List Removal Requests

Our policy is not to remove list archives, and this process complies with that policy. Removing a list does not remove its archives.

Requestor

A request to remove a mailing list may only come from the current list administrator(s), and generally for the following reasons:

  • List is no longer being used or has been inactive for some time.
  • Project is no longer valid or is obsolete.
  • Project has merged with another project or mailing list has migrated elsewhere.

Requesting the removal of your list is as easy as mailing mailman@gnome.org with your request.

Sysadmin

In the situation where there is a request to remove an obsolete mailing list, following this procedure:

  1. Verify that the above requirements are met (ie; request is from list maintainer, list is inactive, etc).
  2. Log onto restaurant

  3. Run: sudo -u mailman /usr/lib/mailman/bin/rmlist listname (listname only, not @gnome.org)

  4. You're done.

Results

  • The deleted list will no longer show up on the GNOME mailing lists page.

  • The list title and access to archives will be migrated (via cron) to the Obsolete section of the list archives page.


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Sysadmin/MailingLists/MailingListRemoval (last edited 2014-01-05 15:25:43 by AndreaVeri)