ubuntu-devel and ubuntu-devel-discuss
barry at ubuntu.com
Thu Mar 8 15:24:45 GMT 2007
On Mar 7, 2007, at 2:16 PM, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> 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
> Right, this means that when moderation resources run short, we drop
> legitimate messages, something we definitely want to avoid.
Yep, generally not a good thing (but some people really wanted this
>> 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.
Looks like we do.
> Do you think this is a good approach? Do you know of other
> which face this problem (crossposting between moderated and
I haven't heard of anyone trying to do something similar. I would be
more comfortable with such a handler than e.g. trying to use umbrella
lists, which are a gross hack that will go away. I think the handler
would be pretty simple.
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