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

chris colombo chris_colombo at
Tue Oct 29 16:33:50 CET 2002


>From: Jeremy Portzer <jeremyp at>
>To: chris_colombo at
>CC: Mailman mailing list management users <mailman-users at>
>Subject: Re: OFFTOPIC Re: [Mailman-Users] Archive URL in postings (2.1b3)
>Date: 29 Oct 2002 10:20:36 -0500
>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 
> > > 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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