[Mailman-Users] Re: mass delete

Wayne Sitton waynes at iexalt.net
Fri Jun 2 17:20:32 CEST 2000

I didn't mean to start a flame war!  But for everyone's information,  I am a
Sr. Sys. Admin for a national ISP.  And Yes, I know how to write scripts to do
what I want.  I was asking about a mass Delete, from the Web interface for the
admin of the list.  I may run the server, But I don't take care of the lists. 
And the users that do are not getting shell access.  

And too all you who claimed that mass delete is not common enough.  Well, if
your lists have never needed that, then this conversation is not for you!
Some of us have this need for one reason or another, and it's a legitamet
question for the List.  If I'm not mistaken that is what this list is for.  Not
taking pot-shots at users, to make yourself feel better about your own

If it can be coded in, I would like to help out if I can.


On Fri, 02 Jun 2000, you wrote:
> > > > I'm sorry, but it's fair for a list admin not to know Unix, 
> > > 
> > > It may be fair, but it's a long way from optimal.
> > 
> > "Optimal" would be: everyone I ever deal with knows Unix at the same
> > level I do.  Tell Mr McNealy that no matter how hard he dot-coms us, he
> > will not get a world full of Unix users, and -- surprise -- a lot of
> > those people who will never be Unix users have valid group
> > communication needs.
> Okay, I really don't think gritching at either Scott, Sun or me is
> appropriate to this conversation; we are having a disagreement, not a
> slinging contest.  Ease off, 'kay?
> > > I think it's much more common to "remove 5 bozos", and the
> > > web page allows that nicely.
> > 
> > As it happens, I disagree with that, too.
> ...but in a way you care not to explain?
> <sigh>
> I guess it's safe to say that you're voting for mass-delete through
> the web page, however disagreeably, so I'll take everything else
> with the salt probably intended.
> I agree it would be an easy feature to supply, easier than "mass
> sub with passwords", so if more than one person wants it (they do)
> it should probably be added.  As I said, I'll take a shot at coding it.
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Wayne Sitton
Sr. System Administrator
iExalt, inc.
waynes at iexalt.net
281-600-4000 x 423

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