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

Amedee Van Gasse amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be
Fri Sep 30 15:28:53 UTC 2011

On Thu, September 29, 2011 17:23, Rashkae 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.

Due to the nature of SMTP (SIMPLE mail transfer protocol), this would be
(almost) impossible to implement.

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