|From:||Axel Kohlmeyer <akohlmey@...24...>|
|Date:||Tue, 12 Sep 2017 07:05:14 -0400|
On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 8:26 PM, Axel Kohlmeyer <akohlmey@...24...> wrote:
> how recent is this?
I can't be sure, but I first noticed it sometime late last week
(perhaps 9/6, 9/7?)
> i suspect this is a consequence of some changes in the mailing list support that sourceforge is implementing in anticipation of upcoming privacy regulations somewhere (probably europe).
> this has caused several issues: people have been unsubscribed without notice, the mailing list maintainers can no longer see who is subscribed, let alone edit the subscription status of individual users, e.g. to re-enable those users that had their mail list subscription disabled without notice.
> thus we have been pondering to move away from sourceforge. after all, the mailing list is pretty much the only service of note that is used, apart from the once per year upload of a stable release in spring.
Oof, not yet Those seem to be the only links that appear to be
working. It's the links on lammps.sandia.gov that are screwy.
So please don't take down the sourceforge mailing list yet. Deleting
the sourceforge mailing list would break the only links that search
engines can still find, and make me sad.
Is stackexchange no longer cool? discourse.org sounds great too. No
opinion there yet. I noticed that there are stackexchange sites for
"blender" and "arduino" (alongside "physics", "AskUbuntu" and
"Vegetarianism"...) Should there be a "lammps" one?
> one idea that has been put forward (actually quite some time ago), is to also change the format from a plain mailing list to something more modern and flexible, e.g. we could set up a server running discourse ( https://www.discourse.org/ ; checkout the live demo at https://try.discourse.org/) in the lammps.org domain.
> if needed, i can give a sales pitch as to which of the features in discourse make it a preferable choice over a mailing list and how it would improve community participation and help people find their way through the many messages.
> i think it should also be possible to import the archive of the old mailing list posts (as far as we can still extract them from source forge. i haven't tried myself recently).