This installation of Discourse is a pilot to test. Your data belong to you. You can download your own posts and replies from your user page. Maybe you like an archive of all posts. You can download all posts from the wikimedia-l category from https://discourse.wmflabs.org/exports/. This is a labs project and I don’t promise anything will be kept here for long. Expect things to change.
The wikimedia-l mailing list can also be accessed as a newsgroup, for example at http://news.gmane.org/gmane.org.wikimedia.foundation. Some people have asked for synchronization between the wikimedia-l mailing list and the wikimedia-l category here, which is discussed at Synchronization. Setting up a sync will require some research and experimentation. The mailing list to newsgroup bridge might serve as a model. Austin Hair volunteered to look into this.
The number of people signing up for an account here is slowly growing. On this special day, spread the love.