Re: call for a vote -- should debian-user mailing list replies go to author or to list?
Brian Kimball wrote:
Marc Wilson wrote:
On Wed, Aug 24, 2005 at 06:05:21PM +1000, charlie wrote:
Am new here, but think that reply to list is standard on all Linux
You'd be wrong. Dead wrong.
For all you people who are dead wrong and in denial about it, read this:
And then _please_ realize that you are wasting your breath--the debian
list administrators are waaayyy too smart to listen to your ignorant
pleas. Fix your MUA or get a new one instead of arguing for something
that will never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever happen.
From said document:
Freedom of Choice
Some administrators justify Reply-To munging by saying, "All responses
should go directly to the list anyway." This is arrogant. You should
allow /me/ to decide exactly how I wish to respond to a message.
Yet you would take away from us the right to choose how we want to
reply? "We're right so you should just suck it up and add x key-strokes
or mouse clicks to do what should be a single-click operation"?
As I replied to the other poster, Reply-To-All works both ways. If the
Reply-To header is set to list you get To: <list> CC: <OP> - exactly the
reverse of what happens on a Debian list.
I find your side's evangelical zeal a little grating. If you have a
case, make it without calling those who disagree with you "brain-dead"
and "in denial". I thought there were standards of behaviour on this
list. Apparently, they only apply to those who disagree with you.
And if the list admins are so smart, how come we have all the spam on
these lists? 90% of the spam I get is from the Debian lists...
Respect the elders. Teach the young. Co-operate with the pack.
Play when you can. Hunt when you must. Rest in between.
Share your affections. Voice your opinion. Leave your Mark.