I have a several ideas for features that may be of interest. Their
implementation would certainly be to my benefit. I've listed them below.
FYI, I'm testing out Mailman as a replacement for my campus' existing
Majordomo setup. If I can just get a few issued resolved, I think the transition will go easily.
part of their e-mail address in the subscriber list instead of the whole thing (regardless of the @->" at " conversion).
list in question, please add another radio-button option for "Conceal yourself from subscriber list?" if the list's subscriber list can be seen by the list members or the public. I'm somewhat of an anti-spam nut so I don't like having my e-mail address publically visible in any form.
gatewaying for the whole system and/or for selected lists. (I've got some list admins that want to use this, but I *really* don't want to see that kind of traffic on my server. Not to mention the liability issues...)
large lists to limit the display of user options to X number of users per page. It's a killer to try to admin large lists from slow machines with limited memory. (ex, took me a long time and a lot of swapping to load the page for a 3000 member list)
addresses he/she posts from other than their subscription address. (For example, my campus has a mail aliasing system so that all public addresses have the form "email@example.com" or similar. But the address they post from may be "firstname.lastname@example.org" or similar. This becomes a problem for lists that have member_posting_only turned on.)
as defaults when creating new lists. For instance, on our campus, we have a form that prospective list owners fill out to request a new list. On this form, we have the following options for them to "check" that determine how their list is initially setup.:
Archived list (Duh) Closed list (Subscriptions requests must be approved list list owner. Otherwise list is "Open" and anyone may subscribe.) Secured list (Only list members may post to the list) Moderated list (list owner must approve all posts to the list) Announcement (List will be used for outgoing announcements only. Implies moderated and secured.)
I don't mind creating files with all of the configuration options and their default config values. I just need a snippet of code to read the values in and use those as defaults when creating the list. And then, perhaps if I combined that with #7 below, I could get it to automatically import the configuration of a previous majordomo list... (I don't know how either of these would work with the idea to create lists from a site admin page, tho. Perhaps the site admin could choose from a pull-down menu of option pre-sets or pre-existing majordomo lists when creating a mailman list?)
an existing Majordomo 1.94 config file and update the corrosponding values in a Mailman list's config db, I'd be ever so greatful to get a copy. This would make transitioning to mailman *so* much easier than having to do each list by hand through the web interface.
The <body> tag is not currently setup right for error pages.
Please build-in the option for individual list owners to filter binary
attachments. (I think something like this is already in the works, but I'd like it to be a per-list option settable by the list owner.)
implelement a link for users to reply to posts in an archive by using a mailto: URL to open up a mailer window from their browser. Or perhaps make this optional on a per-list basis. (Note: this might break threading if a specific "In-Reply-to" header can't be added)
in threaded view: (a) add links at the bottom of each post to go back to the previous thread and forward to the next. (b) perhaps setup a mode where a user could see all the threads expanded on one page (as it is now) or see all the thread titles on one page and clicking them expands the thread into a new page.
Lastly, I'd like to note that, while I understand most of what's
going on in the code, I don't have time ATM to sit down and really learn Python. Hence, I don't have the expertise to go about making most of these modifications myself. I do, however, plan to sit down and learn Python as well as possible over the holiday break. So perhaps I can pitch in directly during the new year.
Thank-you for your attention. I look forward to hearing from anyone
who can help! ;-)
~ Rick Niess ~
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