forum <-> ML gateway

Maxim Dounin mdounin at
Sun Apr 25 05:19:41 MSD 2010


On Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 09:59:46AM -0400, Jim Ohlstein wrote:

> On 4/24/10 9:18 AM, Maxim Dounin wrote:


> >Here is recent example I've happen to find in russian mailing
> >list.  Forum thread:
> >
> >,75571,75571#msg-75571
> >
> >And here is coresponding one in mailing list archive (with 4 extra
> >messages):
> >
> >
> >
> The four "extra" messages are there. They were placed in separate threads.
> This is a known issue with parsing non-Latin characters. It doesn't
> happen often in English forum, if ever, and only occasionally in the
> Russian forum. Since I don't read the Russian mailing list/forum, I


I don't really understand how parsing non-Latin characters is 
related to threading.  It should be done based on matching 
Message-Id and In-Reply-To/References headers, which are 

If it's done based on Subject for some unknown reason - it should 
be just changed to do correct Message-Id/In-Reply-To matching 

> >And in some cases messages are actually available in forum but
> >disappear after reply in forum.
> Sorry Maxim, but this is impossible. A post can only "disappear" if
> it is specifically deleted by myself. Sometimes *new* posts and


Here it is:,64648

The following message was there (and was replied by Sergey in the 
same forum thread), but disappeared after reply:

Here is Sergey's reply:,64648,64889#msg-64889

And here is his question ("Strange, your previous post 

Maxim Dounin

p.s.  And, BTW, another problem which may be seen in the same 
thread and very annoying: forum-to-maillist gateway skips things 
like "[alert]" while they are happily rendered in the forum itself.  
In extreme cases it munges regexps posted via forum to something 
different but still valid.  

Most likely it tries to skip bbcodes, but looks like it does it 
wrong and this causes more harm than good.  Could you please 
either fix it or just switch off this bbcode removal?

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