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Subject: Re: noadvertise in 1.94a4
From: "Randall S. Winchester" <rsw @ Glue . umd . edu>
Date: Sun, 28 Apr 1996 20:15:24 -0400 (EDT)
To: brozen @ netvoyage . net, cwilson @ splut . neu . sgi . com
Cc: barr @ math . psu . edu, majordomo-workers @ GreatCircle . COM

> From majordomo-workers-owner@GreatCircle.COM Sun Apr 28 20:09:46 1996
> From: Brock Rozen <brozen@netvoyage.net>
> Reply-To: brozen@netvoyage.net
> To: Chan Wilson <cwilson@splut.neu.sgi.com>
> cc: Dave Barr <barr@math.psu.edu>, majordomo-workers@GreatCircle.COM
> Subject: Re: noadvertise in 1.94a4 
> X-URL: http://www.netvoyage.net/~brozen
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> On Sun, 28 Apr 1996, Chan Wilson wrote:
> 
> > Fixed.  do_lists was calling access_check after checking
> > advertise/noadvertise, which meant that it would always succeed.
> >
> > Here's a question:  Should list members be able to see the list via a
> > 'lists' command?  Right now, [no]advertise forbids them from seeing
> > the list if they match.   Thoughts?
> 
> If somebody is on the list, there's no reason that it shouldn't show up
> for them when they do give a lists command. It seems silly to not let it
> show up.
> 
> OTOH, the person may think the list is a "public" list and may tell others
> about it just because it shows up in the lists setting.
> 
> How about this? Adding a show_lists config setting. When set to yes,
> it'll show the list to list members regardless of the
> advertise/noadvertise setting and when set to no, it'll stick solely to
> the advertise/noadvertise without regard to whether the person is a list
> member.

This would be good from the standpoint that if show_lists=yes, majordomo could
do less work by not having to check if the requestor was a member of the list.

Randall
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