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[Pan-devel] Re: Re: Pan in Fedora Extras

From: Duncan
Subject: [Pan-devel] Re: Re: Pan in Fedora Extras
Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2005 01:58:38 -0700
User-agent: Pan/ (As She Crawled Across the Table)

Jim Henderson posted <address@hidden>,
excerpted below,  on Thu, 08 Dec 2005 19:11:32 -0700:

> On Thu, 08 Dec 2005 16:49:41 -0800, Michael A. Peters wrote:
>> On Thu, 2005-12-08 at 11:42 -0700, Jim Henderson wrote:
>>> Actually, I wonder how many use the "Reply by e-mail" and "forward via
>>> e-mail" options....I've never actually used them myself, since the
>>> benefit in my usage is for everyone to share knowledge in the
>>> newsgroups...
>> There have been a couple times I have received e-mails that way, and
>> they typically weren't beneficial to the group - would have been off
>> topic to the thread and group.
> I guess a lot of that depends on the group in question.  The groups I tend
> to visit generally don't meet that criteria.
> But if it's only an occasionally used feature, it would seem to me that
> it's a lower priority to "fix" than something else unless someone's
> submitting a patch for it...

I agree with both cases.  As you see, I have "list replies preferred" in
my sig, but there are times when an off-list/off-group reply is more
appropriate, and having the ability to do so when using PAN, either on a
conventional group, or thru gmane's list2news gateway (which I use for all
my lists including this one), is functionality I'd definitely miss if it
were absent.

Still, as you say, it's rightly somewhat lower priority than to-newsgroup
reply functionality.

BTW, as someone else mentioned, the quote-forwarded behavior of PAN is
REALLY broken.  Forwarded shouldn't be quoted, unless as a separate menu
choice.  Code snippet breakage isn't a huge problem here, because when
I forward, it's usually simply to my mail account, which is where I
archive stuff I don't want to lose, and for that, quoting a code snippet
isn't a big deal as I can unquote it if necessary later, but it's /still/
broken behavior, whether it's a serious inconvenience for me, or not.

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
"Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman in

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