[Mailman-Users] Feature request

James Reid james at thereidsonline.com
Tue Mar 17 03:51:09 CET 2009

Hi Everyone,

For what it is worth... I'd like to be able to have all the options that
are available in the user management screen available in the bulk
subscription screen.

I operate a list which is closed to anyone except by personal invite, so
pretty much use the bulk subscribe option for all of my subscriptions.

A large number of my subscribers come are older in age, and typically are
quite timid to do anything more than send and receive emails.  The result
is that they generally email me to advise of changes to their
subscriptions + email addresses of others who want to join the list - it
would be far easier to both "add" the new user and "configure" all from
the bulk subscription page.

Personally, I'd also like to move away from calling this option "bulk
subscriptions" - adding subscribers one-at-a-time is not "bulk"!!!


> Michael Welch wrote:
>>Mark Sapiro wrote at 05:27 PM 3/16/2009:
>>>Michael Welch wrote:
>>>>Ahh, a workaround. Change the default setting, add the member, then
>>>> change it back.
>>>>Unfortunately, one has to wait until after the new member has confirmed
>>>> before changing the default moderation settng back.
>>>I don't get it. Why would you want to moderate new members you invite
>>>and not moderate new members who subscribe themselves? If anything,
>>>this seems just backwards.
>>Fair enough question. One actual and one theoretical answer.
>>The actual case that just occurred was that a known off-topic poster from
>> another related list wants to join the list in question. The list in
>> question has no public component, so subscription requests beyond
>> personal invitation are rare.
> So what you really want is in some (unusual) cases but not all (normal
> cases) to be able to send an invitation that when accepted will result
> in a moderated member.
> As far as a direct add is concerned, the easiest is add the member and
> then set her moderated from the membership list.
> I don't know if adding a 'moderate' flag to invitations is really of
> general interest.
> --
> Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
> San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan
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