#272 More flexible viewing of message excerpts

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2007-12-30
2007-12-30
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In <200712290555.lBT5t1JL029460@a.mail.sonic.net> on Mailman-Users, Cindy Norwitz suggested allowing longer excerpts for moderating posts and gave a plausible use case (users who don't understand copyright submitting long and full copies of others' work). This should be configurable by list, as many lists require only being able to distinguish spam from real posts, which is normally possible within a few lines.

I would also like to have the ability to view message excerpts for subscription requests, as these are sometimes spam.

In both cases the existing hardcoded values should be the default.

Discussion

  • Cyndi
    Cyndi
    2007-12-30

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    Thanks, Stephen. As you said, there are often times when you need to see the entire post attempt before you can make a judgement. I have subscribers who like to forward copyrighted material and other long inappropriate things, including quotes of entire digests. With the short excerpt, sometimes I think the post is okay when it's actually not. -Cyndi

     
  • Cyndi
    Cyndi
    2007-12-30

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    Thanks, Stephen. As you said, there are often times when you need to see the entire post attempt before you can make a judgement. I have subscribers who like to forward copyrighted material and other long inappropriate things, including quotes of entire digests. With the short excerpt, sometimes I think the post is okay when it's actually not. -Cyndi