I was successfully able to create a list and I'm currently waiting for it to propogate through the web (we'll see what happens after that...), configured my site options, and altered the HTML pages that were made available to me. Thanks again for you help!
QUESTION: Is there any documentation on Mailman that is geared more towards a remote website host that doesn't really have deep access to the server? I can't seem to locate any decent help files other then the complex technobabble-oriented stuff for Mailman developers, Python-related stuff, and server-installation info, which I don't THINK applies to me... and the Mailman users group list also seems to be relegated to server ops.
I'd LIKE to be able to alter the appearance of my list output... in fact, I'd like to custom design the appearance of the ENTIRE list. Can this be done either directly (the HTML pages offered for alteration in the General Options section are insufficient), or can I filter the output to my site somehow?
As per your request:
My confusion in setting up my discussion list was mainly due to the error given at the top of the Admin Links page. Before I received an email stating that it would take a few days for the list to propogate through the web, this page reported "No such list anything-goes-jaranth.com". This led me to think that I'd done something wrong, so I immediately destroyed the list I'd just made!
However, my strongest suggestion would definitely be that someone take the time to hack together, for the average user, at least SOME clear definition of what Mailman is, does, and could do. I'm positive that more of Dreamhost's website clients would opt for this service if there was some clear information. I realize that Mailman is GNU, so layperson's docs are hard to come by, but...