[Mailman-Developers] One more wish
Barry A. Warsaw
Thu, 3 Jan 2002 14:17:40 -0500
>>>>> "LW" == Lawrence Weeks <email@example.com> writes:
LW> Another wish... probation. I had a system with Majordomo,
LW> daily cron rotation of subscriber files, that I liked, hackish
LW> as it was. New subscribers were unable to send mail to a
LW> particular large and active list for a period of time (five
LW> days in my case) after subscribing. This was to force new
LW> subscribers to read the list traffic and figure out, as much
LW> as they could in five days, list culture and what is
LW> acceptable. That list has lots of "juvenile" subscribers, and
LW> the probation period is (was) useful to temper their behavior.
Although it isn't time-based, MM2.1 will let you set a default
`moderate' flag on a per-user basis. As long as that flag is set,
member postings will be held for moderator approval. At the same time
a moderator approves of a member's held posting, s/he can clear the
moderate bit, thus taking the member off probation. (This latter
feature is only in cvs).
I think a time-based auto-de-probation feature will have to wait until
LW> And how about the oft-requested rotating footers? I looked in
LW> an alpha release of 2.1 and didn't see it in Decorate.py.
LW> I'd like this functionality, so I'll make these changes myself
LW> if necessary. I'll happily contribute patches, but I'm not an
LW> experienced Python coder nor am I too familiar with the MM
LW> structure, so it'll likely be an ugly hack. :-)
I'm not quite sure what "rotating footers" mean...