[Mailman-Developers] Problems signing up for the new tox-dev mailing list.

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Nov 4 13:44:40 EDT 2016

Resending with correct mailman-developers at python.org addressee.

On 11/4/16 6:37 AM, Laura Creighton wrote:
> I subscribed, which required registering to HyperKitty.  This worked fine.
> Subscribing was odd.  I had to click on the 'Hide inactive' checkbox to find
> the list.  Apparently I am the first person to try to subscribe to this list
> as there were 0 participants and 0 discussions.  But I think it would be
> better if spanking new lists were not classified as inactive, for the
> benefit of extremely naive users.  So a little bad.

HyperKitty is the archiver. The list was inactive from HyperKitty's
point of view because there were no recent posts (no posts at all) in
the archive.

Had you gone to Postorius (the web list management UI) at
<https://mail.python.org/mm3/mailman3/lists/>, you would have seen the list.

It appears that the issue is that the sign-up process, once completed
redirects you to HyperKitty at <https://mail.python.org/mm3/archives/>
rather than back to Postorius at
<https://mail.python.org/mm3/mailman3/lists/>. You can get back to
Postorius from HyperKitty by clicking "Manage lists" at the top right.

I agree this is confusing. You may wish to file an issue with HyperKitty
about this at <https://gitlab.com/mailman/hyperkitty/issues>.

> The very bad news was when I tried to edit my options for this list.
> I got:
> https://mail.python.org/mm3/mailman3/accounts/list-options/tox-dev.python.org/
> Server Error (500)

Thanks very much for the report. I'll investigate and report back.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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