[Mailman-Users] Questions about how moderating works
msapiro at value.net
Sun Mar 12 00:40:36 CET 2006
>The way we've run the list requires that all messages must be read and
>approved by me, and at times I also need to 'add' comments to the end of a
>message. It appears that all approvals are done on the web, rather than
>through email, is that correct?
No. Moderated messages can be approved or discarded either via the web
or via email.
>Is it hard to use an on line web approval system? To add comments, or to
>reformat the original message in particular? I've used one in the past that
>was nearly impossible to use and had to abandon it as it more than tripled
>the time required to do the job!
The on line approval process is simple, but editing messages to be
approved is very cumbersome at best. See
>Is it necessary that messages be approved in the same order they were
No, but approving a reply prior to the original message may affect
threading in the archives.
>Can digest be manually created via some sort of command or are all digests
>created automatically based on size or a time of day set up on the system?
Digests are normally produced once a day by a cron job and additionally
when they reach a settable size limit. You can turn off periodic
digests, and you can manually trigger a digest at any time.
>Is it possible to ban or strip all attachments completely?
>All this may be moot if there's an option for doing the
>processing through email as I have always done in the past.
You can approve by email, and editing the 'approved' post is most
easily accomplished by email too, although it is cumbersome.
>Another 'nice to have' option would be if digests are formatted with a list
>of inclusions at the beginning, including the subject, sender's name, and
>perhaps a number for each message?
Digests come in two flavors selectable by the recipient. Either a
flattened, plain text format or MIME format with each message in its
own message/rfc822 part.
In either format, the messages are preceded by some list boiler plate
and a table of contents like the following:
1. RE: Triple chain rings (John Mulvihill)
2. Compact Triple (Jack Holmgren)
3. Re: Compact Triple (Mark Sapiro)
4. Re: Compact Triple (Dan Brekke)
5. Re: Compact Triple (Rich Fisher)
6. Re: question about the ham-radio support (Oren Leiman)
7. SSR Tomorrow (James Hand)
8. Davis Double Century & Triple Crown Stage Race (Robert Ballard)
9. Re: SSR Tomorrow (Rich Fisher)
10. March 11th ASSR Cancelled (John Buenfil)
11. Re: SSR Tomorrow (John Buenfil)
12. Re: Saturday, March 11: TM Pace "Presto" Ride (Garcia Maria)
13. Re: Saturday, March 11: TM Pace "Presto" Ride (Rich Fisher)
14. Prehaps we don't need the front wheell after all (charles nighbor)
Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan
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