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Re: [SLE] An apology to the list
  • From: "Hylton Conacher (ZR1HPC)" <hylton@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2005 18:04:49 +0200
  • Message-id: <4225E421.7070102@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
James D. Parra wrote:
A pity indeed, but probably an attempt to cut the volume of the list. The idea is probably that you have to make an extra effort to send a mesage to the whole list, and hence make your message relevant to everyone reading it.

Given that the vast majority of replies (at least from me) are intended for the list, this means far more messages require an address change, than not. This also means that sometimes people get two replies, because I occasionally forget to change the address before sending it, thus requiring a resend to the list.

I concur. Editing the "Reply To" address is a pain. It would be better if
the "Reply To" went to the list. If I want to send to the originator, I'll
modify the reply.

Just my two cents.
I've been sitting on my hands on this for sooo long but they managed to escape. :)

I FULLY support the idea of changing the 'Reply To' for the list to the list address as opposed to the current PITA way. Whilst the PITA way might possibly bring in more users it also denies the subscribed users on the mailing list of a reply to the OPs question, if they forget to change the email address.
The newbie user who posted via the web then gets a reply/contact to someone who is prepared to help and the next time they have a question they will send the query to the initial query responder, again cutting out the list members ie nice to have all these list members on the mailing list but we don't want you to be able to participate in every problem, even if it might help you.

I cannot see what the reasoning is behind the list 'Reply To' actions, but most definitely think it must be changed.

For those of you who believe the list operates correctly for 'Reply To', please take a visit past another high volume mailing list(OpenOffice Users) and then see if we, as the SLE community can reach a community decision to change how the list operates.

Hylton Conacher - Linux user # 229959 at
Currently using SuSE 9.0 Professional with KDE 3.1

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