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From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
Cc: Elliot Chance <elliotchance(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-www <pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Forums at
Date: 2010-11-19 15:14:59
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Excerpts from Dave Page's message of vie nov 19 11:43:34 -0300 2010:
> On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 1:19 PM, Elliot Chance <elliotchance(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> > However if I had signed up to the forum (and not the mailing list) my From would have to be subscribed for the mailing list to accept it like:
> > Elliot Chance <forums(at)postgresql(dot)com(dot)au>
> > John Smith <forums(at)postgresql(dot)com(dot)au>
> > ... etc.
> >
> > OK, so after a brief background I'd like to organise a solution. Without any other feasible option would this generic address system be allowed?
> I wouldn't be happy with that as it prevents private replies to the
> author and would make it easy to send what was intended as a private
> reply to the public forums by mistake.

Isn't that a secondary use case, though?  It would be easy to solve this
by providing a URL to the post in the forum that you can click; assuming
the forum interface gives you the option to reply privately.

I wonder if the mailing list would alow posting from an address like
forums+1357(at)postgresql(dot)com(dot)au if only forums(at)postgresql(dot)com(dot)au is
subscribed.  The number or string after the + would presumably be the
user ID in the forum or some unique identifier.  (Extra points if the
mailing software at that domain forwards email to the user when sent to
that address (or maybe a PM in the forum system) -- this would solve
Dave's concern.)

Álvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
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