State of Things

John Bailey rekkanoryo at
Wed Nov 30 20:51:08 EST 2022

On Tue, Nov 29, 2022 at 10:23 PM Gary Kramlich <grim at> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 29, 2022 at 8:25 PM Richard Laager <rlaager at> wrote:
> > If it were me… I think it’d be worth some small amount of time (like 2 or 4 hours) to try to integrate the auth with hub. If it’s trivial, why not. If you investigate and you’re halfway there, then continue a little longer. If you investigate and it’s going to be a mess, then bail and use built in auth. But ultimately it is up to you, as you are the one doing it.
> That was kind of my thought, the questionable part is importing the
> user list from mailman then means we're bringing people into more..
> but I dunno, the more i think about it, the more i'm thinking the
> username import might not be worth it.

The more I think about this the more I think it's wasting your time to
import the user list from mailman.  I'm thinking the best way to go
forward is to send an email to each list stating that we're migrating
to Discourse, provide the URL, and let everyone know that if they want
to continue with the mailing list's new form, they'd need to register
on Discourse (or hub, whatever that ends up looking like).  Maybe I'm
oversimplifying this because to me this feels like a trivial thing
given the conversions and migrations I've had to deal with in my day
job, or maybe I'm trying to cut corners because of exhaustion with
conversions?  As I've said previously, though, I'm not sure my opinion
on this really matters given my lack of involvement in the day to day
operations of the projects.


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