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From Mike Scott <m...@scottsonline.org.uk>
Subject Re: Old OO.o Mailing Lists
Date Wed, 02 Nov 2011 08:17:30 GMT
On 02/11/11 07:09, Michael Adams 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.

As you suggest, technically easy. But would it be desirable?

There's already been quite a long notice period, and evidently people 
haven't switched over -- providing a "temporary" forwarding facility 
would only prolong the agony, as I reckon a goodly number of people will 
switch when and only when they're forced to, and not before. I'd rather 
see an autoreply from the old list address asking people to resubscribe.

>
> My main concern stems from the fact that together they still generate
> as much if not more mail/queries than this list.

Maybe there's some doubt in some people's minds as to which is the 
better list to get a needed answer from, so they stick to the tried and 
trusted. Besides, I could name at least one sufferer of 'chronic 
novophobia' :-)



-- 
Mike Scott
Harlow, Essex, England

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