[clug] Re: surgery

Michael James clug at james.st
Fri Apr 23 04:39:04 GMT 2004

On Friday 23 April 2004 12:10, Tim Potter wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 23, 2004 at 11:44:27AM +1000, Marek Samoc wrote:
> > What about setting member_posting_only ?
> OK to satisfy the people who are constantly asking for member posting
> only I've turned this setting on as a bit of an experiment.

This prompts me to ask a question.
Hans Reiser regards the reiser list as a help list
 so he doesn't want it to be member-posting-only.

OTOH it seems reasonable and necessary, (even to Hans)
 to confirm the return address of posters same as new members.
ie: a first time un-subscribed poster gets a confirmation message,
 "We received this posting from you, if you want it to appear on the list, just hit reply"

Mailman has the ability to suspend delivery, so what's happening
 from the lists point of view is a subscription with delivery turned off.

Easy? Hard? In the latest mailman already?

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The Spanish threw their government out because:
 (1) 90% were against the Iraq invasion in the first place.
 (2) The reasons for the invasion turned out to be lies.
 (3) The government responded to terror with more lies.
That's not capitulating to terrorists, it's punishing incompetence.

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