On Tuesday 16 July 2002 11:09, Bob Weissman wrote:
This is a linguistic subtlety in the English version of Mailman.
In my own Mailman 2.0.11 installation, I've scoured the sources for user-visible strings and changed "member" to "subscriber" everywhere I thought it was important. I would like to suggest this become an official terminology change for future versions of Mailman.
I'd like to reinforce the point. When posts to my lists from dues-paying members are rejected because they are from "non-members" it raises some hackles. The distinction between a member of the organization and a subscriber to one of the organization's lists needs to be clear. I'm also eagerly awaiting the capability mentioned in a previous thread to summarily reject (or simply ignore) posts from non-subscribers to a subscribers-only list instead of requiring the list administrator to reject them.