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Re: List Ettiquette

Kevin Ross wrote: 

> > From: Eduardo M KALINOWSKI [mailto:eduardo@kalinowski.com.br] 
> > Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2009 2:07 PM
> > 
> > Jason C. Wells wrote:  
> > > Is it customary here to CC both respondents and the list,   
> > or just the   
> > > list?  In BSD-land we CC every individual in a discussion   
> > plus the list.  
> > >     
> > 
> > Just the list. (After all, the purpose of the mailing list software is
> > to distribute e-mails to those who want them, so no need to do that
> > manually.)
> > 
> > http://www.debian.org/MailingLists/#codeofconduct  
> How come the list software makes it a hassle to reply to just the list?  The
> CoC specifically states:
> "When replying to messages on the mailing list, do not send a carbon copy
> (CC) to the original poster unless they explicitly request to be copied."
> If this is official Debian policy, then why don't they set the Reply-To
> header to be the list?

Aw, crap, here we go again :-(

> As it is now, every time I reply, I have to manually edit the addressee
> list.  Hitting Reply only goes to the original poster. Reply All goes to the
> poster and the list.

That's because you have a broken mail client. It should have separate buttons
or key bindings for reply-sender and reply-list.

This debate had been done, something like a billion times. It is the way it is,
that's it.

There are plenty of discussions of this issue you can read through, in fact
it's happened at least three times on this list since I joined just a year or
so ago.


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