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: <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>
To: <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2013 14:48:53 +0000

Since this is the first actual discussion list message I've received in two days, I was beginning to think that I would only be getting those forum notifications from now on (which you can turn off through your profile settings BTW). Glad to see the list is still working.

I too find the notification method of discussion to be pretty much a no-go for me.

Brian H.

-----Original Message----- From: Julie Stickler

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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http://www.techwhirl.com/email-discussion-groups/ for more resources and info.

Looking for articles on Technical Communications? Head over to our online magazine at http://techwhirl.com

Looking for the archived Techwr-l email discussions? Search our public email archives @ http://techwr-l.com/archives


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
New! Doc-to-Help 2013 features the industry's first HTML5 editor for authoring.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/ZeOZeQ

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-leave -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com


Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwhirl.com/email-discussion-groups/ for more resources and info.

Looking for articles on Technical Communications? Head over to our online magazine at http://techwhirl.com

Looking for the archived Techwr-l email discussions? Search our public email archives @ http://techwr-l.com/archives


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