[ZWeb] Reply-To mailing lists policy
chrism at plope.com
Wed Feb 2 16:12:16 EST 2005
On Wed, 2005-02-02 at 16:00, Jens Vagelpohl wrote:
> On Feb 2, 2005, at 21:53, Chris McDonough wrote:
> > I actually do like the "reply to sender, cc to list" as-is now, if only
> > because when I respond to a list message, and people respond to that,
> > their responses can show up in my Inbox rather than in my zope list
> > folder. It's easier for me to keep track of what's "important" that
> > way, although I think it's exactly what you're complaining about.
> > Remember, though: you do have a killfile. ;-)
> It is the same, but in an inverse way: List mail is never really
> important and gets sorted into folders. I don't want it directly in my
> Inbox, which is for important stuff.
I think if anyone sends me a mail directly, they probably consider it
pretty important, whether it's part of a list discussion or not. But
whether I consider it important enough is a different story. ;-) But
regardless I use spam filters and a killfile to deal with that.
> But that's not the point. The point is that IMHO good etiquette means
> you don't CC list mail to a person if that person is already on the
Hmmm. I think I just broke that etiquette rule with this response. But
this is the way I've been responding to all Zope list posts for the last
five-six years and I've not had anyone yell at me yet or even complain,
until now. I wouldn't be upset if you responded to me as part of the
sender list in a reply-all (I'd actually prefer it...)
> I have to go through hoops to get there. Good etiquette also
> means you keep list mail on the list itself, which won't happen if you
> simply hit "Reply".
> *ALL* other lists I am on (and there are tons) handle it the other way,
> where Reply To is always the list itself.
I'm subscribed to a number of them too, but at least for the ones I'm on
it's a mixed bag. The python lists, the plone lists, the gnucash lists,
do it the reply-to-sender way. The fedora and ubuntu lists do it the
reply-to-list way. If "others do it that way" is the imperative
argument, I don't think it's a slam dunk.
In short, shrug. ;-)
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