I’m all for the KISS (keep it simple stupid) approach and
that’s why I created only a few forums/subforums. But I would like
to try to keep the format such that threads are threads wherever they are
posted. At this point I am only using a gmail address and haven’t even
set up mail at the domain. I assume that would require Igor to point a mail
entry to the server, or setting it up on a separate domain.
As for the archives, I can make one forum for them. So anything
posted before whatever date goes in there.
Is there any way to syndicate mailing list posts
as RSS? Those I can import.
If Igor simply doesnt have time
to make something centrally with the list backend but can specify how its
stored, I would be willing to write some script or other to parse it and output
the necessary RSS for importing everything (except for subscribe, unsubscribe,
Alternatively, for external solutions, I might have some time to build a
scraper that pulls from MARC.info or something and builds an RSS feed for you
to import out of the old threads. For current stuff, we'd probably want
something posting (on the backend) that is subscribed to the list directly and
reading its mbox.
Of course that's for the simple case of just dumping them to a single
subforum. Are we going to try to do complete replication? I mean
post all forum posts to the list and then therefore maintain replies between
them, or just a one-to-one subforum? I am for the one-to-one mapping
based on a love for simple machines, and that it's easy to decouple the forum
and mailing list if necessary.