We have 3 lists auto-generated. Given that the database they
come from is our responsibility, we (sysadmin types) are
likewise the owners of the lists. Why aren't the owners of
your lists ones who know enough not to try and zubscribe
All our auto lists are: zub_policy=closed, unzub_policy=closed,
and description tagged "auto-generated". Two of them are even
set with noadvertise. We don't get people trying to zubscribe,
and if we do, we just ignore them.
As long as your list data comes from elsewhere, it is simply a
question of education and training. Nothing more.
On Jan 27, 8:38pm, "Mordechai T. Abzug" wrote:
} Subject: Wish. . .
} Over here, we've got some lists whose membership ideally should be
} automated. That is, we have a database of users. Certain list memberships
} are based on the results of periodical queries to the database. All of
} this is done by a completely different machine and scp'd over to majordomo,
} so normally, majordomo doesn't need to worry about it.
} But we have a few problems. Some users try to unsubscribe themselves from
} these lists, only to be re-subscribed the next time the update is done.
} Also, sometimes listowners try to add users, and encounter the opposite
} The second problem is relatively trivial to solve, but the first is much
} more tricky. I was thinking hacking around with 1.94.4, but before i do:
} is some facility to handle this sort of issue going to appear in 2.0? Or
} is this situation wacky enough to be unique? :)
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}-- End of excerpt from "Mordechai T. Abzug"