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I have found the UI for moderation on Mailman a little difficult.
Both systems require authentication via email to join. I would
think that would reduce most bots/SPAM.
So the advantage if any of Groups.io is that it has a better gui.
Do we se have use for its wiki or calendar?
I have found the moderation view of the mailman gui a little
confusing and maybe this I think may be the best advantage of
groups.io. At least from the standpoint of a somewhat light user
I think it would be transparent to participants.
On 12/14/2017 10:45 AM, Ed Warnicke
A new option has become available for handling
mailing lists: groups.io
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
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
●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
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
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Thomas F Herbert
NFV and Fast Data Planes
Office of the CTO