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Re: Q: List Policy

On 11/15/08 22:26, Patrick Wiseman wrote:
On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 11:09 PM, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. <
bss03@volumehost.net> wrote:

On Saturday 15 November 2008, "Patrick Wiseman" <pwiseman@gmail.com> wrote
about 'Re: Q: List Policy':
On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 5:04 PM, Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net>
On 11/15/08 13:43, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:
I was fairly sure that the policy for this list, and most of the
Debian mailing lists was to NOT CC the poster in replies unless they
requested it. Is that correct?

 I only ask because I've been getting a lot of CCs recently and I

Gmail.  It's Evil.
How so?  When I reply to an email to this list, gmail presumes I want to
reply to the sender.  I simply change the return address to the list.  I
manage several forums on which I set Reply-To to the forum address; gmail
respects that.  If there's a problem here, it's not gmail.
http://woozle.org/~neale/papers/reply-to-still-harmful.html-- the body of
which should actually be read after reading the first two references.

Oh, please.  What the heck do you know about the forums I manage?

Forums (fora?) "live" on web servers. Why should they care about Reply-To?

                                                                   I wasn't
suggesting that Debian forums should set reply-to that way.  I was merely
pointing out that misdirected replies are not gmail's fault, but the user's.

Oh, and you might want to check out
http://www.mindspring.com/~pwiseman/reply-to.html - there's more than one

The most common MUAs (and all webmail) don't allow Reply-to to be set to anything other than what the application thinks it should be.

Reply-to-list gives the human the option of replying back to the list or directly to another human. *That* is respecting the user.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

If you don't agree with me, you are worse than Hitler!!!

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