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Re: [OT] svn-user Reply To Header was Re: repositories and backups...

From: Kevin Williams <kevin_w69_at_hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-05-27 17:57:55 CEST

Amen. That article pissed me off because it makes inflammatory statements
saying people who don't have the same preference are unreasonable,
irresponsible, and even "brain-dead". >:( The author's "Principle of Least
Work" argument is completely invalid because it's a lot more work to edit
the "To" and "CC" fields to actually reply only to the list. The only valid
argument I see in this article is that replying to the author of a list
message becomes difficult. Some lists are a "group CC" environment where
direct person-to-person communication is more common. Others are
"communicate through the list". IMHO this list is the latter and would be
best served by reply-to munging.

It's a matter of taste. The author is accustomed to replying to all and
doesn't mind getting 1++ replies to his posts. I do. Perhaps if the list
moderator(s) find a majority of subscribers have the same preference I do,
they will change it.

>From: John Peacock <jpeacock@rowman.com>
>CC: users@subversion.tigris.org
>Subject: Re: [OT] svn-user Reply To Header was Re: repositories and
>Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 11:07:32 -0400
>Patrick Burleson wrote:
>>That link provides a pretty strong argument. Although having to
>>remember to delete the original sender's mail address seems like more
>>thinking than necessary. And as the first link mentions, that person
>>if forever stuck getting two of those messages. I guess it's a matter
>>of choosing the lesser of two evils.
>The first link suggests Mail-Followup-To as a suitable alternative; I
>understand a few MUA's actually support it, too. ;) The problem with Dan
>Bernstein is that even when he is clearly right, he has usually pissed off
>so many people by that time that the "best" solution gets ignored because
>of the personalities involved.
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