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2000\03\16@183434 by jamesnewton

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BTY, did we forget to mention that the PICList has another new admin? Mike
Werner has kindly agreed to devote his "other spare time" after classes to
the list and apply his strange and wonderful talent for reading and
understanding convoluted documentation to the list server manuals.

In fact, he has already succeeded (with some help from the list server god)
where Mark and I failed by figuring out how to update the message the new
members receive when subscribing to the list.

The piclist.com home page in text format (which is also the monthly FAQ
admin post) is now automatically emailed to every person who joins the list.
Hopefully, this will do a better job than the (very dry) default message
that was being sent of telling people how to "unsubscribble" and be polite
on the list.

Thanks Mike.

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2000\03\17@060329 by paulb

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James Newton wrote:

> In fact, he has already succeeded (with some help from the list server
> god) where Mark and I failed by figuring out how to update the message
> the new members receive when subscribing to the list.

 Does this skill extend to updating the message received when a message
is posted more than once to the list, so as to remove the present
gobbledegook and state simply that the message has been received twice,
due to some error, possibly due to an echo, but *UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES*
to even *consider* posting it again?
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       Paul B.

2000\03\17@163017 by Mike Werner

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On Fri, Mar 17, 2000 at 10:02:38PM +1100, Paul B. Webster VK2BZC wrote:
> James Newton wrote:
>
> > In fact, he has already succeeded (with some help from the list server
> > god) where Mark and I failed by figuring out how to update the message
> > the new members receive when subscribing to the list.
>
>   Does this skill extend to updating the message received when a message
> is posted more than once to the list, so as to remove the present
> gobbledegook and state simply that the message has been received twice,
> due to some error, possibly due to an echo, but *UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES*
> to even *consider* posting it again?

I'm working on it.  But so far it seems that particular setting is
either:
a) Hardcoded into the server (which I doubt) or
b) Done at the site level, which we don't have access to

So far I have yet to discover where settings for that item are, or
even what the *name* of the setting is.  This is the first I've delved
into the site documentation, so I'm still feeling my way through those.

And I must say that I agree on the default messages - they aren't
exactly the clearest are they? ::grin:: But then they are written so as
to be quite generic.

I'll keep digging - hopefully I'll uncover the solution to this one
before too long.
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