Misc #13329

Creating a German ruby mailinglist on

Added by Quintus (Marvin Gülker) about 3 years ago. Updated almost 3 years ago.



Hi everyone,

I have emailed and opened a ticket on the website's GitHub repo without a reply, so I'll try it here again. The main German Ruby forum goes out of service due to lack of someone willing to do the maintenance administration and we're discussing switching to a mailinglist which causes much less maintenance effort than a phpBB forum or generally any web forum software. There are ruby-talk, ruby-list, and ruby-fr (amongst others) hosted on already, so I think it is natural to ask whether it's possible to add a ruby-de list to and give the configuration privileges to the existing moderators of the German ruby forum (FYI, I am one of them).

Since the concern has been voiced whether it's likely to get a spam problem, I'd like to ask whether anti-spam efforts are made for the lists on As a subscriber of Ruby-Talk I have rarely seen spam on the list, but it is good to know anyway.

I have been told that the mailinglist infrastructure falls into shugo's responsibility, so I assign this ticket to him.

Any reply, positive or negative, is appreciated.

Updated by duerst (Martin Dürst) about 3 years ago

I'm ready to help out managing the new list if this helps with it's creation.

The existence of ruby-fr is an interesting precedent, but I'd like to note that says: "No messages have been posted to this list yet, so the archives are currently empty.".

Updated by Quintus (Marvin Gülker) about 3 years ago

I would appreciate it if there could at least be an indication as to whether this is possible or not. Because otherwise we're going to use a different mailinglist host (which I would find unfitting, but we need to go forward at some point).

Thank you Martin for your offer. You might want to participate in the discussion on the forum and re-post it there so everyone sees it.


Updated by hsbt (Hiroshi SHIBATA) about 3 years ago

  • Assignee changed from shugo (Shugo Maeda) to hsbt (Hiroshi SHIBATA)
  • Status changed from Open to Assigned

Hello, I'm one of administrators of
I'm ok to create German mailing list on

Can you give the address list for initial members?
Please send it to hsbt at

Updated by Quintus (Marvin Gülker) about 3 years ago

I'm ok to create German mailing list on

Great! Thank you very much!

Can you give the address list for initial members?

I have just sent you a list of the current moderators of the German Ruby forum with email addresses. These people should receive configuration/moderation access on the new list.

Again, thank you!

Updated by Quintus (Marvin Gülker) almost 3 years ago

What's the current status? Can you give an ETA as to when you are able to create the list?


Updated by hsbt (Hiroshi SHIBATA) almost 3 years ago

I had no time to create this list last week. Please wait a few days.
(NOTE; I'm NOT a full time open source developer. )

Updated by hsbt (Hiroshi SHIBATA) almost 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Closed

I created German mailing list and added initial moderators to it list provided by Quintus.

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