I know you are not going to like this answer... With the exception of the DocMan option, this was already done, we have emailed project admins on several occasions informing of the impending move, then emailed again offering assistance to those that needed it and then emailed them again..... The old was/has been left running as long as feasible, however that part of things is out of our control as it was not managed by the Joomla! teams directly.
Circumstances did not permit deep and meaningful discussion, with the old forge down-time, it was was determined that the best thing to do was to resolve the immediate issue, whilst informing everyone if what was going on and providing assistance where possible.
Sorry about this, bit there is a limit to what can/could be done with the resources and in the time-frames available, as for the current status of the old forge, I say again, this system was never, and is not now, under the control of the Joomla! teams. Best I can offer you at the moment.....
Suggestion to RussW
- send out email to developers again... informing them again of the intended move
- maybe in the meantime setup DOCMAN, to manage all the things we cannot access, until the developers move to the new system
- remind the developers again
- try a 3rd reminder, then kill the old URL and site
I think that would be enough time.... this move has not been the best of ideas...
if this was a community effort, why then did the Joomla Team not consult the developers, before the move ?
anyway, please get the other forge up so docs can be salvaged...