Cleaning up mailing lists?

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at
Thu Aug 11 09:17:38 UTC 2016

On Thu, Aug 11, 2016 at 1:40 AM, R.Harish Navnit <harishnavnit at> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 6:22 PM, Thomas Pfeiffer <thomas.pfeiffer at>
> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> recently I went through and saw that there are lots of lists
>> there for some short-term projects in the past, or for projects which have
>> long since been abandoned.
>> Given that it probably doesn't give a good impression if someone
>> subscribes to one of those lists only to notice that nothing has happened
>> there for years, would it perhaps make sense to clean up our mailing lists,
>> killing those that are not used anymore?

Hi Thomas,

> Yes it does. But could you please tell which ones you're talking about ?
> Also worth noting here, is that a project not seeing much development
> doesn't automatically equate to a project with no users and the mailing
> lists are the easiest way for a user to reach out for support.
> But of course, if you know of any obvious cases then it totally makes sense
> to clean them up.

Are you referring to the listing of mailing lists, or the page here?
Note that some of the items on the list will have been
closed long ago.

In any event the standard practice for closing a list is to ask on the
list itself if anyone has any objections to it being closed.
If none are raised in two weeks, a Sysadmin ticket can then be filed
asking for the list to be closed.

> C
> heers,
> Harish


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