[Novalug] reply etiquette
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Mon Nov 9 20:26:29 EST 2009
On Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 06:01:18PM -0500, greg pryzby wrote:
> On 11/09/2009 05:42 PM, Bryan Seitz wrote:
> > Jon,
> > IMO Mailman should be configured by default to direct the reply to the list and
> > make messages come from the list. I agree that in most cases, replying either
> > to the poster OR to the list is the desired protocol.
> Well, that is a very hot topic and was discussed in the past (I think on
> this list and I know on other lists).
> What is being 'accepted as normal' is reply is to the poster (not list)
> and requiring the responder to pick to respond to list if that is
> desired. The number of times that keeps traffic down or a personal aside
> making it to the list is worth the effort.
'accepted as normal' by whom? Any list I've been on where the topic has
been raised has favored 'respond to list so it gets archived and is available
> > On Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 05:20:35PM -0500, Jon LaBadie wrote:
> >> When reading a mailing list, my mail reader, mutt,
> >> has separate commands that allow me to reply to the
> >> list only, the poster only, or both. Personally I
> >> see no reason to reply to both the list and the poster.
> >> Yet others must, as replies to my postings are regularly
> >> addressed to both the list and myself.
> >> Am I alone in the opinion that replying to one or the other
> >> is most appropriate? What do others feel about the
> >> practice of replying to both the list and individual?
> >> Jon
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