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RE: Replying to the users of users@subversion.tigris.org

From: Gale, David <David.Gale_at_Hypertherm.com>
Date: 2006-10-30 15:31:33 CET

Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> That comment was about the suggestion that you apparently didn't (or
> didn't mean to) make: putting the mailing list in the From: field.
> The question about whether replies default to the list or the author
> is different. I like Karl Fogel's writeup on it:
> http://producingoss.com/html-chunk/mailing-lists.html#reply-to
> and agree with him. Not everyone does, and I guess you don't.
> So I'd suggest separating these two issues: just about everyone would
> agree that tagging the subject line is a reasonable idea. Lots of
> people think changing Reply-to is a bad idea. It's the first of these
> that would fix your main problem, so why confuse the issue by asking
> for both?

Sure. Of course, if the reply/reply all dichotomy isn't to be changed,
perhaps it would be appropriate for the list to add a "footer" to each
e-mail, reminding users to use reply all to keep conversations on the
list. What do you think of that suggestion?


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