[A4] Re: [200q20v] ADMIN: we're back
cpcycle at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 20 05:42:15 EST 2003
Dan and Brett
Thanks for the major effort to upgrade and improve the system.
I sort of missed watching Bernie and Peter have their discussions /
debates ( note they are already back at it in the MPG message )
Thanks again for the all the work
91 200tq 20v Avant
Brett Dikeman wrote:
> Welcome back everyone- it's been too long. Dan switched DNS over and
> we moved everyone's subscriptions as best we could to the new box.
> First off- apologies if you were in digest mode and got switched to
> regular. You'll obviously want to fix that quickly, before volume
> picks up again- the welcome email you got should have a URL to your
> prefs page- if you didn't get such an email, then bop over to
> http://www.audifans.com/mailman/listinfo/[list name goes here]/ and
> follow the directions. Don't forget to try out MIME digest mode- some
> mail clients handle it very nicely, just as if it were a mini-mailbox.
> Which is nifty.
> We're still fixing things- for example, S-car-list has a new list
> admin(gotta fix that!:-), a lot of lists don't have descriptions, are
> sporting those bloody annoying [listname] subject prefixes, etc. I'm
> spending tonight on cleanup patrol.
> Also- archives are hosed. Big time. Long story, sad ending. We have
> backups but the tape drive isn't doing a very good job of reading
> them- if you have a big heart, work for a data recovery company or
> have access to a DDS3 drive in excellent condition mechanism-wise that
> you can lend us for a bit, please drop Dan a line(dans at audifans.com).
> Well, not right this second, because his mail's not working on the new
> box yet we think <grin>.
> Oh, and the marketplace needs to be moved I think- same for the
> registry. Mark's been talking about something new+sparkly, we'll see
> what he's got(patience, grasshopper.)
> What's new:
> -faster server.
> -exciting new Mailman interface features. Check out your preferences
> page. Honest. Really. Not make-your-night kinda stuff, but nice
> regardless. Its kinda, 'make your hour' stuff.
> -faster server.
> -better bounce detection and simpler rules for auto-removal(list
> admins can now tell if you unsubbed, or the system unsubbed you,
> etc). If you bounce for more than 5 days, you get unsubbed
> automatically, thems the breaks. Just join up when you've sorted out
> your email :-). The system now also employs some wonderfully fancy
> magic to nearly guarantee Mailman will be able to figure out bounce
> messages, which will be a godsend for us list admins- there are some
> horribly broken, evil mail servers out there :-)
> -did I mention, faster server? As in, 100mhz sparc processor to 3ghz
> P4? As in, 5x the ram? Etc. Oh, and we won't be running out of disk
> space any time soon.
> -delegation of moderation. Listadmins can now set a separate
> moderate-only password and recruit people to help approve/process
> moderation items(I will be doing this for 200q20v, that's for sure!)
> -oh yeah. Faster server. Watch those mailman UI pages load at
> lightning speed, baby!
> Dan's off chasing a fuzzy yellow ball with a frying pan, but I'm
> cleaning up stuff as I run across it. List admins, please drop Dan or
> I a line, need to arrange list passwords for you, help you fix your
> options(I picked what I think are sensible defaults, and will correct
> what I notice tonight etc.), help you cope with all the extra options,
> If you come across a problem, please hold back until tomorrow
> afternoon so we can get a chance to sort things out. Problems that
> still exist after that are fair game to harass us about...
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