[Snort-devel] Snort.org Blog: Google Groups are alive!
l0rdch0de1m0rt at ...2499...
Wed Feb 9 15:14:10 EST 2011
What the hell are Google Groups?
On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 1:58 PM, Joel Esler <jesler at ...402...> wrote:
> Google Groups are alive!
> Late last year I put out a poll that discussed the merging of the Mailing
> lists and Forums and it seemed that most of the people that answered the
> poll thought that Google Groups was the way to go (82% of you!).
> So we've stood up three Google Groups that mimic our Snort Mailing lists.
> These groups are unmoderated, open to the community for posting, and have
> the same criteria as our mailing lists.
> Right now the Google Groups and the Mailing lists are not merged and do
> cross post (they used to, but after testing a bit, it didn't really
> integrate correctly, so the link was broken this morning).
> If you join the Google Groups and you select "email" as your delivery
> method, you will receive an email for every post (just like the Mailing
> list), even the subject tags will be the same. i.e. [Snort-Users],
> [Snort-Sigs], and [Snort-Devel]
> As of March 1, 2011, the forums at Snort.org will be locked and will be
> only. The content will still be preserved, however, after that date, no
> more posting will be allowed. A persistent banner has been put on
> http://forums.snort.org to remind people of this fact.
> At this time we are not merging the Mailing Lists and Google Groups.
> let it balance out for awhile, see how the new Google Groups go, and we'll
> revisit the merging of the Mailing Lists again after awhile. So, if you
> a member of the Snort Mailing Lists, and would like to sign up for the
> Google Groups, feel free, as they are still separate entities.
> The Groups will be handled the same as the mailing lists. Spammers will
> banned, and their posts deleted, etc.
> To sign up for the new Google Groups, you may visit this page:
> Where I have placed sign-up boxes for all three of the groups.
> I'd like to hear feedback on the groups. That way I can improve what I
> Thanks all, and thanks to our IT and web teams for helping out on the
> testing for the Google Groups and various other uncountable things they've
> been able to help me with during this transition.
> Joel Esler
> jesler at ...402...
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