[Mailman-Users] Re: Editability of messages

Gregory Leblanc gleblanc at linuxweasel.com
Fri Apr 19 04:47:27 CEST 2002

On Thu, 2002-04-18 at 19:27, Dan Mick wrote:
> > On Mon, 2002-04-15 at 15:54, Tom Neff wrote:
> >     I will definitely issue an editing patch for 2.1 when it goes gold.  Since 
> >     this is one of their "we don't think you should WANT to do this" 
> >     hot-buttons, like controlling the List-* headers, I don't want to issue 
> > 
> > Well, if mailman did List-* headers properly, then people wouldn't want
> > to edit them, no? 
> People don't want to edit them; people want to, knee-jerk, remove
> them, as "it's noise, I don't want it, it scares me, please make
> it go away".
> What needs to be fixed?  It may well be fixed in 2.1.

Shoot, did I say that?  They're actually mostly right, at least. 
Umbrella lists are a corner case here, but that's where I've found
problems (and only then because I was trying to implement some
list-related features in an MUA).

> > Right now, there aren't even any controls for this on
> > umbrella lists, which is about the only place that you'd need to edit
> > them.
> Umbrella lists have always confused me, so it wouldn't surprise
> me if the List- headers are wrong there.  (Not that I'm responsible
> for them, but that I have no experience with umbrella lists.)

Umbrella lists are terribly hard to describe, but a not very tough once
you look at how they're set up in practice.  I can give a detailed
example of what I want to be able to do with them, but I wasn't sure if
anybody was listening, since I didn't get any replies to my post on the
topic.  (or am I discussing this on the wrong list?)

Portland, Oregon, USA.

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