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NewsForge: Our New OpenOffice.org Article Automated Response System

Jul 26, 2005, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"After writing articles about OpenOffice.org over the last few years, I've noticed that, no matter what the exact subject is, I get the same comments from readers. This situation strikes me as deeply unfortunate. NewsForge readers, I know, are busy people. They don't have time to write long comments, or engage in endless email discussions. To spare them, I have devised a series of generic comments for articles about OpenOffice.org-- ot just mine, but anybody's.

"To respond to an article with a generic comment, all readers need to do is post the number of the comment they wish to make. Eventually, we hope to automate the process using NewsForge's polling software..."

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