[Python-ideas] Idea: Google Groups web interface for Ideas

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Tue Dec 27 22:52:49 CET 2011

On 12/27/2011 12:01 PM, anatoly techtonik wrote:
> As you may know, the python-ideas list is opened only to subscribers.
> This is inconvenient, because:
> 1. it requires three step subscription process
> 2. it is impossible to post a reply to existing thread/idea
> There is a web-interface in Google Groups at
> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/python-ideas
> <https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/python-ideas> that can solve
> problems above and provide some more nifty features such as embedded
> search. But there comes another problem that messages posted through the
> group doesn't end in list, because list requires subscription. I've
> already tried to find a solution, but run out of time, so I summarized
> the proposal at http://wiki.python.org/moin/MailmanWithGoogleGroups

I interact with this list as newsgroup gmane.comp.python.ideas via 
news.gmane.org. The first post, which can be (and usually should be) a 
reply to an existing post, requires that one respond to an email to the 
from address. This is the miminum necessary to protect from spam. No big 

Google mail and google groups are main gateways for spam on python list. 
We do not need that here.

Terry Jan Reedy

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