From:  Janet Swisher <jswisher@mozilla.com>
Date:  31 May 2017 22:11:38 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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My thinking is that we could add a sub-category for the learning area 
later, after we've finished the general transition, and if traffic 
warrants it (which at the moment it seems to). One thing at a time :-)



On 5/31/17 04:31, Chris Mills wrote:
> All sounds good Janet.
>
> One thing that just sprang to mind — could/should we have a separate discourse category for MDN learning area discussions? MDN-learn or whatever? I could then monitor this and save you folks from some of that noise. Or are we happy that it is all lumped together in the same place?
>
> Chris Mills
>       MDN content lead || Mozilla
> developer.mozilla.org || MDN
>     cmills@mozilla.com || @chrisdavidmills
>
>> On 30 May 2017, at 23:46, Stephanie Hobson  wrote:
>>
>> 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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