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[leafnode-list] Re: Duplicate posting to a moderated group

On 2009-06-22, Matthias Andree wrote:

> Am 20.06.2009, 20:53 Uhr, schrieb Adam Funk <a24061@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>:

>> I decided to do this and it fixed the problem, but now I have a
>> question: how does leafnode 2 decide how to flag a group if it gets
>> conflicting information from the upstream servers?  I suspect that my
>> problem started when I switched from leafnode 1 to 2 (using the same
>> servers) but I'm not certain.
> To some extent, it's a leafnode-2 specific problem, in that leafnode-1
> doesn't care a bit for the moderator status of groups. Leafnode-1 posts
> once to the first server that has the group, and that's it. Leafnode-2
> posts to all servers that (a) have the gruop and (b) until the article
> appears. Now, "article appears" doesn't work for moderated groups, because
> moderation introduces delays. Now, to avoid spamming the moderators, we
> need to change to a "post once" (or mail, if we know the moderator)
> approach.
> WRT reconciliation of conflicting flags, it just doesn't happen. First
> match wins - where first match is vaguely defined here, as the schedule
> for re-querying active files is not fixed and can vary with availability
> and errors encountered during the conversations; but "first match" should
> work for a fetchnews -f run when all servers are reachable.

I thought it was something like that; thanks for clarifying.

> I'm not sure if it's possible to solve this with sort of "status
> precedence" - which one is "more correct" or "more likely correct"?
> Moderated or Open posting groups? I don't think this is solvable without
> human interaction.

Does leafnode-2 generate any warnings (that I failed to see) about
conflicting flags?

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