Re: Details on the Email List migration: It’s a good thing

Subject: Re: Details on the Email List migration: It’s a good thing
From: TechWhirl Admin <admin -at- techwhirl -dot- com>
To: Mark Giffin <mgiffin -at- earthlink -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:57:46 -0400

Hi Mark,

People who are monitoring via email will get all comments, whether they're
posted by email or online.

Connie


On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 12:12 PM, Mark Giffin <mgiffin -at- earthlink -dot- net> wrote:

> So if I start an email thread on a topic and get responses via email, can
> there also be responses to that thread on the website that do not appear in
> the email thread?
>
> Thanks,
> Mark Giffin
>
>
> On 9/27/13 6:10 AM, TechWhirl Admin wrote:
>
>> Good morning Whirlers,
>>
>> The work is underway for what should be a smooth transition of the list to
>> our new community forums. No need to panic, we do all the heavy lifting.
>> But we wanted to give you some details, and some things to be on the
>> lookout for, to make the move truly effortless.
>>
>> *Base Category for all Discussions Started Via Email*
>>
>>
>> Discussions started with our normal email address will be located in the
>> “Technical Writing and Communications” category of the Forums (
>>
>> community.techwhirl.com).
>>
>>
>> *Sending and Replying to Emails*
>>
>> Starting a Discussion: No change from today - Send notes to
>> techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>>
>> Replying to Emails: There’s a slight change if you use a filter or rule.
>> Currently, the techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com email address is used to
>> deliver
>> all conversations, in addition to being used to start them. However,
>> moving
>> forward the Forums admin / distribution email address is
>> discussions -at- techwhirl -dot- net -dot- And as a little tech background, the system
>> uses
>> sub-aliased email addresses to make certain that your replies are aligned
>> to the correct discussion topic, so emails will be structured this way:
>> discussions+d[somenumber] -at- tech**whirl -dot- net <http://techwhirl.net>.
>>
>> We share this because some of you may be curious, and if you have filters
>> /
>> rules set up in your Yahoo!, Outlook, Gmail, Hotmail or other email
>> client,
>> you’ll need to update them to accept this address: @techwhirl.net (note
>> that going forward, any address with “techwhirl.net” as the domain
>> indicates it’s a system generated account) rather than the @
>> lists.techwr-l.com. We also suggest you check your SPAM settings on
>> Monday
>> morning to ensure your email system continues to deliver your TechWhirl
>> discussions.
>>
>> And, yes, conversations can be started by sending notes to
>> discussions -at- techwhirl -dot- net in addition to the address we’ll publicize,
>> which
>> is discussions -at- techwhirl -dot- com -dot-
>>
>>
>> *Daily Digest*
>>
>>
>> As of today, the Forum platform does not have a “Daily Digest” option like
>> the one we use today. We’re exploring options, and the most likely choice
>> will use MailChimp’s RSS email updates. It’ll operate in a similar manner
>> except that you’ll be able to login to the Forum and leave comments when a
>> Discussion of interest appears.
>>
>> For those of you who use an RSS Reader you’ll be able to subscribe to the
>> entire list via community.techwhirl.com /discussions/feed.rss. For those
>> of
>> you interested in only following a particular category, you can find the
>> RSS feed by adding “/feed.rss” to the end of each URL (
>>
>> community.techwhirl.com /discussions/categories/[**category
>> name]/feed.rss).
>>
>>
>> *Current Conversations*
>>
>> At the point when we do the final cutover, some discussion threads may be
>> inflight. We’ll continue to capture those, and add them to the system
>> manually, so you may see a slight delay on some of those posts.
>>
>>
>> *Next Steps*
>>
>>
>> We have updated the website to direct all new joiners to the Forums and
>> have extracted a full list of our members as of yesterday afternoon. We
>> will spend the weekend refining the data and getting it ready to import
>> into the system. The import and final QA should take around 4-6 hours.
>>
>> Once the QA check is done, Eric Ray (who has been helping us with all the
>> backend work) will then change the Techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com address
>> over
>> to the Forums. We’ll then welcome you to the new Forums, send you each a
>> note with more information about your accounts and proceed to clean up any
>> inflight conversations.
>>
>> Hang with us and please be patient. We’ve planned and tested this a few
>> times, so if we’re lucky the hiccups will only be small rather than big.
>>
>> Thanks again being a member of our list.
>>
>> Sincerely,
>>
>> Connie / Al
>>
>>
>>
>
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