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Re: Private copies of list replies

On 13 Mar 2006, Matthias Julius told this:

> Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> writes:
>> It is unacceptable to people who want a CC? They are the ones
>> asking for a favour. If they want  a special treatment, different
>> from the default mailing list policy, either they put that favour
>> request in a manner I am going to respond to, or they do not get a
>> CC. As simple as that.
> And there is nothing wrong with that.  There is no policy that
> requires you to honor this request.  It is your decision.
>> My MUA shall respect MFT headers, so people shall get CC's if
>> they set it. If they say something in the body, since it is not
>> automated, it depends on whether I notice it, and am inclined to do
>> them the favour or not. It's a crap shoot.
> I agree a note in the body is not reliable.  But, MFT isn't neither.
> At least my MUA makes it very easy to follow the request for CC.

        Quite. My MUA makes the former automated, and the latter is
 manually adding a CC, which, while not difficult, is still a manual

> Anyway, how big is the problem?  In the last two weeks I havn't
> noticed any post to the Debian lists I read that requested a private
> CC.

> If you'd like so much for MFT to become widely accepted you should
> lobby for it to become formal standard.

        I really don't care.  I don't ask for private CC's; if I want
 an answer, I join the list, or follow it on gmane, or otherwise do
 not add to the burden of people I am asking help or input from.

        I am just helpfully pointing out to people who want a CC that
 adding a MFT would get them what they want from people with MUA's
 like mine.

QOTD: "Like this rose, our love will wilt and die."
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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