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Reply to links in email sent from Announcement-Only Group


Mark Murphy
 

Why would there be Reply To Group, Reply To Sender, and New Topic links in the footer of messages from an announcement-only group? As expected, if I reply, a failure message is returned:

500: This is an announcement group and you do not have permission to post to it.

I couldn't find discussion of this in Beta or this forum and wonder if it would be worth a beta suggestion to remove these links for announcement-only groups.


 

On Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 08:30 PM, Mark Murphy wrote:
wonder if it would be worth a beta suggestion to remove these links for announcement-only groups.
To me this looks more like a bug than a suggestion; the code that generates the digest doesn't check for/doesn't respect that setting.  But a suggestion would also work, either way, yes.

Cheers,
Christos


 

Mark,

Why would there be Reply To Group, Reply To Sender, and New Topic
links in the footer of messages from an announcement-only group?
Most likely because the code that generates the footer (individual as well as digest) doesn't have a check for that setting.

I would call that an oversight, except... those links could still be of use to moderators & owners who reply by email.

If you make a #suggestion in beta, perhaps include the refinement that the exclusion of those links should only apply to messages sent to members with the Role of Member (rather than Moderator or Owner).

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ro-esp
 

On Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 02:30 AM, Mark Murphy wrote:


Why would there be Reply To Group, Reply To Sender, and New Topic links in the
footer of messages from an announcement-only group? As expected, if I reply, a
failure message is returned:

500: This is an announcement group and you do not have permission to post to
it.
looks like an oversight


I couldn't find discussion of this in Beta or this forum and wonder if it
would be worth a beta suggestion to remove these links for announcement-only
groups.
yes, sure

Another thing though... announcement-group may not be the best name for it. There are announcement-groups, aka groups that ban discussion, in which all members/subscribers can post announcements

groetjes/ĝis, Ronaldo


Jeremy Harrison
 

Having just set up an "announcement only group", a couple of related issues:

While I have edited the welcome message to remove references to posting, the "You are now a member!" page (in response to joining via web) includes a 'To post to the group, send an e-mail to ...' line. I would suggest that it should not.

Similarly, for non-moderators, perhaps the 'Post' Group Email Address should be omitted from the home page.

Thoughts? (Before I just append to Mark's #suggestion on beta)

Jeremy