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

Glenn Maynard wrote:

On Sun, Mar 12, 2006 at 07:56:42PM +0000, MJ Ray wrote:
I continue to think that you have not read the DRUMS discussions.
No insult is meant, but you show no signs of having done so.

I read the messages you linked.  They complained that it's not a standard
and asserted, without explanation, that it's better to do it in the body
of the message.  (Obviously, I didn't read the entire threads; like you,
I have limited time--and, for the present, decreasing motivation--to
devote to this topic.)

It's not much extra time messing with headers by pressing
a different reply key, compared with you expecting users of
most mail clients to do hard/impossible header manipulations.

I don't find setting headers hard.
You don't use Thunderbird, Evolution, Kmail,.... most of the GUI based FOSS mail clients.

Apply your expectations to yourself. Don't push the work to handle
your mail client's exceptional support for a non-standard buggy
header onto everyone who requests a CC. It's unacceptable.

It's the other user that wants to be treated special, so it's their
job to make that happen.

Except most mail clients ignore M-F-T anyway, so setting the header doesn't help in a lot of cases.

I frequently post to lists that I am not subscribed to and don't
want a CC for. I either get the messages through a remailer or
another access method (NNTP, web archives later, and so on).
Your proposal does the wrong thing for anyone reading via
linux.* or gmane and probably many others, irrespective of the
usual MFT brokenness.

If you're not subscribed and don't want copies anyway, set your own MFT
header saying so, which would prevent the list from guessing otherwise.
If the user has set MFT explicitly, the list should probably not mess
with it.


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