[Warning: far future version discussion follows.]
>>>>> "DMS" == Dewey M Sasser <email@example.com> writes:
DMS> (Note: Before posting this I RTFM'd, RTFArchive'd, RTFWeb'd and
DMS> RTF.../1.94.1/FUTURE) Are there any processes/ideas/tools to
DMS> coordinate list moderation between several people?
Ah, but you haven't been following discussion on majordomo-workers, and you
haven't read the last three or four months of developers archives. I
suppose that's excusable. ^_^
DMS> a) spread the load amongst the moderators
This should be doable without Majordomo's intervention, though I can see a
simple method of choosing moderators at random. *boink* in the TODO list.
DMS> b) make sure that two moderators don't approve the same post
We have (i.e. have discussed and mostly decided upon) a scheme for
token-based moderation. This makes it trivial to approve messages without
doing through the whole long procedure that's necessary now. Instead you
reply to a message or click on a URL (if you're web-enabled). This is a
little like subscription confirmation (which will also be enhanced) but
applied to moderation.
You still have to do complicated things if you want to edit messages before
posting them, but you should still be able to do so and enjoy the fact that
a token can only be approved or rejected once.
(Another possibility that comes to mind is requiring more than one approval
for a message. Hmmm, voting and peer review.... *boink* in the TODO
DMS> Even some perl script that does a round-robin remail amongst the
DMS> moderators would probably work.
Well, you could do that now. Should be easy for someone with basic perl
(or procmail or shell script, for that matter) knowledge to bang out.
DMS> If such a beast does not exists, could it be added to the "FUTURE"
I'm not really using FUTURE as a kind of TODO list, but instead as a
guide. I think most everything there is in the code, in the design, or at
least doable within the constraints of the design.
DMS> (I'm sure Richard Welty would like it, too.)
Who's Richard Welty?
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Majordomo 2.0 is not released. It is not near release. It is not in beta.
It is not in alpha. It is not in any Greek letter, nor in any Egyptian
hieroglyphic. It is, sir, a non-program. If you intend to hold your
breath waiting for it, call your funeral director now.
Majordomo 2.0 is being worked on. Some of the basic infrastructure is done
and a proto-implementation exists. The design is still evolving.
Discussion about Majordomo 2.0 is ongoing. You are getting sleepy. You
will join Majordomo-Workers if you want to discuss 2.0. You will read
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You will send all of your money to Majordomo Gurus and will hire them for
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