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HyperNews Issues

Introduction

These issues are being discussed with experts from CERN/IT.
New issues can be sent to Stephen Haywood.

Issues

Suspending Subscriptions


Date: 19 Jun 2008
Who: Ricardo Goncalo
Link:
Description: Would be nice if one can suspend posting from subscribed forums, for example while on holiday.
Status: Reject in light of probably migration from HN

Postings to several Forums


Date: 2 Jun 2008
Who: Steve Goldfarb
Link:
Description: Would be nice if one can subscribe to a list when looking at a message in that list or the list of scubsribers.
Status: Reject in light of probably migration from HN

Postings to several Forums


Date: 6 Feb 2008
Who: Stephen Haywood
Link:
Description: Postings to more than one Forum often (but not always?) fail.
Status: Terry Hung is trying to fix this.

Undelivered Mails


Date: 3 Aug 2007
Who: Stephen Haywood
Link:
Description: What do we do with undelivered mails (server down, inbox full, person left) ? They are pain for HN-Admin. Who tackles this and at what point do they remove someone ?
Status: This is associated with removing people from HN (unsubscribe from all Forums; unregister). After a day or so, Stephen chases these up.

Membership


Date: 3 Aug 2007
Who: Dario Barberis
Link:
Description: There is no connection to CERN member Dbase. This affects security (while may need ATLAS/AFS account to register, affiliation may change) and excludes removing people who have left.
Status: 16 Nov 2007: see Stefan's mail.

Requested Features which are unlikely to be satisfied

Restricted Forums


Date:
Who: Stephen Haywood & others
Link:
Description: Needed for lists such as CB, etc.
Status: Not part of HN philosophy. See FAQ.

Transfer of Simba Mailing Lists


Date:
Who: Steve Goldfarb & others
Link:
Description: To ensure users are subsribed.
Status: Not part of HN philosophy. See FAQ.

Subscribing Other People


Date:
Who: Stephen Haywood
Link:
Description: (Related to above) It would be nice if conveners could subscribe other people totheir lists ... need to understand a person's identifier.
Status: Not part of HN philosophy.

Resolved or Abandonned Issues

Follow-up Count


Date: 11 Jul 2007
Who: Charlie Young
Link: HN
Description: Count for number of Follow-ups to a posting is wrong.
Status: Fixed by Terry Hung on 10/12/07.

Search Failure


Date: 15 Jun 2007
Who: Andrea Gaponenko
Link: 15Jun07.txt
Description: Search does not always work.
Also: Olya Igonkina reports problems on 27 Jul 2007; Frank Winklmeier reports problems on 8 Aug 2007; Asoka de Silva reports problems on 18 Oct 2007.
Status: 3/12/07: Fixed by Terry Hung.

Postings with v-card


Date: 19 Nov 2007
Who: Isabel Trigger, Asoka de Silva
Link: https://hypernews.cern.ch/HyperNews/Atlas/get/hnTest/162/1.html
Description: If someone uses a v-card when posting to HN, the message is duplicated in the body.
Status: 3/12/07: Fixed by Terry Hung.

Requests through Simba


Date: 20 Jul 2007
Who: Stephen Haywood
Link: Haywood mail; sent 20 Jul 07
Description: Users request HN access from Simba.
Status: I request Yves dirrects messages to himself or me; response is "go through HN". Assume done.

Shared Forums


Date: 11 Jul 2007
Who: Eilam Gross
Link:
Description: Can we have shared Forums with CMS ?
Status: Stefan Rosier is interacting with Eilam. The need for this semes to have gone for the time being, so not being pursued.

Slow Postings


Date: 9 Aug 2007
Who: Sara Strandberg
Link: sara.txt
Description: Takes a long time before postings appear. Dario has complained in the past.
Status: 9 Aug 2007: Pete Elmer says that if people post from a non-registered email address, the posting goes into a spam folder; he rescues these but this takes some time.

"Broken" Forums


Date: 17 Jul 2007
Who: Eilam Gross
Link:
Description: Some postings have disappeared following move of HN to new machine.
Also: Ivo Gough Eschrich and Rolf Seuster (mailing to HN Feedback is not visible!).
Status: Stefan Rosier says can be seen by clicking on "inline depth" "1" or "All". Investigations are on-going. Appears to be fixed by 26 Jul 2007 (unclear why).

Mailing Policy


Date: 20 Jul 2007
Who: Rolf Seuster
Link:
Description: Can't one allow postings from all CERN accounts ?
Status: No - a lot of spam puports to be from CERN. But can register for multiple email addresses.

Attachments


Date: 13 Jul 2007
Who: Sebastien Binet
Link: HN
Description: Cannot attach Python files.
Status: Discuss with Pete Elmer (20/7/07). Can only attach certain files, such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, html, png, postscript, pdf. Cannot attach scripts such as perl, python because these can potential cause problems.

Mods to Help Pages


Date: 4 Jul 2007
Who: Stephen Haywood
Link:
Description: Who modifies https://hypernews.cern.ch/HyperNews/Atlas/top.pl ?
Status: Pete can.

Lost Postings


Date: 2 Jul 2007
Who: David Malon
Link: Savannah
Description: Postings fail to appear in some Forums.
Status: Pete looked and coundn't find this.


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