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Re: [opensuse] Re: don't set Reply-to!! (was NO PERSONAL REPLIES...)
  • From: ken <gebser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2006 16:45:50 -0500
  • Message-id: <4579DD0E.4040108@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 12/08/2006 04:21 PM somebody named JB wrote:
> On Thursday 07 December 2006 19:04, Joachim Schrod wrote:
>
>>>>>>> "JE" == Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>>> [vacation messages sent to lists]
>>>>
>>>> Any decent mailing list software will filter out these messages.
>>>> Get a better mailing list software if that happens.
>> JE> Or better yet: have the user configure their mail blurb in a way
>> JE> so that it does not autoreply to lists, which would be the overall
>> JE> best solution!
>>
>> To rely on every person to configure their mail environment correctly
>> is not a solution, IMNSHO. One needs to tackle that on the one place
>> where one can address the problem; at the mailing list software.
>
> So the app programmer has to make those who aren't lazy or stupid, pay by
> making an app just *for* lazy and stupid people? Doesn't that just condone
> and perpetuate laziness and stupidity?
>

Joachim, you make a great point, one which should be obvious.
Apparently, quite a few people here believe that the more difficult it
is to configure something, e.g., a mail client, the better.

JB, laziness and stupidity have nothing to do with Joachim's argument.
Someone might be an artistic genius or a history scholar or some other
quite intelligent person and not conversant with mail client
configuration and not inclined to spend time and energy on something
which should be easy. More complicated is not better. Joachim is
right. Who would want to buy a car or radio or TV or binoculars if,
when they got it home, they had to mess with it to get it functioning
properly? Your understanding of technology is rather myopic.


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