[dojo-contributors] Google Groups management

Dustin Machi dmachi at dojotoolkit.org
Thu May 21 00:32:33 EDT 2009

I haven't seen any call for a vote myself, but I could have missed it.

Note that gmane has no relationship to our current forums, it only  
takes care of mailing lists which already have archives.  Google is  
really only providing a way to submit messages via the web, the  
existing mailing list does the rest (albeit not with as nice of an  
interface).  Given that google groups fails to meet the original  
purpose of using forums in the first place (splitting up forums into  
more manageable chunks) its not clear to me why we don't just close  
the forums and use the existing mailing lists.  People can go back to  
using nabble or gmane or whatever external tool to submit from the  
web.  In any case, the forums aren't mirrored elsewhere to my  
knowledge, so turning them into something static and readonly needs to  
be included as part of this migration process.


On May 20, 2009, at 10:33 PM, Bill Keese wrote:

> OK, the majority vote is still for outsourcing, either to google  
> groups
> or nabble.  Just have to pick one.
> Personally I (like some others) say to just switch to google and be  
> done
> with it.   I'm not even concerned w/archiving the drupal forums.  It
> only becomes an issue if gmane stops working, and if/when we finally
> switch off of drupal.  Maybe by that time the info in the old forums
> will already have been duplicated into FAQs/google groups.
> Does anyone want to volunteer to migrate the drupal forum posts into
> Nabble?    Note that it's not trivial as it's an N-1 mapping from  
> maybe
> 10 forums down to 3, plus there's a question of fixing URLs in  
> messages etc.
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