[Mailman-Developers] confusing post requirements policy

John Viega John@list.org
Thu, 22 Oct 1998 13:06:28 -0700

Can you clear up how I would say: "everyone can post execpt viega@list.org"?


On Thu, Oct 22, 1998 at 03:56:22PM -0400, Scott wrote: Recently i
> added an option to mailman to make it so that the list of posters
> that are allowed to post sans approval would or would not include
> the list members automatically.  I have several lists using this
> option, and just discovered that a good deal of confusion was
> created over the fact that there are 3 interrelated questions on the
> admin cgi (and corresponding variables) that could be summed up in
> 2: 1) variable member_posting_only.  2) variable posters 3)
> posters_includes_members currently, there is not only confusion, but
> a problem.  specifically, if member_posting_only is set, posters has
> some addresses in it, and posters_includes_members is set to yes,
> then it doesn't allow posting from non members in the posters list.
> It seems like it would be much more clear if there were 2 variables:
> member_posting (in place of member_posting_only and
> posters_includes_members) posters if member_posting is set to true,
> the addresses in posters gets added to the subscriber list to form
> the list of all approved posts. if member_posting is set to false,
> the addresses in posters are the only ones that can post without
> approval.  this seems much simpler and more clear to me.  how do
> people feel about this?  scott
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