[Tracker-discuss] [issue62] Can't follow-up per email

Martin v. Löwis metatracker at psf.upfronthosting.co.za
Tue Jan 16 07:29:16 CET 2007

Martin v. Löwis added the comment:

Paul Dubois schrieb:
> I may have this all wrong but on the meta tracker somehow an extra
> [Tracker-discuss] is getting into the subject line where it doesn't belong,
> unless we have modified mailgw.py in the roundup runtime. 

This extra header is getting into the subject because all messages are
also posted to tracker-discuss at python.org now, and mailman inserts that
as the header.

It would be possible to fix this in roundup: it would need to look at
*all* [foo] blocks, not just the first one, and be happy if exactly one
of them mentions a class name.

For the status quo, there seem to be three alternatives:
1 don't add a mailman mailing list to the normal recipients of new
  issues. This would be unfortunate for the Python tracker, as we
  used to send all new issues to python-bugs-list at python.org, and
  would like to continue to do so.
2 educate users not to follow up by email
3 educate users to edit the subject when following up by email

While 3 may work for some users, I guess most would move to 2 over
time (i.e. after they forgot to edit the headers a few times).


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