Script to condense the review page

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Fri Jun 25 02:42:36 CEST 2004


I help moderate a couple mailing lists on python.org.  The biggest challenge
for me is vetting messages which were held for review.  The information
density in the Mailman review page is pretty low, typically showing only two
or three messages per screen.  Most of the time all I'm really interested in
are the subject and the disposition buttons.  I wrote a script to display
just that information (and set the default disposition to "discard"):

    http://www.musi-cal.com/~skip/python/mmfold.py

The subject links to the full review page for that message, so you still
have access to all the bells and whistles available should you want them.

Ideally something like this will be incorporated into Mailman itself, but
for now mmfold.py is a reasonable substitute and should serve as a decent
place to experiment with other ideas.

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