[Mailman-Users] Members list settings

Todd Zullinger tmz at pobox.com
Sat Jun 10 02:42:06 CEST 2006

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Mark Sapiro wrote:
> I prefer however to think in terms of the RFEs on this which ask for
> various things from simply exposing the parameter in the web
> interface to providing a radio button selection (e.g. 20, 50, 100,
> all) on the pages to paginating without regard for the alphabet.
> I like the latter idea which would allow, in the example of chunk
> size = 30, for a list of 31 to 60 members to be displayed in two
> pages rather than 20 or more. This can make it more difficult to
> find a particular member in a large list, but the 'Find member'
> function is probably better for this anyway.
> Other thoughts?

I lean toward paginating without regard to the alphabet as well and
agree that finding a specific member is best done via the "find
member" search.

None of the lists I help manage are very large, all less than 2,000
members.  So those running larger lists may have good reasons for
preferring other defaults and options that I've never thought about.
And, of course, there are others that simply have different
preferences than I do even for the same size lists (or so I hear).

But it is a minor irritation every time I am in the web admin for a
list and just want to scan through it checking visually for things out
of the ordinary.  Fortunately, I have shell access (hell, root access)
everywhere I manage lists.  So I'm never unable to just open a
terminal and get the data I want.

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