Suggestion: have a warning on the service itself if it's going to be decommissioned

There seemed to be nothing different on Ethercalc on 1st of April a few days before it’s closure.

Maybe a banner can be tricky to implement on some services, so here is a hopefully lightweight idea: Move the service to another temporary subdomain and have the original domain display a closure message with a link to the new temporary location of the service. That way there should be no way to miss that the service is going to close in the last months.

We have run a poll about closure few months before (announced in blogpost, fedi post and mail newsletter). We announced closure of the service 3 months beofre via blog, fedi, newsletter and we have kept the information on the banner on the front page of ethercalc and on our website. I think we could not make it anymore obvious. Additionally, after closing in March 1st due to not everyone managed to backup their calcs, we reopened if for a month extra. I think we kind of did everything possible to inform users about closure and to give enough time to move to other instance or to cryptpad.

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On 4/15/22 12:54 AM, tuxayo via Disroot - Forum wrote:

tuxayo
April 14

There seemed to be nothing different on Ethercalc on 1st of April a few days before it’s closure.

Maybe a banner can be tricky to implement on some services, so here is a hopefully lightweight idea: Move the service to another temporary subdomain and have the original domain display a closure message with a link to the new temporary location of the service. That way there should be no way to miss that the service is going to close in the last months.


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