[Mailman-Users] hide lists from listinfo page only (leave on admin page)

Xiaoyan Ma xma at uclink.berkeley.edu
Wed Oct 5 07:16:16 CEST 2005

Thank you for your advice. Sorry it took me so long get back on this.

I have submitted the new feature request as you suggested. As for applying patches, I don't know 
how it will affect upgrades. Do you normally need to un-patch before upgrade and then re-apply 

I would like to learn from other people on the list about how to organize large number of lists. 
With Majorcool, you can search from the drop down menu or search by key word. You can also tell if 
a list is open for subscription. Mailman's listinfo/admin page simply displays all lists from a-z 
(unless they are hidden). When there are hundreds of lists, it is not easy to find the list you 
for are looking for and once you find it you can not tell if you can subscribe to it.

Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks.


On Tue, 20 Sep 2005 08:15:18 +0200
  Brad Knowles <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org> wrote:
> At 5:44 PM -0700 2005-09-19, Xiaoyan Ma wrote:
>>  We have migrated all mailing lists from Majordomo to Mailman 
>>(mailman-2.1.5-25.rhel3n on redhat
>>  3.0 AS).  We would like to hide those lists that are closed for 
>>subscription from the listinfo
>>  page for 2 reasons: to keep the page short and to avoid 
>>subscription attempts. We would like to
>>  keep them on the admin page for the list owners. Setting 
>>"advertised = 1" will hide the list from
>>  both listinfo page and admin page.
> 	Mailman doesn't work that way.  Either a list is advertised (and therefore shown in both 
>places), or it's not (and you have to know or be able to guess the URL before you can go there).
> 	If you want to supply some patches, upload them at 
><http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=103&atid=300103> and we'll see when we may be able to 
>include them in a future release. Otherwise, file a Request for Enhancement at 
><http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=103&atid=350103>, and hope that someone may be able to 
>address this issue at some point in the hopefully not-too-distant future.
> -- 
> Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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> temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
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