Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#10463 closed enhancement (fixed)

Removal of unused lists

Reported by: atagar Owned by:
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Component: Internal Services/Tor Sysadmin Team Version:
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Description (last modified by atagar)

Hi, as discussed on tor-internal@ (thread subject: "Email List Wiki") I'd like to remove some unused lists...

  • onionbox-beta
  • tor-rt-users
  • weather
  • tor-exitscanner
  • tor-translation

Runa gave an ok for onionbox-beta@ and tor-rt-users@ (the later was a predecessor for support-team-private@). I couldn't find anyone who owns/cares about weather@ nor tor-exitscanner@.

If list removal is self-service then let me know. I didn't spot it in Mailman's admin interface.

Thanks! -Damian

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Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by arma

Is weather the same as the weather@bahri alias that the weather program uses to send the output of its weekly cron? If so it is in use. If not, what is it?

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by atagar

I don't know what weather@bahri is nor if weather@ is receiving emails. If it is a cron then is anyone actually checking it? Evidently I don't have the admin password for weather@ to check.

comment:3 follow-up: Changed 3 years ago by atagar

We can also move tor-translation@. Sherief and others report that Transifex has its own communication channels, and our present list is just spam.

comment:4 in reply to: ↑ 3 Changed 3 years ago by arma

Replying to atagar:

We can also move tor-translation@. Sherief and others report that Transifex has its own communication channels, and our present list is just spam.

Sounds good to me. But we should send something to the list right before killing it, to let people know that that's happening -- it does include a bunch of translators from 'back in the day', who might want to know a) that the list is dying and b) what they can do to keep informed now.

Thanks!

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by atagar

Subscribed to all the lists except weather@ (which I evidently don't have the password for) so I could send a notice to their members...

to: onionbox-beta@lists.torproject.org, tor-rt-users@lists.torproject.org,
    tor-exitscanner@lists.torproject.org, tor-translation@lists.torproject.org
subject: List Being Discontinued


Greetings! If you're receiving this then you're a member of a list we plan to
discontinue...

https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/10463

In the case of tor-translation@ a list is largely redundant with Transifex
(and receives a fair bit of spam). You can contact Colin or
help@rt.torproject.org for escalation issues.

If you have any questions or concerns about one of these lists being shut down
then please let me know! -Damian

I'm happy to wait a few days to see if anyone replies.

Andrew, Peter: Anything else you'd like before we move forward with this?

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by atagar

  • Description modified (diff)

Adding the fifth list to the description.

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by atagar

  • Component changed from Service - lists to Tor Sysadmin Team

Peter requested for the component of this to change.

comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by weasel

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

root@eugeni:~# for l in onionbox-beta tor-rt-users weather tor-exitscanner tor-translation; do rmlist $l; done
Not removing archives. Reinvoke with -a to remove them.
Removing list info
Not removing archives. Reinvoke with -a to remove them.
Removing list info
Not removing archives. Reinvoke with -a to remove them.
Removing list info
Not removing archives. Reinvoke with -a to remove them.
Removing list info
Not removing archives. Reinvoke with -a to remove them.
Removing list info

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