[ome-users] Migration of OME mailing lists to https://forum.image.sc/

Joshua Moore (Staff) j.a.moore at dundee.ac.uk
Fri Jun 28 16:50:20 BST 2019

The end is nigh!

Thanks to everyone who has already migrated over to the image.sc
forums. For everyone who hasn't, we are currently planning to place
the OME mailing lists and the phpbb forums into read-only mode *next
week*.  If you haven't taken the plunge yet, now's the time. It's a
breeze. We look forward to seeing you at https://forum.image.sc/c/data

Have a happy weekend all.

On Wed, Jun 5, 2019 at 1:25 PM Josh Moore <j.a.moore at dundee.ac.uk> wrote:
> Last December[1], we migrated the Bio-Formats forums to the
> Discourse.org-based https://forum.image.sc site. Initially a merger of
> the ImageJ forums and the CellProfiler forums, forum.image.sc has
> grown to include at least 20 different projects from the imaging
> community.
> Bio-Formats was a natural choice for testing an initial migration
> since a number of questions were already being asked with the
> #bio-formats tag[2]. Since then, the #omero[3] tag has started to
> receive more traffic and, more recently, an #omero-figure[4] tag has
> been created!
> >> With this in mind, we’re planning to shut down our public mailing lists in favor of image.sc. <<
> We won’t immediately be turning them off. The general plan is:
>  - to encourage all new posts to take place on image.sc
>  - while we finish up any existing threads
>  - after which, we will set the mailing lists to read-only
>  - at the same time, we’re looking into migrating the archives to image.sc
>  - at some point in the future, when all URLs redirect to image.sc,
> we’ll shut off lists.openmicroscopy.org.uk
> In other words, you are welcome to start using the image.sc forums
> right now. And as a part of that image.sc community, you should feel
> comfortable creating whatever tags you feel are appropriate. Plus, the
> Discourse platform has a number of configuration options that we think
> will make using it preferable to the mailing lists(not to mention
> there is also an app for both Android [5] as well as iOS [6]).
> If you have any concerns, you can let us know either by mail or on the
> related image.sc thread:
>   https://forum.image.sc/t/migration-of-ome-phpbb-forums-and-mailing-lists/25817
> For the OME team, though, having the mailing lists hosted externally
> on a more modern and secure platform means we have more time to spend
> answering your questions. We also hope that using forum.image.sc is
> both more enjoyable and facilitates chats with the wider imaging
> community.
> All the best,
> ~Josh
> P.S. a similar announcement was sent recently to the forums
> (https://www.openmicroscopy.org/community/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=8743)
> where new threads are now no longer possible.
> [1] https://www.openmicroscopy.org/community/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=8646
> [2] https://forum.image.sc/tags/bio-formats
> [3] https://forum.image.sc/tags/omero
> [4] https://forum.image.sc/tags/omero-figure
> [5] https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.discourse&hl=en
> [6] https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discourse-hub/id1173672076?mt=8

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