[Mailman-Developers] New Feature Request: A Half-Moderator

J C Lawrence claw@kanga.nu
Mon, 01 Jan 2001 22:18:26 -0800

On Mon, 01 Jan 2001 17:44:06 -0500 
Jeffrey Thompson <jeffrey@thompsonic.com> wrote:

> On my mailing list I have a real trouble maker (currently
> removed).  So, I was just thinking, whether I could ask one list
> member, whether he would be willing to moderate this man's
> postings.

Ooooo!  Iinteresting, private moderation queues -- I hadn't
considered that.  Doing that with the current Mailman design would
be difficult or even downright painful.


Given the modular architecture we've discussed so far for v3 this
could be done by dropping in moderation modules that filtered which
contents of the moderation queue were presented on some moderation
login basis.  You'd have to replace the moderation message listing
modules obviously, and replace the account management modules so as
to support the extra data/fields...


> What do you think?  The alternative would be, let him send his
> messages to this person first, and after checking them, the other
> member sends them to the list. But do we have an option of "only
> receiving messages" but "not submitting messages to the list"?  I
> can't remember to have seen that.

Taht doesn't exist currently, no, but you could fake it with a
procmail filter sitting before the list which diverted posts that
match some pattern.

> That in itself might also be a good feature to add in general.
> Have separate address lists of "readers" and "writers" for the
> list.  Usually writers would be readers too. I have seen that you
> can specify people who can send without being members, i.e. not
> receiving. But I would need it the other way around. Or did I just
> overlook that?

If we run with the abstracted UserAccount model which possesses one
ore more EmailAddresses etc model we've discussed for v3 this works
quite easily as it is email addresses which subscribe to lists, and
accounts which post.

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