[ mailman-Patches-688410 ] better phrasing for listinfo page

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Patches item #688410, was opened at 2003-02-18 14:11
Message generated for change (Comment added) made by mbp
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Category: Web UI
Group: Mailman 2.1
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Submitted By: Martin Pool (mbp)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: better phrasing for listinfo page

Initial Comment:
The default listinfo page says "please send questions
or comments to foo-owner at bar.org".  

The problem with this is that people repeatedly think
"oh, I'll send my Samba question to the mail
administrator, rather than to the mailing list."

This patch attempts to make it more clear that the
administrator address is for problems with the lists
themselves.  It has dropped the number of misdirected
mails on our high-traffic site from a couple per week
to almost zero.

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>Comment By: Martin Pool (mbp)
Date: 2003-05-14 11:36

Message:
Logged In: YES 
user_id=521

Please apply this.  We continue to get people who
misunderstand this text and send random questions to the
postmaster.

Yes, those people are pretty dumb (or more charitably, not
good with English.)  But it would be nice to make a simple
change that avoided the problem.

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Comment By: Martin Pool (mbp)
Date: 2003-03-11 12:14

Message:
Logged In: YES 
user_id=521

Here's the patch.

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Comment By: Martin Pool (mbp)
Date: 2003-03-11 11:38

Message:
Logged In: YES 
user_id=521

Oops, I'll post it.

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Comment By: Thomas Wouters (twouters)
Date: 2003-03-11 00:57

Message:
Logged In: YES 
user_id=34209

There's no attached patch. Are you sure you clicked the
'Check to Ipload and Attach File' box ?


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