Was: Shuttleworth (SABDFL) wants to shutdown this ubuntu.user list

Steve Flynn anothermindbomb at gmail.com
Thu Sep 29 15:33:10 UTC 2011

On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 4:23 PM, Rashkae <ubuntu at tigershaunt.com> wrote:

> My idea is simply that mailman requires a function to 'lock a thread'.
>  When invoked by a moderator, any reply to any message in that discussion
> thread gets rejected.  I see no reason why this would not be relatively
> trivial to implement.  Sure, it would be easy for people to work around, but
> only a few would, and those can be dealt with directly as misbehaving
> agents.  I think that effectively disabling people's 'reply' button to an
> unwanted discussion thread would solve 90% of the problems with a list like
> this.
> Just last night I started digging around in
http://wiki.list.org/display/DEV/Mailman+3.0 to see what new features were
planned for implementation in MailMan 3 to see if anything like this was
already being coded up.

I can't see anything like this in the 2.2 or 3 documents I found last night.

>From a brief (and I mean 10 second) think about it, it's should be easy to
mark a message as mute, and then discard any new mail coming in which has
this message id in the refers field of the message header.

I was planning on seeing how I could pull the python source repo this
evening, but as the sun is out, I've elected that the pub is a far more
interesting bet. Might have a dig around this weekend.


When one person suffers from a delusion it is insanity. When many people
suffer from a delusion it is called religion.
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