monthly reminder and welcome message

Bug #265629 reported by Gteschl on 2002-04-13
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GNU Mailman
Medium
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Bug Description

The welcome message will tell you that you get a monthly
reminder even if this feature is disabled.

[http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=543389&group_id=103&atid=100103]

Narusso-users (narusso-users) wrote :

There are three levels where monthly reminders can
be turned off:

per-user -- subscribeack.html template accomodates
this:

 Normally, Mailman will remind you of your
%(host_name)s
 mailing list passwords once every month, although
you
 can disable this if you prefer.

per-site -- If the site administrator turns off
monthly

reminders he can also change the text in
subscribeack.html
to reflect the policy.

per-list -- If a list administrator turns off
monthly

reminders, he has no way to reflect this in the
welcome
message. A caring site administrator could of course
add
an addition caveat to subscribeack.html:

 Normally, Mailman will remind you of your
%(host_name)s

 mailing list passwords once every month, although
you
 can disable this if you prefer. In addition,
the
 administrator of each list may decide to turn off
these
 notices.

Per-list customizations of the welcome message
would

probably require a huge overhaul, right? For now, I
think
it's sufficient to let the site administrator modify
the
template if necessary.

NB templates/convert.html also refers to monthly
password

reminders.

Barry Warsaw (barry) wrote :

Your right that changing this to make it automatic would be
too large of an overhaul. It may be possible if/when we
adopt a better templating system.

For now, site administrators can override templates on a
per-list basis and that should be good enough.

Gteschl (gteschl) wrote :

I am not sure you understand my request. If the list admin
disables the monthly reminder message, all new members will
still get a welcome message saying that they *will* get a
monthly reminder.

It looks like the templates cannot handle "if" constructs,
so probably the message should be changed to "you will get
a monthly reminder if the admin has turned this on".

I know I can do this for my lists, but I figured this makes
sense for others as well.

BTW: The version I use (2.0.8) does not allow to set this
option on a per user basis.

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