[Bug 1731246] [NEW] Feature: Optional terse list of pending admin held messages

Ralph Corderoy ralph at inputplus.co.uk
Thu Nov 9 07:04:03 EST 2017

Public bug reported:

I often tend to the "Held messages".
Each messages has a lot of vertical screen estate due to all the various options.
The From: is separate from the Subject: because several emails mail be grouped by one From:.
The Reason: is long and wordy.

This is all fine for detailed examination.
But the common use is to scan down the list, see all should be discarded, and select the very handy "Discard all messages marked Defer".
The problem is, scanning the list is slow.

It would be nice if there was a "show me the terse version" button that reloaded the page, perhaps the same URL with a query parameter, and presented just one row per message with columns Reason:, From:, and Subject:.  The Reason: would be an abbreviated form, e.g. "non-member".
At the start of the row is a checkbox, selected by default, to "Defer", and the existing "Discard all messages marked Defer" would again be top and bottom.
A button to return to the verbose presentation would be needed.

This would allow rapid scanning vertically.
It would be obvious all the Reason:s were non-member.
The From:s, even with there being duplicates, would similarly be easier.
And the start of the Subject:s would line up;  the ends are often unimportant.
Tab would move between the Defer checkboxes and not to any other item within the row.

** Affects: mailman
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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