[Mailman-Developers] On allowing any list member to be an email moderator
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Sun Jan 1 19:51:26 CET 2006
At 3:48 AM -0500 2006-01-01, Robby Griffin wrote:
> Here's what I've done for somewhat unrelated reasons:
> - patch bin/discard to support rejecting held messages
> and providing rejection comments.
> - add a cron job that rejects held messages older than 10 days,
> with the following comment:
> "Your message was automatically rejected after being on hold too
> long without moderator action."
I like both of these modifications. Have you already submitted
patches for them to SourceForge? If not, could I talk you into doing
I'd certainly like to apply these modifications to the other site
I help administer, and I'd like to talk to Barry about incorporating
these features on python.org.
> If I had this to do over, I would probably say the timeout and
> action (discard, reject with configurable comment, approve) for
> expiring held messages ought to be configurable sitewide and/or
> per-list rather than hardwired in a cron job.
Agreed. But I would think that this would be a relatively minor
enhancement over the original modification.
> I would also want to consider the relationship of any such
> configuration with mm_cfg.PENDING_REQUEST_LIFE. It appears that
> some subscription requests and confirmation cookies for held posts
> may already expire on their own schedule, and that the rationale
> for this might inform the design of held message expiration.
That's also a good idea.
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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