[Mailman-Developers] How to remove X-Confirm-Reading requests from mail headers distributed by Mailman?

Terri Oda terri at zone12.com
Sun Apr 4 13:34:09 EDT 2004

On Apr 4, 2004, at 2:01 PM, Chuq Von Rospach wrote:
> Can we please drop this? It's been beaten into the ground. I don't 
> think the mailman development crew has shown itself well here, either, 
> especially Brad, who seems to be grumpy beyond the needs of the 
> discussion for some reason. I don't think we as a team managing an 
> open source project look good right now, it wasn't handled 
> particularly professionally, IMHO.
> so maybe we should all shut up and let this cool off. Maybe reconsider 
> the idea once the emotion's drained a bit. But right now, we're not 
> doing anyone any good on anything.

Thank you Chuq.  That's pretty much what I was thinking.

*I* think stripping headers could be a useful feature, and I can even 
see in my head how I'd go about putting that into the admin interface. 
But since I think writing more documentation is more useful, that's 
where my time's going to go.  (Even though writing that code is more 
fun to me than writing admin documentation.)

Now that the idea's out there (it has been put into the wiki, right?), 
it'll be implemented if someone interested has the time, inclination, 
and expertise, and it'll be accepted if the patch is appropriate.  No 
point in trying to force people to volunteer their time if they're not 
ready yet, and no point in shoving the idea into the ground when it's 
clearly useful to someone, and might be useful to more people in the 
future.  Who knows -- a few months from now, we may find out that 
flocks of people want it, and then more people will be willing to put 
the time into implementation.  Or a few months from now, no one else 
will have wanted it in Mailman because they'll have found something 
else better suits their needs, and the idea will die.


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