E-mail notification for wiki edits

John Bailey rekkanoryo at rekkanoryo.org
Thu Dec 23 22:28:00 EST 2010

On 12/23/2010 10:07 PM, Stu Tomlinson wrote:
> Is there any benefit to overloading an existing list with this rather
> than create a new list for it? I would prefer not to have this traffic
> added to the commits list, I don't read the tickets list so wouldn't
> mind if it was added to that but I suspect a new list for it might be
> more appropriate.

The wiki edit traffic is actually relatively low (usually about 30-50 edits per
month).  This is why I wanted to stuff it on an existing list.  I suggested
putting it on the commits list only because it could be argued that submitting a
wiki edit in trac is analogous to making a commit to mtn.

I prefer adding it to the tracker at pidgin.im list.  This is mainly because it
would require absolutely no additional configuration to anything--once I
configure the proper source and destination addresses for the plugin, no one
will have to approve its posts to the tracker list.  Yes, I'm admitting to being

We could create a new list if it's desired; somehow I suspect I would be the
only person to subscribe to it, though.  My main intent here is the hope that
someone will catch any spam edits sooner so we can kill the page revision.

For the record, tracker at pidgin.im has only 50 subscribers, 24 of which are on
gmail, and 8 of them I recognize as our fellow developers.  Why our tracker list
is attractive to so many non-developers is beyond me.


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