[Mailman-Users] Feedback needed: nodupes patch and reply-to munging per user
marc_news at vasoftware.com
Mon Mar 11 21:41:27 CET 2002
[I'm Ccing mailman-developers in case a few people there aren't on
mailman-users, but please reply on mailman-users]
Ben Gertzfield wrote a patch which Barry recently included in mailman-cvs
which allows you to not receive the list copy of a message in you were Cced
in the headers (nodupes patch).
The idea is to reproduce the (imo sole useful) feature of reply-to munging
where people don't get two copies of replies to posts.
After porting his patch to mailman-cvs, I've written another patch that
extends this functionality by making reply-to munging a per user option.
The idea is that I tried to provide an alternative to listwide reply-to
munging because I truly belive that is bad for many reasons that I won't
list here again, but if you're curious, have a look at:
(please note, this is _not_ meant to start a thread on whether munging is
good or bad)
The idea was to settle this issue for good by offering, in place of listwide
reply-to munging (which would still be an option in mailman, just not one
that most people would need anymore):
- optional non sending of list posts if you are Cced so that you don't get
two copies (nodupes patch, already in CVS)
- per user reply-to munging, if you have list users who just will not accept
to use reply to all to reply to list posts
Since there have always been endless arguments on whether the listwide
setting should be on or off, I'm hoping that moving this to a per user
option will make most if not all of these arguments go away.
The idea is that reply-to munging would stay off, users have the option
(enabled by default) to not receive two copies of replies, and people who
really want to use reply to sender to reply to list posts get a separate
copy of list posts with a Reply-To header in there.
I've written the per user munging part, and announced it to
mailman-developers last night:
Barry is wondering if this is going to be useful to other people or not and
would like feedback.
So, could you let us know here (mailman-users) if you would have use for my
patch or if you have questions/comments about it.
If you think the patch is stupid and shouldn't be in mailman, you can tell
us that too :-)
(note that the feature has to be enabled by the site and list owners, since
it does cause additional processing on your list server)
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