[Mailman-Users] Moderated list: admin vs moderator

jgo john at nisus.com
Thu Feb 21 09:39:08 CET 2002

> At 2002-02-20 13:16:37 -0500 Paul-Catalin Oros wrote:
>> On Wed, 2002-02-20, Marcel Hicking wrote:
>> I'd like to have a moderated (here: announcements only)
>> list where I have an additional admin ("moderator") who
>> would be allowed nothing but approve or reject postings
>> (which usually would be only his own postings /
>> announcements)

> http://www.imsa.edu/~ckolar/mailman/mailman-administration-v2.html
> describes "Posting privileges explained" somewhere.  What you
> should do is to have "Posting restricted to members" set to No,
> and have some Implicitly approved people.  I just tested this
> and it works fine.

> Is this what you were trying to do?

I suspect the reason this one gets asked repeatedly is that it's
counter-intuitive.  "Posting restricted to members" is separate
from the issue of "Posting allowed only from specific e-mail

And people think of it different ways, too.  We see different
terms used.  Is it a "moderated" list, or a "news-letter", or a
"send-only" list?  "Moderated" to me means potentially anyone
(or only subscribers) could submit material, but only some would
be distributed.  "News-letters" or "send-only" or "distribution"
or "one-way" list means many receive but only 1 or a few can send,
whether it's "moderated" or not.

Maybe a little judicious rewording or reorganization could make the
settings clearer, and some inclusion of the different terms might
make the FAQ entry easier to find.

John G. Otto, Eagle Scout, Knight, Cybernetic Praxeologist
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