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: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>, TechWhirl Admin <admin -at- techwhirl -dot- com>, Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2013 10:42:46 -0400

I received a small handful of postings on Tuesday in the aftermath of the autoreply barrage. But until your posting I have received nothing except the daily advertising messages.

-Fred Ridder

> Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2013 10:33:15 -0400
> Subject: Re: Details on the Email List migration: It’s a good thing
> From: jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com
> To: admin -at- techwhirl -dot- com; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>
> I am currently not receiving comments from the forum, only e-mails that
> contain links to comments. Usability issue one, I have to click through.
>
> And the subject line in the e-mail does not include the discussion thread
> title, so I have no idea if the discussion would be one I have any interest
> in joining/following. Usability issue number two, I have to click through
> with no idea what might be on the other side.
>
> Thankfully my G-mail pretty much took care of the rash of weird e-mails in
> the past couple of days during the transition. But I'm missing the chatter
> from the old TECHWR-L list. My inbox has been too quiet this week. Are
> there actual discussions going on over on the forums that just aren't
> coming through?
>
>
> On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 12:57 PM, TechWhirl Admin <admin -at- techwhirl -dot- com>wrote:
>
> > 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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