Potential disruption to mailing list

Steve Meyers steve at plug.org
Mon Feb 24 14:49:29 MST 2020


Gitlab Pages sounds like a good option. I'd forgotten about that. We
currently have a little script that runs via cron to get the latest info
from Meetup, It looks like that could be integrated using scheduled CI.

Thanks!
Steve


On Mon, Feb 24, 2020 at 2:23 PM Michael Holley <
mailinglists at michaelholley.us> wrote:

> Well if we have to move away anyway I have an idea of how to maintain our
> site, once we gain access to the domain again.
>
> 1. Move our website over to a Gitlab Pages (a static site on a branch of a
> repo). This gives more interactions as a place people can suggest topics
> and post slides/notes/videos of past presentations.
> gitlab.com/provo-linux-user-group
> 2. Move all communication that was done via the Mailinglist over to the
> Telegram group. t.me/joinchat/DKUwX0sHch1DXKNL4fmCnA
>
> Once we gain access to the domain, which I think someone in the Telegram
> group works with Ryan Simpkins, I’ll check, we can add the president to the
> account, or move the domain to it’s own account and make sure the current
> president is an admin for both the DNS and Gitlab project. Just some
> thoughts.
>
>
>
> On February 24, 2020 at 11:01:19 AM, Steve Meyers (steve at plug.org) wrote:
>
> Bluehost has been kindly providing a server for PLUG for many years.
> Yesterday, I received an email from them saying that the server will be
> shut down on Thursday if we don't pay the $150 that is due for this
> month.
> I assume it would be $150 per month after that. Obviously, that's not an
> option.
>
> Unfortunately, the person who was our contact at Bluehost (Jared Smith)
> is
> no longer working there. To compound the issue, the domain is owned by
> Ryan
> Simpkins, who I haven't had contact with in several years, so even if I
> set
> up a new server, I would not have a way to point the DNS at it.
>
> I will make sure we have a full backup of the mailing list before
> Thursday,
> and hope for the best from there. I'm sure this will all get worked out
> one
> way or another, but I'm not sure it will happen by Thursday.
>
> Thanks!
> Steve
>
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