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Re: duplicates [was Re: UNSUBSCRIBE]

On Mon, 18 Feb 2002 10:20:21 -0600, Alex Malinovich wrote:

>On Mon, 2002-02-18 at 03:24, Hans Ekbrand wrote:
>> Me too. I might be silly, but I almost get upset when I recieve an
>> unrequested copy sent directly to me.
>I've been used to it for quite a while. 90% of the mailing lists I've
>ever been to are always set up like this. Though I'll agree it would
>make more sense to put the list in the To: and the recipient in the Cc:,
>it would still result in two copies. The only good way to get around

I suggested this in the original thread, not to eliminate the duplicate,
but to make it easier to do so.  A simple delete of the cc: line would
do it.  On the other hand, if Joe sends me and a few others a message,
he definitely needs to be copied when I 'reply to all.'

>this while making sure that people who haven't subscribed to the list
>still get the replies would be to use a check every time a message is
>sent to the list. If the sender isn't subscribed, his name would be
>placed on the Cc: list, and if he is, it would just go to the list.
>But since that doesn't seem to be in very widespread use, the best
>solution is just to get used to getting duplicates every once in a
>while. :)

It strikes me as the polite thing to avoid duplicates when you can.  Why
annoy people if you don't have to?

Yes I fear I am living beyond my mental means--Nash

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