On 20 March 2014 08:25, Matthew Miller <mattdm(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
One of the frustrations of having multiple different lists is that we
really easily cross-post, because if people reply but aren't subscribed to
all lists, they get bounces, and the conversation ends up fragmented. Or
alternative, multi-posting (same post individually to multiple lists), but
then you're _starting_ with fragmentation.
The radical solution to this would be to use topics, but those require
to change their habits (putting topics in the subject or a keywords
So instead, could we (now, or in the mm3 future) make it so any address
subscribed to any public fedora list is automatically added to an accept
filter for all other lists?
I don't know enough of the mailman internals to know how this might be
implemented, butit seems like it must be doable. And there might be some
details to be worked out around removing people, and possible moderation.
But what do you think of the general idea?
I would be -1 to it. The main reasons are:
1) The person who has done this is now cut out of the thread on the lists
he is not subscribed to.
2) The people who are replying to the thread won't know htye aren't talking
with this person again.
3) One of the reasons for subscriber only is to cut down SPAM a little bit.
This is by making sure that if you are going to send crap to every list you
need to subscribe to them. Now you can subscribe to one and get all the
lists as a freebie.
4) There will need to be a ton of meta-logic on which lists this is allowed
to and which lists it is not. There are lists that do not want to be cc'd
random threads no matter how on topic they might be because it is meant to
be a place where only the people on the list can talk (board-private or
5) This will be an out of band patch for both mailman 2 and mailman 3
though probably just mailman 3 because I don't see it being a simple drop
in because of the rules needed in 4. [Does your list allow cross posts from
other lists. Which lists?]
Stephen J Smoogen.