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: INKtopia Admin <admin -at- inktopia -dot- net>
To: Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 12:46:44 -0400

While we await the last couple of items, I'll (Connie) take a shot at
answering these:


1. Yes the current list address will forward to the new forum address.

2. I think the term "email notifications" is throwing some folks off. If
you set your preferences for email notification to enabled (check the box),
you have configured your account to receive all of the full email
messages--comments, replies, the link to the online location of the topic,
etc--just like on the old system. You're not getting extra notifications of
discussions, you're getting the actual discussions via email.

If you set your preferences to include popups, when you're logged into
community.techwhirl.com, you will get popup notifications of new
comments. You can do both, or one or the other. Right now email from the
forum is turned off at the server, but it will be turned back on later
today at which point you email preferences go into effect. But the old
system is still on, which is why you can send and receive these emails.

Yes, if you check the boxes for email notifications, you can post
comments and reply to email without using a browser. You only need the
browser to log in and set those preferences.

3. When we do the final cutover, ALL discussions will live in the Forum
(rather than on our old outdated archive server). Anything you post via
email, via the online community, or via comments to articles on
TechWhirl.com, will be there. The same rules and expectations apply no
matter which channel you use to initiate or continue discussions. The
biggest difference is that the online forum categorizes these discussions
into three general buckets: Technical Communications, Content Management,
and Customer Experience Management. You can set your preferences to receive
email messages and/or popup notifications for any or all of the categories.
Right now almost all discussion takes place in Technical Communications,
but that will change over time.

I hope this clarifies things a bit more. More to come later this afternoon.

Connie

On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 12:07 PM, Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- cytomedix -dot- com>wrote:

> 3. How do we know if a topic that we initiate is more appropriate for the
> e-mail list or the forum?
>
> And as always, a thousand thanks to the moderators for their hard work!
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian.Henderson
> Sent: Friday, October 04, 2013 11:58 AM
> To:
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Details on the Email List migration: It's a good thing
>
> Feel free to not answer this right now if these are going to be covered
> later in a comprehensive message, but while we're on the subject...
>
> It seems to me there are two areas that some of us are most concerned
> about:
>
> 1. The email discussion list we're all used to, at the
> techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com eddress; Will we still be able to participate
> in discussions using this exact same method?
>
> 2. Discussions taking place on the forum site; Is the only way to read and
> participate in those discussions by receiving notifications that some sort
> of activity has taken place, and you would then follow a link to see what
> that activity is?
> Or, will the actual posts to the forum discussions be sent out via email
> to be read and answered without using a browser?
>
>
>
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References:
RE: Details on the Email List migration: It's a good thing: From: Brian.Henderson
Re: Details on the Email List migration: It's a good thing: From: INKtopia Admin
RE: Details on the Email List migration: It's a good thing: From: Brian.Henderson
RE: Details on the Email List migration: It's a good thing: From: Dan Goldstein

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