we could have something that replaced email addresses with some lookup reference -= such as X12341445@email.oasis-open.org that would route legitimate replies back from TC members - but not allow spam thru.
The reason why I'm thinking this - is in the FAQ we'd clearly like to invite people to ask the TC directly - (the option they have right now is via the Comment Page) - clearly anything of that ilk though is immediately exploited - by spam posters - as I just found looking at my TC Comments page - sad.
Intelligent minds obviously need to do something here.  Perhaps a Blog format would work nicely?  That way the FAQ items each become an entry in the blog - and we have ways for people to post via the blog that does not expose the underlying email addresses of the TC committee.
You then pull the RSS feed from the blog as a HTML table menu and embed that into the Kavi page for the TC. 
Simple and effective.  I'm using this extensively - e.g. http://ebxmlforum.net  news items actually coming from blog.
Thank heaven for the @acm.org email address system and their anti-spam system - that saves my main mailbox over 50+ emails daily alone!

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: RE: [chairs] TC FAQ Template
From: "Paul Knight" <paul.knight@nortel.com>
Date: Fri, February 10, 2006 11:37 am
To: "Carol Geyer" <carol.geyer@oasis-open.org>,

Hi Carol,

Is there any way for FAQ readers to actually ASK a Question? (other than
the mailing list?)  One great frustration with most FAQs is that they
don't answer the questions people really want to ask, because there is
actually no clear way to A a Q.

Paul Knight

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Carol Geyer [mailto:carol.geyer@oasis-open.org]
> Sent: Friday, February 10, 2006 10:54 AM
> To: chairs@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: [chairs] TC FAQ Template
> OASIS Committee Chairs:
> Each OASIS TC is provided with an FAQ page, linked from the
> upper right column of the TC's public homepage. This FAQ is a very
> important resource for helping prospective members, press,
> analysts, and OASIS staff better understand your work.
> The OASIS Technical Advisory Board has compiled a list of
> generic questions that provide a basis for all TC FAQs. This
> is a great
> way to get started writing your FAQ, but naturally, you are
> free to add questions specific to your work. Also, keep in mind that
> edits to posted FAQ can be made at any time.
> Please take a moment to review your TC's FAQ page. Send new
> text or edits to me, and we'll get them posted as soon as possible.
> Again, *all* OASIS Committees should provide information on
> their FAQ pages. It is particularly crucial for TC's
> preparing to submit
> work for approval. Press releases announcing new OASIS
> Standards must reference an updated FAQ.
> TAB Recommended Questions:
> http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/tab/download.php/

Many thanks,

Carol Geyer
Director of Communications
Voice: +1.978.667.5115 x209

OASIS Symposium: The Meaning of Interoperability
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