MailingLists

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There are several mailing lists available for PmWiki.

[ pmwiki-users ]
This is a great resource where a very helpful group of people will answer questions and discuss PmWiki development. As of 2016, traffic is around 20-40 messages a month.
If you ask a question on the list and it doesn't get answered, don't feel let down. Just ask it again. It probably slipped by unnoticed.
[ pmwiki-users-de ]
A mailing list for german-speaking users of PmWiki. Archived at
[ pmwiki-users-es ]
Lista de usuarios PmWiki en Español.
[ pmwiki-users-fr ]
A mailing list for french-speaking users of PmWiki.
[ pmwiki-devel ]
This list was created to lower the traffic on pmwiki-users, it focuses on discussions surrounding code development for PmWiki (both core and recipe development).
[ pmwiki-announce ]
Announcements of new version releases and urgent information, about 1-2 messages per month. If you use PmWiki in a production environment, this low-volume list is highly recommended. The archive is at:

Suggestions:

  • If you reply to a digest message, please remove the messages irrelevant to your reply before sending it back to the list.
    • It's also helpful to change "Re: pmwiki-users Digest, Vol [...]" to "Re: [the original subject]" because some mail programs determine threads based on the subject.
  • If you address a reply to a single list member, please take the [pmwiki-users] off the subject line, or it's possible for your message to get lost in the mailing list traffic. Many people filter list traffic to a separate mailbox.
  • If you ask a question, you should disable "digest" mode, this way you'll receive the replies as soon as people post them, and you could follow-up. In digest mode you might receive the replies a week or two later.

Changing mail list settings

Here are some tips regarding changing the mailing list settings:

  • Logging in...
    • First go to https://www.pmichaud.com/mailman/listinfo/pmwiki-users and enter your e-mail address in the field at the bottom of the page, to the left of the button Unsubscribe or edit options.
    • Next you need to enter your password. As you've probably forgotten this, use the button Remind at the bottom of the page to get a new password.
    • Finally enter the password you should get momentarily via e-mail.
  • You can directly go to the options web page through a URI such as the following:
https://www.pmichaud.com/mailman/options/pmwiki-users/<user>%40<domain>
where <user> is everything before the @ in an e-mail address, and <domain> is everything after ( For those who wonder, the %40 in the URI just stands for '@'.

Newsgroups (NNTP)

You may be interested, that the lists are also accessible as newsgroups.

The NNTP server is:

The pmwiki groups are:

  • gmane.comp.web.wiki.pmwiki.user
  • gmane.comp.web.wiki.pmwiki.announce
  • gmane.comp.web.wiki.pmwiki.user.de
  • gmane.comp.web.wiki.pmwiki.user.es
  • gmane.comp.web.wiki.pmwiki.user.fr
  • gmane.comp.web.wiki.pmwiki.devel

Gmane

If you find a dead link to the PmWiki user groups at Gmane, it is now possible to look for the reference, at https://www.pmwiki.org/search-ml.php and find your answers and/or update the documentation.

You may have to use the WayBack machine to search by the original URL.

This is a basic and quite fast search function for messages in the [pmwiki-users] and [pmwiki-devel] mailing lists.

Gmane was a searchable mailing list archive that we used extensively to find information or older discussions, and we also linked to it a lot both in the documentation and in our everyday messages. It disappeared in 2016 and was only partially restored, so most of the links to it do not work anymore.

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