Having discussion forums on our list which are not used by the relevant communities (or there is no such community) is bad in several ways – it makes the list longer and more daunting, and can lead people astray when looking for the right place to ask a question or make an announcement.
I’ve been through the list recently, and the following discussion forums seem to me to be dead. Please let me know if you disagree, or if you know of more which need to be on the list. Once we have a good list, I will post in each of them to invite final objections, and then have them removed.
|mozilla.web-developers.general||3 messages in 6 months|
|mozilla.dev.ajax||1 message in 3 months|
|mozilla.dev.apps.minimo||Superceded by mozilla.dev.platforms.mobile|
|mozilla.dev.general.it||3 messages in 6 months|
|mozilla.dev.web-development||Not much activity|
|mozilla.support.screenshots||Moderator: “there hasn’t been a post in the group (other than my own) for several months now.”|
|mozilla.community.mozpad||4 messages in 6 months|
|mozilla.community.enterprise||4 messages in 6 months|
|mozilla.dev.apps.camino||2 messages in 6 months, both of them from me; the Camino community is thriving, but elsewhere|
|mozilla.dev.apps.other||None since 2007|
|mozilla.support.mozilla-suite||Suite is dead; group contains only misdirected SeaMonkey questions|
What are the lessons here? Make sure there’s demand for a group before setting one up, and don’t create groups just because you wish that there was a community to live in them :-)