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Re: Gergely and Wouter: on the need of becoming a DPL

On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 09:22:48AM +0000, Neil McGovern wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 02:50:59AM +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > > Is there any other policies that you disagree with,
> > 
> > No.
> > 
> > > and would you be looking to change any of these as DPL?
> > 
> > Not without first trying to achieve consensus.
> > 
> I'm slightly confused by my being copied in to your reply then - do you
> feel it appropriate to ignore policies you disagree with 

One of the reasons I find that policy wrong is because it requires
manual action from me to make sure I actually do follow it -- through
reconfiguring my mail client, remembering to use "list reply" in mutt
rather than "reply all", or by manually removing whoever is in Cc from
the mail.

I've never bothered to search through the mutt manual for the
information I would need to do the first, and the second just isn't in
my fingers. I try to remember to do the third, but I often forget.

In other words, it wasn't on purpose (it never is). Sorry 'bout that.

(FWIW, though this is getting more and more off-topic, another reason
why I think it's a bad policy is because by requesting that people make
their mail clients do something else than the defaults, you make it
harder to respect the wishes of people explicitly asking to be copied on
replies. It wouldn't be the first time that I see a thread on one of our
mailinglists where people explicitly say "please Cc, I'm not
subscribed", only to be removed from Cc two or three mails down the

> and/or what would you do if you found the rest of the project out of
> step with your view of what the project should be doing?

Probably keep doing what I'm doing now.

The volume of a pizza of thickness a and radius z can be described by
the following formula:

pi zz a

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