On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 4:42 PM, Ben Cotton <bcotton(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
It's apparently time to revisit the topic of mailing list settings.
Currently, docs(a)lists.fedoraproject.org is set to hold messages from
non-subscribed addresses for moderation. There are several of us who
moderate the list every few days or so to let legitimate traffic
through. The idea behind this was to make it so people who aren't
regularly involved with Docs can still send us messages, without
requiring them to subscribe.
I'm a fan of this, but the downsides are that:
1) people who aren't subscribed might not get replies
2) not all lists do this
I suggested that we might try to get all lists to allow
@fedoraproject.org email addresses. This fixes 2, but not 1. The real
issue that we're trying to solve is making it easy to
cross-communicate between groups. Sparks and I don't have a magic
bullet. Any thoughts?
Even if we subscribe to many mailing lists, we could miss an important message.
The point 1 could not be easily handled using mailman.
The clever way would be to define the email address to members, only
to the specific thread. I don't think that mailman could do it, does
anyone knows sympa? (I don't, but it has more features).
Or just hope that people won't just reply to the list but reply to all.
I personally set this rule (@fpo aliases on the white list) to
trans-fr mailing list.