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Re: mailing list behavior [was: some general help needed]

From: Matej Tyc
Subject: Re: mailing list behavior [was: some general help needed]
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 17:17:56 +0200

I agree to the fact that it is smart. However, I suggest that people are
informed about this (maybe unusual) behaviour in their confirmation
letter. Can it be done?

On Sun, 2008-08-17 at 13:46 -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
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> According to Matej Tyc on 8/17/2008 12:06 PM:
> > btw: Posts have "wrong" header in the way that when one replies to them, 
> > one will ommit the mailing list. 
> > I have received replies that went only to me and I made that mistake as 
> > well.
> > Other mailing lists usually behave differently...
> > So what do you think of this behavior?
> The current behavior is intentional, and is generally the behavior of most
> of the GNU lists.  See this link:
>  The idea is that you
> should get in the habit of hitting 'reply-to-all' if you want to reply to
> the list; if the sender is also on the list, then they can manipulate the
> Reply-to of their original post, or use the list subscription settings to
> avoid receiving duplicates.  I'm not likely to change the list behavior
> any time soon.
> While we're on the topic of list behavior, it is preferable to avoid
> top-posting.  It is easier to read an isolated mail in the archive if it
> contains appropriate context in reading order, rather than replies on top
> of the text being responded to.
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