Joshua Cranmer writes:
How to solve that? The only possibility I could think of uses the filter mechanism of the available newsgroups. The clients could supply a regexp like filter. I would implement a mechanism, that shows unadvertized lists with an archive only if the supplied filter is
-> unadvertized public lists
equal to the newsgroup name. Any other idea?
I think that's the closest match to the current behavior of Pipermail archives. But that is implementation-specific. Is that desirable behavior? I think it would be a good idea to discuss the specification with the HyperKitty folks, and on the Mailman Users list as well.
You could enable the newsgroups only if a user has authenticated.
That doesn't correspond well to Pipermail behavior (where users authenticate to a specific private list), and therefore would be surprising. That's not to say it's a bad idea, just that I think this is one case where we should at least discuss it with a broad group of users and admins, and not just developers.