[dojo-contributors] Google Groups management

Mike Wilson mikewse at hotmail.com
Tue May 12 13:44:31 EDT 2009

I'll reiterate that Nabble could be an option. They let you embed
the forum on your own site, see f ex:

and let you restyle with your own css:

and, according to this page:
let you run their server on your own hardware (this should take 
care of any export desires as you have access to the db, or, an
easier way is to just archive all posts through a mail 

They also support import from different formats, so the whole
history of dojo-interest mbox files could be imported straight 

Best regards

Dylan Schiemann wrote:
> -1 for shutting down dojo-interest, only if we have a way to 
> move all of
> those users into the new system (setup accounts for them 
> automatically,
> etc.).
> A lot of people are subscribed to the list, and we don't want to lose
> those people.
> I'm now 0 on google groups, only because I know that we as a community
> are not doing enough to satisfy the needs of our community.  I'm not
> sold that a Google Group would magically make it easier for 
> us to answer
> questions (an ideal solution for me would make it easy to 
> embed working
> dojo code in page, for example).  The bigger issue is that we 
> don't have
> enough people dedicating time to answering questions (myself being as
> big a victim of this as anyone).  I've switched my vote to 0 only
> because I know we're all strapped for time.
> The new infrastructure of the web site is going to be as follows:
> * web site: Django + Dojango
> * blog: WordPress
> I would suggest we evaluate the following options and decide for now
> what we'll do, and have a new system in place by June 30 (not that we
> have anyone ready to step up and do this other than the Google Groups
> option, but setting a realistic deadline to evaluate the options out
> there now, to pick one, find someone interested, and do it):
> * Django-based solutions:
> ** http://code.google.com/p/counterpoint/
> ** http://sct.sphene.net/wiki/show/Start/
> ** http://code.google.com/p/diamanda/
> * WordPress-based solutions:
> ** Simple:Press
> * Zend-based solutions:
> ** Find out what Zend Framework uses (presumably it's Zend-based... I
> mention this, because everyone raves about how well Zend and 
> php.net are
> run)
> * Google Groups
> ** (evaluate their API, and see what we can do with it if we want to
> customize it to our needs later)
> Regards,
> -Dylan
> Bill Keese wrote:
> >> Either way, dojo-interest should be killed off; a single 
> point of entry 
> >> for non-real-time inquiries is a must IMHO.
> > 
> > Yup, agreed.   I think we definitely have a majority vote 
> (again) on 
> > shutting down dojo-interest.
> > 
> > (Although if we are killing off drupal forums too, might as 
> well do it 
> > at the same time, so that we can redirect dojo-interest 
> users directly 
> > to google groups.)
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