[Foundation-l] A discussion list for Wikimedia (not "Foundation") matters

Thehelpfulone thehelpfulonewiki at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 10:38:55 UTC 2012

On 3 April 2012 07:04, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 10:37 PM, MZMcBride <z at mzmcbride.com> wrote:
> > Will the archives be permanently split?
> Probably -- advanced mailman surgeries carry a high risk of fatal
> mistakes (e.g. we have a fancy pipermail URL alias, but the archive
> rebuild is causing URLs to change, or some such nonsense), so it's
> generally best to avoid them. But I'll ask Daniel Zahn, who's
> performed some trickier surgeries recently without fatalities (as far
> as I know).
On 4 April 2012 10:15, Lodewijk <lodewijk at effeietsanders.org> wrote:

> I don't know if this makes sense, so I beg your patience for my ignorance.
> But would it be an option to duplicate the archive? Then both the old and
> the new links will work. It would be a Great Pity if the new list would not
> contain the archive of the old list.
> Best,
> Lodewijk
Hi Lodewijk,

This is what Erik meant by "advanced mailman surgeries" - it's tricky
business so it might not be possible, but I imagine they will still try!


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