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Post Posted September 21st, 2019, 2:36 pm

grahamperrin wrote:Thanks, and for people who may be unaware of this:

https://discourse.mozilla.org/

The SUMO I mentioned is the acronym for SUpport.Mozilla.Org which is a first search engines results for Mozilla forums and Firefox forums.

Are you thinking people can go discourse.mozilla.org for support of Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey ?

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Post Posted September 21st, 2019, 2:38 pm

Thank you.

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Post Posted September 21st, 2019, 2:58 pm

Jason,

Thanks for the last 17 years. I have been pleasantly surprised that the MozillaZine fora has lasted this long, I fully expected it to die off after Mozilla opened SUMO 12 years ago. The lack of the internal link inside the Help menu item of Firefox could have been the beginning of the end, but the fine support contributors here and the depth of their knowledge with Firefox, SeaMonkey, and Thunderbird has kept the MozillaZine fora going this long.

That said, perhaps the "solution" posted by Frank Lion about OSL Managed Hosting could be considered, rather than locking MozillaZine fora as an archive?

And BTW, SUMO is slowly withering away "as we speak". Some days SUMO gets more complaints about the format of their "fora" as the primary reason for Firefox users to sign up than SUMO gets actual support questions, what with the lengthy route for a new user to actually request support for their Firefox questions.
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Post Posted September 21st, 2019, 3:36 pm

Thanks mate I've learned a lot for the fifteen years I been around here.
Hate to see it go away. Good luck! =D>

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Post Posted September 21st, 2019, 4:07 pm

Its going to be a sad day when it closes as I have made some lifelong friends through the forums and basically like many old timers Mozillazine is pretty much the first site opened in the morning. Thanks to all the Mods and Kerz been a hell of a ride

One thing I would ask Kerz if its possible and that is to give 24 hours notice so we can say our goodbyes
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Post Posted September 21st, 2019, 4:13 pm

Yikes! This is terrible news :(

Happy to have been a part of this community; I hope my days as changelog keeper will be fondly remembered :mrgreen:

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Post Posted September 21st, 2019, 4:38 pm

Frank's suggestion of using OSL's managed hosting makes a lot of sense. Kerz has been extremely hands off most of the time. We could get by with an admin that mainly just chose replacement moderators as needed. I wish he had discussed his plans beforehand with the moderators.

I'll miss this community.

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Post Posted September 21st, 2019, 5:24 pm

Yes the OSL managed hosting could be a really good option.

This forums has been a HUGE help with the Nightly builds in Firefox Builds in tracking changelog and bugs and for the SeaMonkey community to have a place to get help. At least Mozilla has been generous in giving a place on SUMO at support.mozilla.org for Thunderbird users for over five years (since February 21 2014) even though Thunderbird was not a Mozilla product now.

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Post Posted September 21st, 2019, 7:43 pm

Oh well so sad to read this. I've been absent for a couple of years (yes because life after university takes time). This was my first forum ever and also where I enjoyed the most to read and post.

Let's hope the alternative Frank posted is viable, otherwise I'll be lurking on Reedit (I rather Reddit than SUMO).

P.S. Thanks to all the team supporting these forums for the last 17 years!
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Post Posted September 21st, 2019, 8:42 pm

I wanted to thank you all for your help over the years. I'm hoping that a solution arrives that will keep the forums alive.

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Post Posted September 21st, 2019, 11:33 pm

:(
Still, any way to keep forums running?

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Post Posted September 22nd, 2019, 1:07 am

I'm not active on this forum but I've linked to and consulted your wiki an immense number of times. Thank you for so many years of free service.

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Post Posted September 22nd, 2019, 4:20 am

Sorry to hear this. Thank you, Kerz.

I'll monitor this thread to see if it gets switched over to OSL managed hosting.
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Post Posted September 22nd, 2019, 4:32 am

tanstaafl wrote:Frank's suggestion of using OSL's managed hosting makes a lot of sense. Kerz has been extremely hands off most of the time. We could get by with an admin that mainly just chose replacement moderators as needed. I wish he had discussed his plans beforehand with the moderators.

I'll miss this community.


I'll second tanstaafl's comments. The board could continue with minimal admin involvement and OSL's managed hosting could be a reasonable alternative to shutting things down. Perhaps give that a try for a time before making a final decision.

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Post Posted September 22nd, 2019, 10:43 am

This forum helped me a lot.
And thank you for the maintenance for a really long time.

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