[Mailman-Developers] confusing post requirements policy

Scott scott@chronis.pobox.com
Thu, 22 Oct 1998 16:10:35 -0400

do you mean everyone or all subscribers?  lets do both, as an exercise ;)

to allow all people, subscribers or not,  to post to a list except

set member_posting to no 
set moderated to no
add viega@list.org to forbidden_posters

to allow all subscribers to post to a list except viega@list.org
set member_posting to yes
set moderated to no
add viega@list.org to forbidden_posters

perhaps member_posting could be more aptly named something else, but
the current suffix "_only" implies that the variable posters is
ignored when in fact it is not.


On Thu, Oct 22, 1998 at 01:06:28PM -0700, John Viega wrote:
| Can you clear up how I would say: "everyone can post execpt viega@list.org"?
| John
| 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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