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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: Mailing list user migration: Staging and volunteers
Date Tue, 25 Oct 2011 21:43:51 GMT
On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 5:36 PM, Kay Schenk <> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 2:30 PM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
>> A quick summary of where we are, in case you haven't been following
>> the previous threads.
>> Information on the top 100 legacy mailing lists is on the wiki [1].
>> A draft note that will be sent to these lists is an another page [2].
>> If you note in that first page, the "Migration Owner" column is blank.
>>  So either I need to quickly learn French, Dutch and Japanese, or I
>> need some help here.
>> Volunteers would translate the note, send it to the relevant NL lists,
>> and be available on those lists to answer any migration-related
>> questions.  Ideally you would already be a participant on the lists
>> and familiar to that community.
>> As for staging, I'd recommend that we do not do this all at once.
>> Migrating 100 lists at once would be very messy.  But we can easily
>> break this down into related groups of lists and do the migration over
>> a few weeks.  One possible staging would be:
>> 1) All the lists that will be merged into the new ooo-marketing list.
>> This will help jump start that lists important work, and bring
>> community members into the discussion who might not have been
>> interested in the other topics we've been discussing on ooo-dev.
>> 2) All of the lists that will be merged into ooo-dev
>> 3) All of the lists that will be merged into ooo-users
>> 4) NL lists (which could be done in parallel with the above.  However,
>> they will require some discussion and admin work to create new
>> ooo-lang lists,)
>> The thought behind this staging is that we "work out the kinks" with
>> the more technical and (hopefully) more forgiving project lists,
>> before moving on to the user and NL lists.  We can adjust the
>> instructions and messaging based on what we learn from the initial
>> migrations.
>> Regards,
>> -Rob
> Have the "new" NL lists been setup already? I may have missed that and I
> haven't look at any jira tix.

No NL lists yet, except for Japanese.  We need moderator volunteers
before we can request them.

Process for getting a new mailing list created is here:

Probably makes sense to start with the largest NL communities first?

>> [1]
>> [2]
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