OFFTOPIC Re: [Mailman-Users] Archive URL in postings (2.1b3)

Jeremy Portzer jeremyp at
Tue Oct 29 16:20:36 CET 2002

On Tue, 2002-10-29 at 10:13, Chuq Von Rospach wrote:
> On Tuesday, October 29, 2002, at 05:13  AM, Nigel Metheringham wrote:
> > Its either that personalisation has been switched on - which I think is
> > in general bad for a general purpose list,
> It is. This is a new feature of 2.1, folks. And I disagree strongly 
> with Nigel that it's a bad idea. I've been running my lists with 
> personalization on for about 10 days now (they got all the pain fixing 
> things...), and it's a nice plus. It'll be nicer once Barry adds some 
> of the personalization into the footer. Once this is turned on, you can 
> do some neat things like pre-load the URL for the listinfo page so it 
> takes a user to their info directly, not a generic page where they have 
> to figure out what to do.
> It's a feature, not a bug.

But it is a "bug" to enable this behavior on existing lists without
alerting people clearly.  Obviously it's screwing up many people's
filters.  List administrators take note -- don't do this on your own
lists when you upgrade!


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