Ed Warnicke <hagbard@...>
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We *sort* of moderate our discussions. As an anti-spam measure currently, if you are not subscribed to a mailer, and have not been previously 'whitelisted', your email is 'held for moderation' by the LF staff, which take a quick look to see if you are a spammer, and if not, they add you to the whitelist. Essentially we 'moderate' out spammers, but all other conversation is completely inbounds.
As to other features, part of the discussion is which features we want to take advantage of. Delighted to have your input on that :)
A new option has become available for handling mailing lists:
As a community, we need to look at this option, provide feedback, and come to a decision as to whether or not to migrate. A critical part of that is having folks take a look, ask questions, and express opinions :)
Major benefits include searchability, better web interface, etc.
The LF was kind enough to write a FAQ for us as we consider as a community whether to migrate or not:
Q: What are the key differences between Mailman and Groups.io?
●Groups.io has a modern interface, robust user security model, and interactive, searchable archives
●Groups.io provides advanced features including muting threads and integrations with modern tools like GitHub, Slack, and Trello
● Groups.io also has optional extras like a shared calendar, polling, chat, a wiki, and more
● Groups.io uses a concept of subgroups, where members first join the project “group” (a master list), then they choose the specific “subgroup” lists they want to subscribe to
Q: How is the experience different for me as a list moderator or participant?
In many ways, it is very much the same. You will still find the main group at your existing URL and sub-groups equate to the more focused mailing lists based on the community’s needs. Here is an example of main group and sub-group URL patterns,
and their respective emails:
What is different is Groups.io’s simple but highly functional UI that will make the experience of moderating or participating in the community discussions more enjoyable.