Mass Subscriptions names

Bug #266440 reported by Jidanni on 2008-01-18
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNU Mailman

Bug Description

Today we look at members/add, Mass Subscriptions.

Please change "Enter one address per line below..."
to "Enter Bob Clodsworth <email address hidden> or just <email address hidden>,
one per line:"

Else no one can guess how to get names in.

P.S., with site language = English, don't dream of entering and UTF-8
or &# 31309 ; stuff. You'll get an error. ASCII is assumed, dangnabit!


Jidanni (jidanni) wrote :

Originator: YES

And even with site language zh_TW, on the mass subscription results page
one sees UTF-8 becomes:

    * &#31309;&#20025;&#23612; <email address hidden>

though apparently internally it is still UTF-8 at evidenced on other

P.S., the zh_TW 'send me my passwd' email sends raw % mess:
  我們歡迎任何問題或建議 ! 請 email 給 %(adminaddr)s.

Jidanni (jidanni) wrote :

Originator: YES

By the way, on the mass subscription page, if one puts addresses both
in the entry box, and in the contents of the file to be read in, one
ends up with at least one garbled address... do warn or catch or say
on the page that it's OK to use both, then process correctly.

I did not test the mass deletions page.

Jidanni (jidanni) wrote :

Originator: YES

Holy moly, on the Mass Subscriptions page, if you leave the notify
administrator box checked, it _really does_ send one notification for
EACH subscriber! Subscribe 50 people, and the administrator gets 50
EMAILs about it, not just one email with the results about all 50

Who knows what pleasure is in store on the mass delete page.

You have my permission to split this off into a separate bug.

Jidanni (jidanni) wrote :

Originator: YES

Yes it's on
but that's no excuse not to mention it on the page itself.

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