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Re: Debian WWW CVS commit by joy: webwml/english/CD/vendors adding-form.wml

On Tue, Apr 17, 2007 at 01:47:12AM +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 14, 2007 at 01:44:37PM +0200, Richard Atterer wrote:
> > * Your form does not make a distinction between CDs and DVDs. vendors.CD 
> > has a <cdtype> and <dvdtype> distinction, although it's not used much. But 
> > IMHO, not distinguishing between different media on our vendor page is 
> > fine! (Same goes for <VendorRelease>.)
> I modelled the form page (adding-form) after the instructions page (adding),
> so if you think that those should be added, why not commit it to the
> original page?

Well, IMHO it's fine if this information is not listed on our page...

> > I'm interested! :)
> I'd be happy to add you to the cdvendors alias, just send me the 
> preferred address.

Please use atterer@d.o - thanks!

> > If the others don't mind the "CD vendor spam" too much, maybe we could keep 
> > using debian-www for this? (Or debian-cd, or another public mailing list.)
> Well, the problem here is e-mail spam. Even if we do publish the sales
> e-mail address legally, we don't tell people that their submission From:
> address will also end up in the public list archive even if it is different
> from the sales address.

There will be no submission "From:" if people use the web form. 
Additionally, you can antispamify the address in the body of the mail, e.g. 
by replacing the @ with a space.

> I hear you on the "select club" issue. Currently, the mails are received 
> at master and archived at www-master, and that machine isn't available to 
> all developers to log into - AFAIR? This way, someone needs to be both a 
> developer and has to request the login privilege over there in order to 
> read the old mailbox which is located at 
> /org/www.debian.org/mail/cdvendors Are those two hurdles too much?

IMHO, yes. I didn't know where to find the cdvendors mbox, nor that there 
was an archive at all.

I think it's more likely that someone else picks up the job if they are a 
regular debian-www subscriber and see lots of unprocessed vendor requests. 

*shrug* But you could also make the submission script output a message 
which tells the submitter to contact debian-www@l.d.o if their request is 
not processed within a week or two.



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