On Tuesday, December 27, 2011 10:53:56 PM UTC+3, RunThePun wrote:
On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 7:01 PM, anatoly techtonik <tech...@gmail.com> wrote:
As you may know, the python-ideas list is opened only to subscribers. This is inconvenient, because:
1. it requires three step subscription process
2. it is impossible to post a reply to existing thread/idea

There is a web-interface in Google Groups at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/python-ideas that can solve problems above and provide some more nifty features such as embedded search.  But there comes another problem that messages posted through the group doesn't end in list, because list requires subscription.  I've already tried to find a solution, but run out of time, so I summarized the proposal at http://wiki.python.org/moin/MailmanWithGoogleGroups

I may or may not be able to publish outcomes of my research, so it would be nice to get some help in investigating the problem and publishing a solution on aforementioned wiki page. Thanks.




Concerning the search problem I've used google queries as such:

    list comprehensions site:http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-ideas/

I agree that having a "nosey" or "star" feature like issue trackers could be nice, though I'm not sure Google Groups is the most modern infrastructure to solve all our problems. I remember hearing that open google groups get a lot of spam for example.

Over last six months I found only 3 spam messages sent from https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/python-ideas and for some reason I think that my mailbox filter would be smart enough to put them into appropriate folder even they came from Mailman.

Maybe mailman can be improved?
  eg would it help if the PyPI login cookie allowed you to post on mailman? If mailman allowed starring threads?
 
Certainly. But the threads should be stacked in different order that just by month, because some threads can span over several months.