From:  Stephanie Hobson <shobson@mozilla.com>
Date:  31 May 2017 06:46:19 Hong Kong Time
Newsgroup:  news.mozilla.org/mozilla.dev.mdc
Subject:  

Re: [Feedback requested] Proposed phases and timeline for Discourse migration

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Hi Janet,

This sounds logical and well thought out to me.

S.

On Tue, May 30, 2017 at 12:25 PM, Janet Swisher 
wrote:

> Given that our biggest blocker for migration (email replies) has been
> fixed, and the other issues have a workaround or a plan for fixing, I
> believe we are ready to move forward with the migration process.
>
> Please let me know if I have missed any steps, factors, or considerations.
>
> I see this as happening in 3 phases:
>
> 1. Initiation of Discourse
> 2. Transition from mailing lists to Discourse
> 3. Shutdown of mailing lists
>
> Here are the steps that I see for each phase:
>
> =Initiation
>
>  * Create Discourse category and mail-in address for MDN.
>  * Announce change and timeline officially on all lists, with
>    instructions on joining Discourse and setting up email-only usage if
>    desired.
>  * Change mailing list settings so that footers and other automatic
>    messages describe the change and link to how to join Discourse. (See
>    [1] for details.)
>  * File a bug to remove MDN mailing lists/google groups/newsgroups from
>    the master "Forums" list[2], preferably replacing them with links to
>    Discourse.
>
> =Transition
>
>  * Begin using the MDN category on Discourse.
>  * Report any issues encountered in early usage.
>  * Change links to the mailings lists on MDN to point to Discourse.
>
> =Shutdown
>
>  * Send announcement of final switch-over.
>  * Change mailing list settings to reject all postings, with a message
>    directing the user to Discourse. (See [1] for details.)
>
> The timeline for these phases could be this:
>
>  * Initiation: Starting the week of May 29
>  * Transition: Starting the week of June 5
>  * Shutdown: Either the week of June 19 if things are going well, or
>    the week of July 10, if we want more transition time, and to avoid
>    the weeks of the All-Hands, Canada Day, and US Independence Day.
>
> [1] https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OaWBUapRPmNjzoOZJpnxDctY
> An9ji3KgFMbgasl5ql0/edit?usp=sharing
> [2] https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/about/forums/
> --
>
> Janet Swisher 
> Mozilla Developer Network 
> Community Strategist
>
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