Time to close down mozilla.support.accessibility?

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Chris Ilias

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Sep 9, 2011, 9:02:36 PM9/9/11
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This newsgroup gets extremely little traffic, and I think the traffic
can be moved to the respective support newsgroups
(mozilla.support.firefox, mozilla.support.thunderbird,
mozilla.support.calendar, mozilla.support.seamonkey, and
mozilla.support.other).

Does anyone have objections to closing down this newsgroup?

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Richard Owlett

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Sep 10, 2011, 8:02:05 AM9/10/11
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Chris Ilias wrote:
> This newsgroup gets extremely little traffic, and I think the
> traffic can be moved to the respective support newsgroups
> (mozilla.support.firefox, mozilla.support.thunderbird,
> mozilla.support.calendar, mozilla.support.seamonkey, and
> mozilla.support.other).
>
> Does anyone have objections to closing down this newsgroup?
>

I see the low volume as a possible advantage. This list has a very
good signal-to-noise ratio. I have found it useful to be able ask
questions on a forum where "accessibility" is the prime focus.

I am not a developer nor a programmer. But I've have been asked to
assist an acquaintance who was legally blind due to macular(sp?)
degeneration and manual dexterity problems related to damage from
diabetes. This list was very useful.

I've not been active lately as one has moved away and the other died
several years ago. I may be doing more as the local independent
living organization is reorganizing/revitalizing their volunteer
program. I'm in RURAL SW Missouri, there has been little emphasis
here on technological aids. The local need has been seen as physical
access (ramps, grab bars etc) and social services.

Chris Ilias

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Sep 16, 2011, 6:56:24 PM9/16/11
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On 11-09-10 8:02 AM, Richard Owlett wrote:
> Chris Ilias wrote:
>
>> Does anyone have objections to closing down this newsgroup?
>
> I see the low volume as a possible advantage. This list has a very good
> signal-to-noise ratio. I have found it useful to be able ask questions
> on a forum where "accessibility" is the prime focus.

Okay, I won't close this newsgroup.

Chris Ilias

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Sep 2, 2012, 8:30:55 PM9/2/12
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On 11-09-10 8:02 AM, Richard Owlett wrote:
Sorry Richard, but since this thread, almost all posts in this newsgroup
have been spam. The couple of exceptions are posts that belong in other
support newsgroups.

I've decided to close this newsgroup.
The bug number is: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=787849
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