ubuntu-devel and ubuntu-devel-discuss
mdz at ubuntu.com
Wed Mar 7 19:16:16 GMT 2007
On Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 10:51:10AM -0500, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> One possible technical solution would be to set max_days_to_hold to
> some non-zero value. A value > 0 tells Mailman to automatically
> discard held postings after that number of days. This is possibly
> non-ideal because it's non-discriminatory on what messages it discards.
Right, this means that when moderation resources run short, we drop
legitimate messages, something we definitely want to avoid.
> It's also possible to write a custom handler for the ubuntu-devel
> mailing list, assuming you're comfortable with a non-standard Mailman
> instance. The general idea would be to look for cross-posted
> messages that contain an In-Reply-To header. If you get a match,
> then this is (probably) a reply to a previously cross-posted
> message. In that case, the handler would raise DiscardMessage and
> the message would be unceremoniously dropped. Checking for the In-
> Reply-To header allows the original cross-post to go through the
> normal moderation steps.
We may already have a non-standard mailman instance, though in any case, the
people who need to be comfortable are the Canonical sysadmins who manage it.
Do you think this is a good approach? Do you know of other installations
which face this problem (crossposting between moderated and unmoderated
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