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Re: [SLE] An apology to the list
  • From: Danny Sauer <suse-linux-e.suselists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2005 08:41:23 -0600
  • Message-id: <200503040841.23363.suse-linux-e.suselists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 03 March 2005 09:32 am, Jeffrey Laramie wrote:
> > Why, do you have that much time to waste as to harp on such a mundane
> > issue? Why do you think anyone has to defend "this policy?" This is the
> > way it is, it will not change, nor will you change it for this list, or
> > any EZMLM driven mail list. You have two choices, we all have choices,
> > either change email clients or find another list to your liking.
> You're entitled to your opinions, but once again this is a "because
> that's the way it is" answer. You may find this thread annoying but so
> far the majority thinks this is an issue that needs to be addressed.

I'm part of the *actual* majority who either 1) thinks the policy is good or
2) lives with it. We haven't been posting, because this is redundant,
off-topic, and ineffectual.

Changing headers in messages in order to compensate for stupid mail clients
is bad. Anyone whose mail client can't properly handle a mailing list is
broken. Period. Designing around broken clients is a poor decision -
people with broken clients should get a good client, or learn to live with
things being broken. They should *not* expect someone else to mangle
posts, especially by overriding a perfectly valid reply-to header (yes,
some people actually use that header for valid purposes).

The majority is still sitting out, waiting for this stupid thread and the
few users of incompetent mail programs to go away.


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