Thu 14 Apr 2016 5:46AM

Contact email address

PP Pirate Praveen Public Seen by 504

We need an email address to be give to people. It would be better to have this as a mailing list so its easy to share this with multiple people. It would have been nice if loomio had this option, but loomio does not support it.

I suggest we create a private group at and set our mx records to disroot. I'm going to request let me know who wants to be in the list.

Disroot is community run and we have good relations with them. There are other community run services like or, but they may not be willing to give domain. Another option might be to run our own discourse instance. But we'll need some volunteers to maintain it.


Poll Created Tue 25 Oct 2016 5:09AM

Use for email on our domain Closed Tue 1 Nov 2016 5:01AM

Our current email address indianpirates at does not look good (people may not take us seriously). If we use an email address on our own domain, that makes it much better.

Some of us (me, @balasankarchelamat , @tvm , Fayad and some more friends) run an email service on a cost sharing basis. We can point domain to mail server. We will need it even if we run our own loomio instance as well. Cost comes around 365 rupees per year, we can ask for sponsorship like we do for our domain.


Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 75.0% 3 PV PB PP
Abstain 25.0% 1 RD
Disagree 0.0% 0  
Block 0.0% 0  

4 of 19 people have participated (21%)


Pirate Praveen
Tue 25 Oct 2016 5:10AM

Yes, this is a good thing to do.


Raju Devidas
Sat 29 Oct 2016 7:35AM

Using an e-mail domain of our own may look good, but using any of the privacy aware email-id providers like riseup, autistici or disroot should be fine as well. We should definitely switch from to a privacy respecting e-mail id provider.


Pirate Praveen Mon 5 Dec 2016 1:44PM

@karthikeyanak just blocking other people volunteering to do the work and not even bothering to answer for clarification is not a good way of collaborating.

@ambadyanands we can go ahead with hosting our own loomio if you are volunteering as Karthikeyan seems not interested in a discussion, even after making a direct phone call.d


Pirate Bady Thu 8 Dec 2016 9:45PM

okay, since it's not a "block" vote i think we can continue with the proposal. imo to avoid such issues in the future we should clearly state the difference(s) between a "disagree" vote and "block" vote. we should also arrive at a mutual understanding regarding how to prevent possible misuse(s) of "block" vote.


Pirate Praveen Wed 12 Jul 2017 7:01AM

Now we have hit the limit of Free plan, they have made creating sub groups a gold feature ($19 per month). So we got to self host loomio now.


Pirate Praveen Thu 5 Mar 2020 4:48PM

Now FSCI has a loomio instance (some of our members are also part of the team that set this up @Bady @Akhil ) so we can switch to this instance and continue enjoying all the features without any limitations. We have also seen some groups forced to upgrade to paid hosting so we don't know how long our free hosting will last.