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Re: We can halve volume by not allowing nondevelopers to post

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On 19 Mar 1999 16:40:26 -0500, Ben Pfaff wrote:

>AFAICT that's simply *wrong*.  Currently, if you just `reply', it goes
>to the person who wrote the email, because they're in the To: field.
>You have to use `group reply' to send to the list as well.  Adding a
>Reply-To: would increase list volume, not reduce it.  I don't know
>what mailreader you're using that has the behavior you describe, but
>it doesn't match any mailreader I've ever used.  Certainly not elm,
>rmail, or gnus.

    mutt, pine, any windows reader all act that way.  Again, I state that
people are currently using reply-to-all and not trimming so what makes you
think people will change?

    Let me also point out that the list rules state that CCs are not to be
distributed unless ASKED for yet people don't trim their CC list.  So do you
REALLY think that saying "Hey, novel idea, let's take discussions to
private" is going to work on a group that is unwilling to trim CCs on a list
that shuns it?

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