[Bioc-devel] Please help us try out our new support site!

Henrik Bengtsson hb at biostat.ucsf.edu
Tue Aug 19 00:33:35 CEST 2014

Interesting move.

On Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 12:15 PM, Marc Carlson <mcarlson at fhcrc.org> wrote:
> Hello!
> This is a message to announce the beta test for our new support site.
> We hope to replace the regular Bioconductor mailing list with this
> site soon and we have imported the past 11+ years of mailing list
> discussion into this new site.  If you would like to help us test it
> out you can do that by logging in here:
> https://support.bioconductor.org
> For those of you who have posted to the bioconductor mailing list
> before, you will probably want to recover your well earned reputation
> from previous posts and answers.  To do that you will need to scroll
> to the bottom of the log in page and click the link that says 'Forgot
> Password?'.  This should get you started with your mailing list email
> address which will already be linked to your previous posts.

Since someone else is going to ask the same: What if you've used
multiple addresses in the past, e.g. I seem to have 3+ user accounts
in my name. Can they be merged?


> And if you have never posted, then you can start a new account from
> that same page.
> As you explore the beta, you may come across things that you would
> like to see changed or that you feel are not working right.  This site
> is based on a fork of Biostars, and we ask that you please post such
> questions to our github repository for this:
> https://github.com/Bioconductor/support.bioconductor.org/issues
> We aspire to switch over to this new site in early September, but we are
> leaving the schedule flexible depending on how well the beta site
> works.  Also: please note that posts made to the new site during the
> beta will dissappear after the test period.  We want you to help us
> test it, but this is not the live deployment phase quite yet.
> I expect there will probably be some other questions about this big
> transition. So please ask them as needed and we will try to answer
> them the best we can.
>   Marc
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