[Systems] Mailmain configuration

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Tue Apr 12 17:15:54 EDT 2016

On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 12:24:21PM -0400, Dave Crossland wrote:
> Hi
> On 12 April 2016 at 09:01, Sebastian Silva <[1]sebastian at fuentelibre.org>
> wrote:
>     I admin sugar-sur. Not too active but not dead either. Just a couple of
>     days ago I pinged and got a couple of responses (one of them from Ministry
>     of Education staff). It's also our only semi-active spanish list, has a
>     long history and I was hoping to bring it back to life sometime.
> I kindly assert that it is harmful to the project to have all these "not too
> active but not dead either" lists :) 
> Setting a list 'read only' is done simply by turning on strict moderation, and
> not tending to the moderation queue. If you want to tend to the moderation
> queue, so that anyone who does email such a list without seeing that we
> encourage everyone to post in the same consolidated small set of lists, will
> not see their message lost in the void, that would be great :) 
> I think asking remaining subscribers to newly subscribe to a new sugar-discuss
> list is a good idea, as it will give us a real sense of the size of the
> community. I think that it is also good to have the list being multilingual -
> in the days of translate tools integrated into email clients or readily
> available, it can be great :) 
>     I also took overt volunteer administratorship of IAEP (along with Laura and
>     Martin Dengler) and sugar-devel (along Laura and James Cameron), when
>     others dropped the ball silently (along with Election and Membership
>     committee).
>     In the past some thought was given to mix mailing-list with a forum front
>     end (e.g. upgrading to Mailman3?).
>     Frankly I don't think mailing lists are a barrier to entry; they haven't
>     been in the past.
> I think email mailing lists are far superior to any kind of web fora - I would
> also like to turn off socialhelp since it seems also 'not too active but not
> dead either' and harmfully diluting the community space, although I think it
> has been integrated into sugar activities somehow, so sunsetting it needs a bit
> more care.

It is integrated into Sugar, give it a try.  Alt+Shift+H then click or
touch on the heart-shaped icon.  Deployments can also set their own
URL or disable it.  Yes, it would seem the Sugar Labs instance is not
used enough to justify much maintenance.


James Cameron

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