Discourse


#21

I now have a way of migrating our old content to list.hacman.org.uk (our discourse instance).

Shall we try using it for a month or so and see if we hate it?

Will posts still end up here?

Alan Burlison


#22

Ones posted to list.hacman.org.uk will not end up here, no, if the trial is successful the aim is to get rid of the Google group all together.

Discourse has several advantages including the fact that it’s self hosted. You can set it up to email you automatically when a new thread is started etc.

I’m not sure if we’ve turned on oauth but if not we will do so.

tamarisk

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t: @notquitehere> On 1 Aug 2016, at 20:45, Alan Burlison alan.burlison@gmail.com wrote:

On 01/08/2016 18:42, tas kay wrote:

I now have a way of migrating our old content to list.hacman.org.uk (our discourse instance).

Shall we try using it for a month or so and see if we hate it?

Will posts still end up here?


Alan Burlison


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#23

But obviously if it fails we’ll migrate any relevant content back to here before getting rid of it.

tamarisk

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t: @notquitehere> On 1 Aug 2016, at 20:48, tamarisk Kay tamarisk@tamarisk.it wrote:

Ones posted to list.hacman.org.uk will not end up here, no, if the trial is successful the aim is to get rid of the Google group all together.

Discourse has several advantages including the fact that it’s self hosted. You can set it up to email you automatically when a new thread is started etc.

I’m not sure if we’ve turned on oauth but if not we will do so.

tamarisk

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On 1 Aug 2016, at 20:45, Alan Burlison alan.burlison@gmail.com wrote:

On 01/08/2016 18:42, tas kay wrote:

I now have a way of migrating our old content to list.hacman.org.uk (our discourse instance).

Shall we try using it for a month or so and see if we hate it?

Will posts still end up here?


Alan Burlison


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#24

Ones posted to list.hacman.org.uk will not end up here, no, if the
trial is successful the aim is to get rid of the Google group all
together.

Discourse has several advantages including the fact that it’s self
hosted. You can set it up to email you automatically when a new
thread is started etc.

What I’d like is something I can read via my existing email client in
the same way I read the current list, however the plumbing is put
together. Will that be possible?

Alan Burlison


#25

Yes.

tamarisk

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t: @notquitehere> On 1 Aug 2016, at 21:00, Alan Burlison alan.burlison@gmail.com wrote:

On 01/08/2016 20:48, tamarisk Kay wrote:

Ones posted to list.hacman.org.uk will not end up here, no, if the
trial is successful the aim is to get rid of the Google group all
together.

Discourse has several advantages including the fact that it’s self
hosted. You can set it up to email you automatically when a new
thread is started etc.

What I’d like is something I can read via my existing email client in the same way I read the current list, however the plumbing is put together. Will that be possible?


Alan Burlison


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#26

I’ll even post instructions :slight_smile:

tamarisk

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t: @notquitehere> On 1 Aug 2016, at 21:00, Alan Burlison alan.burlison@gmail.com wrote:

On 01/08/2016 20:48, tamarisk Kay wrote:

Ones posted to list.hacman.org.uk will not end up here, no, if the
trial is successful the aim is to get rid of the Google group all
together.

Discourse has several advantages including the fact that it’s self
hosted. You can set it up to email you automatically when a new
thread is started etc.

What I’d like is something I can read via my existing email client in the same way I read the current list, however the plumbing is put together. Will that be possible?


Alan Burlison


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#27

I’ll even post instructions :slight_smile:

Ya beat me to the nest question :wink:

I know I’m pretty much a lurker but still I think that the hackspace is
genuinely an important thing which needs supporting, which is why I’m
still paying my subs. The email traffic, although not voluminous, is a
big help in keeping in touch, so I’d hate to lose it for some forum-only
thing that, to be blunt, I simply wouldn’t read.

Alan Burlison


#28

Yeah, I have the same problem with the forum format.

The solution we want to trial allows people to interact using either the mailing list or forum formats. It also should allow you to unsubscribe from specific discussions if you wish to, for example if you didn’t want updates about improvements to the laser cutter or the craft corner you could do so without losing any of the other emails.

I’m hoping to get our data (including this discussion) migrated tonight - assuming the toddler ever decides to go to sleep…

tamarisk

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t: @notquitehere> On 1 Aug 2016, at 21:08, Alan Burlison alan.burlison@gmail.com wrote:

On 01/08/2016 21:02, tamarisk Kay wrote:

I’ll even post instructions :slight_smile:

Ya beat me to the nest question :wink:

I know I’m pretty much a lurker but still I think that the hackspace is genuinely an important thing which needs supporting, which is why I’m still paying my subs. The email traffic, although not voluminous, is a big help in keeping in touch, so I’d hate to lose it for some forum-only thing that, to be blunt, I simply wouldn’t read.


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#29

It’s not forum only
you can log onto it, then tick an option under settings which just forwards
everything across to your mailing address as a normal mailing list would. I
think there are also ways of filtering based on category etc
it’s more of a forum / mailing list hybrid type thing, in that its designed
to be used both ways at the same time

RicOn Monday, August 1, 2016 at 9:08:55 PM UTC+1, Alan Burlison wrote:

On 01/08/2016 21:02, tamarisk Kay wrote:

I’ll even post instructions :slight_smile:

Ya beat me to the nest question :wink:

I know I’m pretty much a lurker but still I think that the hackspace is
genuinely an important thing which needs supporting, which is why I’m
still paying my subs. The email traffic, although not voluminous, is a
big help in keeping in touch, so I’d hate to lose it for some forum-only
thing that, to be blunt, I simply wouldn’t read.


Alan Burlison


#30

I would suggest, if possible, that this made the default for a smooth
transition

Kimball

It’s not forum only
you can log onto it, then tick an option under settings which just forwards
everything across to your mailing address as a normal mailing list would. I
think there are also ways of filtering based on category etc
it’s more of a forum / mailing list hybrid type thing, in that its designed
to be used both ways at the same time

RicOn Monday, August 1, 2016 at 9:08:55 PM UTC+1, Alan Burlison wrote:

On 01/08/2016 21:02, tamarisk Kay wrote:

I’ll even post instructions :slight_smile:

Ya beat me to the nest question :wink:

I know I’m pretty much a lurker but still I think that the hackspace is
genuinely an important thing which needs supporting, which is why I’m
still paying my subs. The email traffic, although not voluminous, is a
big help in keeping in touch, so I’d hate to lose it for some forum-only
thing that, to be blunt, I simply wouldn’t read.


Alan Burlison

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#31

I would suggest, if possible, that this made the default for a smooth
transition

I agree - it’s not as if there’s a ton of traffic and my MUA lets me
mute threads easily enough.

Alan Burlison