[aspect-devel] We are moving ... the mailing list
rene.gassmoeller at mailbox.org
Tue Oct 9 11:38:11 PDT 2018
as mentioned, we (thanks, Tyler!) now activated the automatic forwarding
from the mailing list to the new forum. A few things to keep in mind
during the transition:
- Every email on the mailing list will create a discussion on the forum
so that the conversation can happen on either platform. Answers on the
forum will unfortunately not be forwarded to the mailing list to prevent
mails bouncing back and forth between the platforms (complicated
solutions to this have been considered and we opted for the simple way
out). We encourage you to use the forum as much as possible, but keep in
mind that users who are exclusively subscribed to the mailing list will
not see your reply until they transition to the forum.
- Every email on the mailing list will generate an auto-reply to the
sender that explains the transition.
- We currently plan to keep the mailing list active until the end of
October and switch off the delivery of emails by Oct 31st. It will still
send the auto-reply afterwards to let everyone know about the change. Of
course if we discover severe problems with the forum this date could be
Do not forget after you signed up for the forum to click on the ASPECT
category, and set it to 'Watching' or at least 'Watching first post'.
Otherwise you will not be notified about new discussions. You can change
this setting by clicking on the little circle next to the 'New Topic'
button on the top right, above the list of all ASPECT topics.
Looking forward to seeing you on the forum.
On 10/05/2018 05:47 PM, Rene Gassmoeller wrote:
> Hi all,
> Wow. So now the secret development is out there :-). As discussed on
> Tuesday at the last online user meeting we would like to test how this
> transition will work, and want to make sure everything transitions as
> smoothly as possible. All our tests suggest that it will be a much
> more convenient and nicer interaction, and will allow for easier
> communication than a mailing list. Additionally, past discussions will
> be simpler to search and reference, especially for users that are not
> part of the mailing list. But do not worry if you prefer to have all
> messages in your mail inbox, there is a mailing list mode that will
> allow you to keep everything as is, receive emails for every post, and
> directly reply to them.
> If you want to be one of the first posters on the new forum, then feel
> free to register at https://community.geodynamics.org/login (e.g.
> using your github account), and familiarize yourself with the new
> interface. I created a feedback post at
> and would appreciate any feedback about design, the process, or your
> concerns. Since the forum is highly configurable, it is most likely we
> can incorporate constructive suggestions.
> Let us know what you think,
> On 10/05/2018 03:22 PM, Lorraine Hwang wrote:
>> 5 October 2018
>> Dear aspect-devel Community,
>> In an effort to improve the service we provide to the CIG community,
>> the aspect-devel mailing list will be* moved* to a discussion forum.
>> The discussion forum will provide a searchable and open interface
>> for you to locate discussion topics and provide help to members of
>> our community. This action is part of our slow roll out of the forum
>> for the entire CIG community. Hence, as beta testers, we encourage
>> you to provide feedback on what can be improved.
>> We have chosen the open source /discourse/ platform as a civilized
>> place to hold discussion. You can find out more about the platform by
>> navigating here:
>> Beginning sometime next week, all emails to the mailing list will be
>> forwarded to the forum. You will be notified when this happens. As we
>> are in beta testing, the forum is currently hidden from public view.
>> You will need to register as a user to receive replies and see all
>> discussions on the topic. The forum supports login from GitHub or
>> you can create a new account
>> To begin:
>> 1, Sign up by navigating to:
>> 2. Check your email and spam folder. User accounts are automatically
>> approved upon registering. Follow instructions to activate your account.
>> 3. Login in with your new account.
>> 4. Read the header on the page that begins with “Welcome … “, the
>> FAQs and the About the ASPECT Category (this is the pinned topic in
>> the ASPECT category).
>> At this point you should see the available forum categories including
>> the ASPECT category. This is where all aspect-devel emails will be
>> listed. Don’t forget to set your notifications!
>> There are quite a number of settings and features you can tweak so we
>> encourage you to explore. You may wish to check your user settings
>> Emails and Notifications.
>> We anticipate continuing the forwarding for several weeks to ensure a
>> smooth transition and encourage you all to sign up early and help us
>> make this a robust platform for our community.
>> Thanks for your participation!
>> Lorraine Hwang, Ph.D.
>> Associate Director, CIG
>> We are MOVING… this mailing list to a discussion forum: community.geodynamics.org in the coming weeks. More information coming soon!
>> Aspect-devel mailing list
>> Aspect-devel at geodynamics.org
> Rene Gassmoeller
> Aspect-devel is MOVING… to a discussion forum:
> community.geodynamics.org in the coming weeks. More information coming soon!
> Aspect-devel mailing list
> Aspect-devel at geodynamics.org
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