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Huji Lee
Hello,

I'm asking this here per advice from Cary Bass.

I would like to request an enhancement in the checkuser-l mailing list,
which would allow searching the topics and/or contents of archived mails for
specific terms. This is particularly useful on this mailing list, because
CUs frequently need to check the archives to review previous information
about IPs and socks.

I'm aware that our mailing lists are running on Mailman 2.1.9 (which is NOT
the latest version [1]). Having checked their website I'm sure such search
functionality IS NOT available in mailman, nor through a plug-in. They
advise using third-party search engines (like Google), but since checkuser-l
is not a public list, Google is not an option. They also suggest using some
patches [2] which are compatible with Pipermail, but whether they are
suitable in our case is beyond my understanding.

I'm sure I'm not the only one asking for this feature. I'd be grateful if
the request was taken into consideration.

Regards,

[1] http://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/index.html
[2] http://wiki.list.org/display/DOC/How+do+I+make+the+archives+searchable
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Re: Checkuser mailing list

Risker
On 19 October 2010 16:22, Huji Lee <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I'm asking this here per advice from Cary Bass.
>
> I would like to request an enhancement in the checkuser-l mailing list,
> which would allow searching the topics and/or contents of archived mails
> for
> specific terms. This is particularly useful on this mailing list, because
> CUs frequently need to check the archives to review previous information
> about IPs and socks.
>
> I'm aware that our mailing lists are running on Mailman 2.1.9 (which is NOT
> the latest version [1]). Having checked their website I'm sure such search
> functionality IS NOT available in mailman, nor through a plug-in. They
> advise using third-party search engines (like Google), but since
> checkuser-l
> is not a public list, Google is not an option. They also suggest using some
> patches [2] which are compatible with Pipermail, but whether they are
> suitable in our case is beyond my understanding.
>
> I'm sure I'm not the only one asking for this feature. I'd be grateful if
> the request was taken into consideration.
>
> Regards,
>
> [1] http://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/index.html
> [2] http://wiki.list.org/display/DOC/How+do+I+make+the+archives+searchable
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Just as a note, and as one of the Checkuser-L mailing list administrators,
I'd request that no action be taken on this request until after there has
been discussion amongst checkusers, the list administrators, and likely WMF
staff as well.  Thanks

Risker/Anne
(English Wikipedia checkuser and one of the Checkuser-L list administrators)
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Re: Checkuser mailing list

Casey Brown-5
On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 4:28 PM, Risker <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Just as a note, and as one of the Checkuser-L mailing list administrators,
> I'd request that no action be taken on this request until after there has
> been discussion amongst checkusers, the list administrators, and likely WMF
> staff as well.  Thanks

If this change were implemented, it would be done to all of our
mailing lists and not just a specific one, so individual discussions
approving it for one list wouldn't need to happen.

There's actually a bug about this already:
<https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17390>

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Casey Brown
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