Cleaning up mailing lists?

Albert Astals Cid aacid at
Mon Aug 15 18:18:41 UTC 2016

El dimecres, 10 d’agost de 2016, a les 19:10:49 CEST, R.Harish Navnit va 
> 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?
> ​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.

A "dead" mailing list is also very useful for a justified "take over", you can 
send a message to it saying "i see noone is working on this, so i'll pick it 
up" and noone can complain later you did take it over.


> ​But of course, if you know of any obvious cases then it totally makes
> sense to clean them up.
> C
> ​heers,
> Harish​

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