On May 20, 2013, at 11:31 AM, varun sharma wrote:
So, I think the overlapping vacation may be handled in two ways:
- Follow up the procedure as written above , i.e: If there are multiple
moderators going on vacation for same span of time, then the tasks will remain pending in their ToDo list .During vacations, they can login to the postorius and see their pending tasks, but there won't be any email notifications about the pending tasks during the vacation period. But there will be no mailing list delivery.
That's okay. The requests will just pile up until some moderator comes back from vacation and chooses to process them. Really, this isn't much different from today's state of affairs :).
- Second option as it came to my mind after you mentioned this case is
that, the last moderator(assuming all other moderators have already set thier "on vacation" mode without digests) going on vacation will not be allowed to completely opt-out of emails. As steve suggested, we can provide a digest mode for notifications also. So the last moderator going on vacation will have to choose "digest" mode for notifications as well as mailing list mail delivery if he want to go on vacation :)
I don't think we'd need to do that. It's worse if say all the moderators "unsubscribe" from their moderation roles. Then there really is no one to take care of things. But if everyone goes on vacation, the list should carry on just fine in their absence except that when their vacation stop expires, the daily notifications will start up again, and hopefully they'll take care of whatever is still pending.
There's one caveat: pending requests can expire and be auto-discarded. We may want to rethink that in light of vacation stops for moderators.