Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 15:51:25 -0700 From: Vincent Danen <vdanen@...sec.ca> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: welcome * [2008-02-17 02:17:25 +0300] Solar Designer wrote: >On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 09:10:16PM -0900, Jonathan Smith wrote: >> One nitpick before we get too established... would it be possible to >> turn off reply-to-list? That is what "reply to all" is for in mail >> clients :-) > >Yes, I can easily change this setting, but I like it the way it is now - >and I suspect that many (most?) other list members do as well. I find >that having Reply-To on discussion lists pointing to the list address >helps ensure that discussions don't unnecessarily go off-list and that >list members are not unnecessarily CC'ed on responses. (I realize that >some actually prefer to be CC'ed because of the way their mail readers >are configured.) If/when we start getting a lot of desirable postings >from non-members, we may change this setting to make it easier to CC >such non-members on responses. > >If anyone else has an opinion on this matter (regarding this specific >list indeed), please speak up. I like the reply-to-list. I usually forget to do a reply-to-all and end up losing the list. Bad habits on my part, and I don't think I'm alone (either that or I'm a complete idiot). >> I'm not sure if this is possible, but I'd like to see read-only >> subscriptions. That is, folks can "subscribe" and get the list via email >> without having to be approved to post to the list. See below for more >> discussion on this isssue. > >The easiest way to achieve this, without patching the code, is to create >a second ezmlm-idx list with announcement-only settings and subscribe it >to this list. > >But I am not sure if having a completely read-only list is any better >than having message pre-moderation. The difference is in what happens >to posting attempts from non-pre-approved addresses. Do we want such >messages bounced or submitted to a moderator? I don't see the point of a read-only list when we have public archives. It seems overly complex to me to do a read-only list subscribed to the other list *and* have public archives. I also think subscriptions should be moderated, and postings from non-members should be moderated as well. I think the last thing anyone wants is to see spam on the list, or someone going on an off-topic tirade or some other idiocy (if we wanted that, we'd all be chatting on fd). -- Vincent Danen @ http://linsec.ca/ Content of type "application/pgp-signature" skipped
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