[Mailman-Developers] New sender-centric moderation rules

Ron Jarrell jarrell@vt.edu
Tue, 16 Oct 2001 02:57:26 -0400

At 03:14 PM 10/15/01 -0400, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:
>Make it so list moderators can set or unset the per-user moderate
>   bit (right now only list admins can do that).

Generically, there's a lot of things that should be done with list 

Really, I think we need to redesign large chunks of the admin page, and set 
up multiple access classes.  Off the top of my head, I think we need a 
siteadmin, listmaster, listowner, and list moderator category; siteadmin is 
the current possessor of the master and can do everything.  listmasters can 
create and delete lists (and potentially get junior siteadmin 
privs.)  listowners can monkey with most, but not all of the settings.  For 
instance, I thnk listowners should be allowed to make their archives 
private or not.  But not be allowed to change whether or not they have 
archives; that's a site decision.  And list moderators should be able to do 
not only approvals, but be able to get to all the subscribe/unsubscribe things.

Perhaps more generically, we need to make a list of all the things people 
are allowed to do, and set up a user class page, where you can flip the bit 
for any individual class, so a site admin could let list owners turn on and 
off archives if he wanted, but the default config might not let them.  With 
a true userdb this could just be applied to a particular person; granting 
them privileges.  Until then, we could just define N categories, and some 
sane defaults...