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Re: Private copies of list replies (Was: Re: buildd and experimental)



On Sat, Mar 04, 2006 at 01:31:31AM +0000, MJ Ray wrote:
> Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>
> > On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 10:12:58AM +0000, MJ Ray wrote:
> > > I'm sure it's possible, but I think encouraging that broken
> > > non-standard header is a bad idea. It is not that hard for
> > > people to control their mail clients correctly IMO. 
> > 
> > You say "broken header" without explaining why, as if this is common
> > knowledge, but I've never heard of any problems with it; you're the
> > only person I've ever heard call it "broken".
>
> [...]
>
> Haven't you ever considered a "MFT: dev-null" or worse?
> 
> > It's currently the only common way for a sender to express his preference:
> 
> Nonsense. Ask explicitly in the body. Don't hide it in the header.

Problem with that is that the person needing the CC will not get all
messages in the rest of the thread.  Only on direct replies this
request will be preserved, after that the request could be easily
stipped by accident.  Machines are much better at remembering these
things and writing them down every time.  This leads to a header imho,
whether that be MFT or some other sort of "public-reply-to" I'm not
fussed, but MFT seems like the closest we get currently.

Regards
Floris

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