Re: netiquette: CCing on lists
On Tue, 28 Oct 2003 at 19:12 GMT, David Gaudine penned:
> On Tuesday, October 28, 2003, at 01:34 PM, Monique Y. Herman wrote:
> > I believe I have the Mail-Followup-To header set on my outgoing
> > messages, which should be a clue for some readers. (I was told that
> > gmane would translate Mail-Copies-To to Mail-Followup-To
> With this mail program (the default Mac mail program, which I've not
> used much), when I click "reply" it's your address that gets used. I
> manually changed it in my earlier followup (surely you didn't get a CC
> of that.) I don't know if it's because of your headers, the list, or
> with this mail program. Regardless, the clue is not there.
Hrm.. Does debian-user not set the reply-to to the list, or is this my
headers munging it up, I wonder? When you reply to other mailing list
messages, does it use the mailing list address?
> I expect that some people like CCs so that they can see responses to
> their own messages immediately and file away the rest for later, and
> assume that everyone shares their preference. But your sig does seem
> clear enough.
My fiance prefers the CC thing. But then I always knew he had issues =P
> This is exactly the kind of message that I would be tempted to send to
> the individual and not the list, since it doesn't mention Linux
> anywhere, but I couldn't resist your "Pretty please".
That's exactly why I changed my sig to refer only to CCs, not to plain
emails. Getting a personal email is reasonable, although in many cases
personal emails prompted by the list would have been better off going to
the list; getting two copies of the same message is a pain.
You're right; it doesn't mention linux (or, more to the point, debian).
But since most of this CC duplication seems to come from the list, I
thought it reasonable to ask. Besides which, it *could* be construed as
a question about slrn/gmane/MUA settings, in which case I think it
*would* be on-topic.
I probably should have emailed the CCers themselves, but I have long
since deleted those messages.
PLEASE don't CC me. Please. Pretty please with sugar on top.
Whatever it takes, just don't CC me! I'm already subscribed!!