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From Michael Adams <linux_m...@clear.net.nz>
Subject Re: Old OO.o Mailing Lists
Date Thu, 03 Nov 2011 20:47:30 GMT
On Thursday 03 November 2011 00:48, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 3:09 AM, Michael Adams 
<linux_mike@clear.net.nz> wrote:
> > Who now owns the website domain name?
> >
> > What i am really asking is, how easy would it be to set up a
> > temporary forwarder for emails to a moderator from
> > users@openoffice.org and discuss@openoffice.org. If you own the A
> > record and the mail server it is easy.
> >
> > My main concern stems from the fact that together they still
> > generate as much if not more mail/queries than this list.
>
> Have yous seen the user list traffic lately?  Seems to be mainly
> out-of-the-office notifications and users confused about how to
> unsubscribe.  That leads to a death spiral for a list, as more of
> this noise drives more people to unsubsbcribe.

This months threads to date:
 * One auto responder repeated three times
 * One email advising the list is being replaced
 * Six query threads

Auto responders were always a pain to to the excessively low threshold 
to entry placed on the public OO.o lists i.e. no subscription 
necessary.

> In any case, we need to help users resusbcribe to the new list if
> they want to continue participation.  The old list is not coming
> down immediately, like this week or anything.  So we have time for
> an orderly migration.

-- 
Michael

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