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Creation of Wikispore mailing list
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  • Requested name of the mailing list (ending in @lists.wikimedia.org): wikispore@lists.wikimedia.org
  • Reasoning/explanation of purpose: To further discussion and collaborative development of the experimental Wikispore project, currently hosted on Wikimedia Cloud Services - https://wikispore-test.wmflabs.org/wiki/Main_Page
  • Initial list administrator's email address: pharosofalexandria@gmail.com
  • Secondary list administrator's email address: gtisza@gmail.com

Event Timeline

Personally, I'd go with Wikimedia Space instead...

While Wikimedia Space might be nice too as a supplement, it's still a niche platform, and the vast majority of potential Wikimedians interested in this project do use email. I can think of two dozen people to invite to a mailing list, and very few of those would be active Wikimedia Space users.

herron triaged this task as Medium priority.Sep 18 2019, 7:08 PM

While Wikimedia Space might be nice too as a supplement, it's still a niche platform, and the vast majority of potential Wikimedians interested in this project do use email. I can think of two dozen people to invite to a mailing list, and very few of those would be active Wikimedia Space users.

😢

Oh well, let's go with Mailman then.

Peachey88 renamed this task from Wikispore mailing list to Creation of Wikispore mailing list.Sep 28 2019, 12:26 AM
Peachey88 moved this task from Backlog to List creation on the Wikimedia-Mailing-lists board.

Can we create it this week? This will be a vital tool in building up community discussion and participation, and we want to do a kind of public launch for the project at a wikiconference in November.

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List has been created

list info page: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikispore
admin login: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/admin/wikispore

@Pharos @Tgr I let it create a random password at list creation. That mail went just to Pharos. Then i added Tgr as the secondary admin and reset the password. That mail went to both of you. So that second password is the right one you can now share to login at the admin interface. It's not a separate one per user, so keep that in mind when changing it.

Besides the list description and admin field i left all settings at default. Please change them as you see fit. You can change all kinds of things, even the HTML of the listinfo page if you want.