@Urbanecm conducted a survey via email to active users and subscribers of Wikimedia-Site-requests people. After the shut-down of Conpherence (T127640#5402230) those that replied to the thread would like to have an alternate channel for communication in addition to IRC, and a mailing list was the prefered choice. We would like to request then the creation of a non-mailman mailing list such as that of T215940, given that I foresee browsing/searching/referencing to archives would be rather frequent. Would it be possible for OIT to help us here? Thanks.
As far as I understand WMF Office-IT's internal documentation, Google Groups are available only to @wikimedia.org account holders.
Is the main motivation to ask for a Google Group that searching archives in Mailman 2's user interface is cumbersome? Or are there more reasons?
Is there a preferred name for such a group or mailing list?
@JGulingan Thanks for your reply.
Regarding tha name I propose firstname.lastname@example.org (I keep the l on purpose so it's clear it's a mailing list). This is a personal proposal of course and if anyone comes with something better it's fine for me.
If no one is willing to volunteer, I don't mind to co-volunteer to administer the group. @Urbanecm is a WM contractor so would that qualify as "having someone from the Foundation as the owner"?
It has been a few days and I didn't hear anyone object to the name or the owner. I will go and create this google group now. If you would like to change the name/owner, we can always do so.
@Urbanecm I will make you the google group owner as a place holder. I will CC you onto the techsupport@ ticket for additional information on being a google group owner.