At 01:29 PM 2/2/98 -0500, Mordechai T. Abzug wrote:
>Bill Houle said:
>> 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
>> people conventionally?
>Because we actually want to allow people to zubscribe and unzubscribe
>themselves conventionally. Think of it as a two-tier system -- the
>database-generated list is the default, but then people *not* in the
>database should be able to zubscribe permanently, and people who are in the
>database should be able to unzubscribe permanently.
>Yes, it's crazy
Why crazy? It's perfectly sane. I have similar situations,
where a concept of "membership" in a group brings some default
list memberships as well, but the individual can then opt
out of any/all if she/he wants (permanent unsub). We just don't
bother trying with a database because there didn't seem to be a
good way to combine the two "tiers". But we would if we could.
Re: Wish. . .
From: "Mordechai T. Abzug" <firstname.lastname@example.org>