From:  Eric Shepherd <eshepherd@mozilla.com>
Date:  01 Jun 2017 01:47:29 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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This plan sounds pretty good, with the addition of time to update macros and other MDN content which links to mailing lists. I worry a little that the schedule is a little overenthusiastic, but I may be wrong.

> On May 30, 2017, at 3:25 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/1OaWBUapRPmNjzoOZJpnxDctYAn9ji3KgFMbgasl5ql0/edit?usp=sharing 
> [2] https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/about/forums/
> -- 
> 
> Janet Swisher 
> Mozilla Developer Network 
> Community Strategist
> 
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