why don't you use the web archives of mailman?
Or have a daily digest sent by mail... The Mailinglists supports daily digest instead of single-messeging...
The pluto guys have some kind of a "MasterUsers" Table and are provisioning other systems from it. I'm thinking about a "simple sign on" system with ldap backend. We then could feed the wiki, sqlCVS, mantis and more to come from there.
I guess you mean something like an openID-System for the developers community ? I don't know about the current forum and mantis and so on, but phpbb does support it.
I guess, it wasn't too bad to have a known forum-admin as well as mantis. For the trac-environment and mailinglist, there is a maintainer with root that we know exists and cares as well as there have been admins promoted for the wiki, but a moderator on the forum could split this topic for example. So that is a real need for both, the forum and mantis.
What i wonder about if we should give every user a unique installation id. Its "1" for now...
I definately prefer a non-IDed version of LinuxMCE. If someone wants to be registered and unique, they may of course get a different one, but from the privacy perspective and data-protection we cannot give everyone a unique ID. We would start joining M$ with their policy but without their (official) reason they have of preventing piracy.