[Mailman-Users] Emergency Moderate question
pennguin at mac.com
Tue Feb 1 22:51:30 CET 2011
On Feb 1, 2011, at 4:28 PM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Rob wrote:
>> I noticed a strange behavior recently. One list was set to "Emergency Moderate" all traffic. For this one list, I (as administrator) did not receive the customary notification of held e-mails until the following day, when the daily reminder message would notify me that the message was still waiting to be approved/denied.
> That's how it's designed to work. Emergency moderation is designed to
> be used to moderate all traffic in emergencies such as to quell flame
> wars. It is not intended to be used routinely to moderate all posts.
> Thus, when emergency moderation is on, posts which are not held for
> some other reason are held for emergency moderation and the
> owner/moderator is not notified even if admin_immed_notify is yes.
>> Turning off "Emergency Moderate" restored behavior to normal, and I now receive immediate notification of held posts.
> Unless there is an Apple mod in the order of the pipeline, you should
> have received notices of posts held for other than emergency
> moderation anyway. The only held posts that you would not receive
> notice for are those specifically held for emergency moderation.
>> All other lists work fine with respect to moderated / held messages, none of them have 'Emergency Moderate' on.
>> I am trying to understand this behavior and was curious if anyone had any thoughts.
> If you want to routinely hold all posts, the way to do that is to set
> all member's 'mod' flags on and set new members moderated by default.
> Under normal circumstannces, emergency moderation should be off.
Thanks, that is what I normally do, and is how I have the list set up now.
So, if I do use Emergency moderate in the future, would I just check the pending requests page manually to see if posts have arrived?
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