On Wed, 10 Jan 1996, Brock Rozen wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Jan 1996, Alan Millar wrote:
> > On 10 Jan 96 at 18:23, Brock Rozen wrote:
> > > We run a group of lists. We wish to have each person subscribed to the
> > > other lists also subscribed to one main list. Basically, anybody who
> > > subscribes to list B-G also gets subscribed to list A.
> > >
> > > Rather than doing this through majordomo, would it be possible to add
> > > this to the approve script? Basically, having it send an additional line
> > > (or if necessary, another message) subscribing the same person to the
> > > list they requested to be subscribed to AS WELL as that one main list.
> > [...]
> > So just subscribe listB-outgoing, listC-outgoing, etc to listA
> > and forget about the rest.
> A few problems I see with this. One, we DO allow people who do NOT want
> to receive the main list to unsubscribe from this. They would NOT have
> that option under this. Two, some people would receive duplicates.
> Considering we have THOUSANDS (over five thousand) of subscribers, that
> would add CONSIDERABLE work on the system and would result in unneeded
> inconveniences to be added to our readers.
Three, if listA.config has 'private_xxx = yes', subscribers to listB,
listC... cannot perform 'xxx listA'.
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