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Rename project mailing list for Africa Wikimedia Developers project
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For a while, we have been fixing the Africa Wikimedia Developer project. Initially, a mailing list was created that was "" but due to a change in the name of the project to further make sense, there has been an adjustment in the name and hence we wish to request that name of the mailing list be renamed.

The updated address of the mailing list should be "" instead of "" (as it is now). In addition, the admins of the mailing list and other information remain the same.

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xSavitar changed the task status from Open to Stalled.Dec 31 2017, 9:30 AM
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This needs to be discussed with the entire AWMD team before action is taken. @Flixtey, what is your take on this please before we move on?

Please note that renaming a mailing list is a fairly intensive process that requires downtime of the entire mailing server during the rename/migration. This seems a lot of work, to change african to africa. This list also has an archive, and moving the archive may result in its reindexing, and old links to the archive becoming invalid.

If this name change is approved by the users/community, it still has the above hurdles for implementation.

Thanks @RobH, we'll get back to you on this! We're (the team) currently having some discussions on this and will get back to you once the final decision is made. But judging by your comment, it's 8:2 (changing:allow) which kinda aligns with the direction of our discussions internally. However, we'll get back to you with a final decision. That's why the task is marked as stalled. Thanks ;)

Hello @D3r1ck01 Are you still interested in a rename of the list? We meanwhile have a script for that so it would be less time-intensive than before and doable. Though we still can't guarantee that existing links to archives wouldn't get renumbered.

Dzahn triaged this task as Low priority.May 12 2018, 1:50 AM

Pinging @D3r1ck01 for an update on this.

Hey @ArielGlenn, we've had 1 meeting about this and ehhh the renaming is not much of a big deal. So for now, we can just leave as-is. Thanks! Maybe resolve the task as "Declined" or "Invalid".

Declining as per @D3r1ck01 's comment above.