>>>>> "DB" == Dan Barrett <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
DB> Trust me, I would not do this if I didn't need to. The boss is
DB> demanding this, and I am asking for all the help I can get.
If you really want a list server that accepts both commands and messages at
the same address, I certainly won't assist in this and I hope that the
other Majordomo developers will do the same. Not to slight you personally,
but well-behaved mailing lists do not work that way and allowing users to
get away with improper behavior only makes it more difficult for every
other mailing list owner on the planet, and all members of lists which do
not filter out administrivia.
Why? Well, first off it's impossible to figure out whether or not you
should execute a message as a commmand or pass it on to the list.
Second, if you allow your users to do this somehow with whatever nasty
kludge you come up with, they will go on to other mailing lists and send
commands to the wrong address, because your hacked list showed them that
it's OK. Then they torque off the owners and perhaps members of that list.
Don't do it. Don't reward improper behavior. If your users are beyond
educating (and you're willing to admit that) then keep administrivia on and
manually perform the commands yourself after informing the users of proper
I suppose you're not the Dan Barrett I know who used to be at UMass and who
wrote the NetResearch book.
Jason L. Tibbitts III - email@example.com - 713/743-8684 - 221SR1
System Manager: University of Houston High Performance Computing Center
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