[Mageia-discuss] Mailinglist woes, Old messages released

Romain d'Alverny rdalverny at gmail.com
Tue Jun 12 14:00:18 CEST 2012

On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 12:29 PM, Anne Wilson <annew at kde.org> wrote:
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> On 11/06/12 19:31, Romain d'Alverny wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 7:57 PM, AL13N <alien at rmail.be> wrote:
>>> afaik there was a way to assign some people the task of
>>> moderating them for each mailing list independantly.
>>> perhaps we could assign this task to all team-leaders for their
>>> mailing lists, and possibly they can defer this to someone else.
>> I can tell for my own case (admin for -web, -marketing and
>> -artwork). Mailman "usability" is part of the problem here. I used
>> to moderate at the start, and after some time, I just considered
>> filtered mail to be rejected/ignored by default, leaving to the
>> sender the effort to figure out how to subscribe and post to the
>> list.
>> The default should be that: mailing from outside the list should
>> be allowed,
> That would cause an awful lot of spam messages

I'm not talking about spam. This gets already filtered before and
maybe there has been one or two in two years that went as far as
waiting for moderation. About the rest, it's about 20/30 messages a
year at most.

> or moderating an incoming message should be dead easy (such
>> as activating a link + confirm).
> I moderate some KDE lists on mailman, and find it quite easy.  I get
> email alerts when messages need moderation, and the emails even give
> me a preview of the beginning of the message.  If that's not happening
> on Mageia lists I suspect that a setting needs changing somewhere.

It has the preview too. But, it requires you to login again into the
admin interface, for each separate list you moderate. And yes, that's
one step too much in the process, because the action is not "yes, I
want to log in the admin web interface, where/what is the password,
which message is it in the list" but only "yes, this message is good
to go". That's a little annoyance too much for me (sympa, on the other
hand, is friendly here, as it provides you with direct email commands
to accept/reject a message).

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