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

Chuq Von Rospach chuqui@plaidworks.com
Mon, 1 Jan 2001 22:26:00 -0800

(one administrative note -- can we please NOT post to both -users and 
-developers? It's either a use issue, or a developer issue. posting 
to both simply wastes time and energy and bandwidth, and annoys the 
developers who have to plow through the same messages multiple times 
-- and accomplishes nothing useful.. choose a list and use it, don't 
shotgun a message to the universe hoping someone will notice.. thanks)

At 10:18 PM -0800 1/1/01, J C Lawrence wrote:

>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...

Or you could simply create a concept of a named queue 
(moderator-chuq), attach a moderator to it, and build some way of 
defining regex values that would put messages in that queue. A regex 
of "From: lamer@foo.org" -> moderator-chuq would then take any 
incoming message and put it in any appropriate outgoing queue.

Which, if you then generalize it, allows you to simply define ALL 
queues in terms of some kind of "owner" (which may be a function, a 
person or some other operation), and then you can make the mailman 
logic loop be nothing more than a state machine looking at messages 
and attaching them to queues based on the state definitions.

Chuq Von Rospach - Plaidworks Consulting (mailto:chuqui@plaidworks.com)
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