[Snort-devel] Snort.org Blog: Google Groups are alive!

L0rd Ch0de1m0rt l0rdch0de1m0rt at ...2499...
Wed Feb 9 15:14:10 EST 2011


*HELLO.*

What the hell are Google Groups?

Thanks.

-L0rd C.

On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 1:58 PM, Joel Esler <jesler at ...402...> wrote:
>
> http://blog.snort.org/2011/02/google-groups-are-alive.html
>
> 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.
>
> Snort-Users
> Snort-Signatures
> Snort-Devel
>
>  Right now the Google Groups and the Mailing lists are not merged and do
not
> 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
read
> 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.
 We'll
> 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
are
> 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
be
> banned, and their posts deleted, etc.
>
> To sign up for the new Google Groups, you may visit this page:
> http://www.snort.org/community/Groups/
>
> 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
can.
>  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...
> http://blog.snort.org && http://blog.clamav.net
>
>
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