Re: [stella] stella transition

Subject: Re: [stella] stella transition
From: Doug Dingus <opengeek@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 20:35:38 -0400
I suggest:

-keep this list active for a while, but forward new posts to the new list. 
We will see some dupes maybe, but won't miss things.

-when somebody subscribes here, include the info about the new list, but 
allow the subscription just because you don't want to miss out on new blood.

-when we see posts from this list, on the new one, we can encourage those 
people to join the new list.

-if this list does not see activity for a long time, kill it then.

-everybody here post info about the new list, charter, etc... to their 
favorite haunts in an effort to help mitigate the fingerprint problem.

On 8/25/05, Glenn Saunders <mos6507@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> First off, it looks like TheDig is going to be down
> until Sunday. It will catch up when I get my cable
> modem service back. All the new messages just
> accumulate in the dedicated comcast POP3 account I
> have set up for it.
> Even though it's not as integrated into AtariAge as I
> would have liked, it's great that a new list is
> available. But I just have one concern, and that's
> fragmentation. If we're going to move to the new
> list, we really should be forced to do so and
> Stellalist should be given a deadline after which it
> gets shut down or posts get locked out. Otherwise you
> are going to have simultaneous discussions on both
> lists and some people won't "hear" what's going on
> over at the other list. If everyone stays subbed to
> both lists it defeats the purpose of having a new
> list.
> Nothing would be lost here if by "shutting down" it
> means it removes Biglist's archive pages also.
> Even if Biglist completely goes away, we will have a
> complete and portable archive that can be restored
> anywhere. (Actually more than one archive in varying
> formats/levels of completeness.)
> Since Stellalist has been around since 1996 it has
> left a lot of "fingerprints" on the web which people
> stumble upon, people may join the list not knowing a
> new one is around. It's going to get confusing.
> So I'd like to hear from Russ what he plans on doing.
> During the transition I intend to archive both lists
> just in case. I'll be able to seprate them out on
> TheDig so you can view them merged or separate.
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