What will happen to the mailing lists and list archives when forums.atlassian.com goes into read-only mode?

As of June 29, 2011, the following page states:


"To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the Confluence-user Archives."

The link "Confluence-user Archives" goes to forums.atlassian.com, which is going into read-only mode in July 2011 from what I've been told. As of June 29, 2011, there is a note at the top of each page in the forums: "The forums are moving! This site will be live for another week, after which all discussions will need to take place on answers.atlassian.com. Please set your bookmark for the new site and give Atlassian Answers a try."

The Atlassian mailing lists will stay online even after the forums go into read-only mode in July 2011, correct?

Where will new messages be archived, since the old ones were archived in forums.atlassian.com?

Are the mailing lists going to be kept online for the foreseeable future? If there is a rough date for them to be taken offline, what date would that be?

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I think that the answer to this is that forums will continue to be updated via the mailing-list, but people won't be able to post to the forums without using the mailing list. Now that the forums have shutdown, I still see new threads showing up in the forums from the mailing list, so I assume that is what is going on. And, I assume there are no plans to remove the forums or the mailing lists, because some have complained that they only have access via email and restricted or no access to answers.atlassian.com.

Ah, um, no, you can still post via the front end. I've raised it with Atlassian, but they're tinkering with Jira at the moment, so I can't refer you to the issue I raised (summary of response was "oh, oops, we'll look into it")

As of 7/13/2011, forums.atlassian.com now reads: "The forums are read only! All new discussions will need to take place on answers.atlassian.com. These forums will remain available as a read only resource. See the Answers FAQ for more information."

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