as mentioned, we (thanks, Tyler!) now activated the automatic forwarding from the mailing list to the new forum. A few things to keep in mind during the transition:
Every email on the mailing list will create a discussion on the forum so that the conversation can happen on either platform. Answers on the forum will unfortunately not be forwarded to the mailing list to prevent mails bouncing back and forth between the platforms (complicated solutions to this have been considered and we opted for the simple way out). We encourage you to use the forum as much as possible, but keep in mind that users who are exclusively subscribed to the mailing list will not see your reply until they transition to the forum.
Every email on the mailing list will generate an auto-reply to the sender that explains the transition.
We currently plan to keep the mailing list active until the end of October and switch off the delivery of emails by Oct 31st. It will still send the auto-reply afterwards to let everyone know about the change. Of course if we discover severe problems with the forum this date could be extended.
Do not forget after you signed up for the forum to click on the ASPECT category, and set it to ‘Watching’ or at least ‘Watching first post’. Otherwise you will not be notified about new discussions. You can change this setting by clicking on the little circle next to the ‘New Topic’ button on the top right, above the list of all ASPECT topics.
Looking forward to seeing you on the forum.