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Re: [opensuse] munging again
On 2014-01-25 23:41 (GMT+0100) jdd composed:

Carlos composed:

The list is correct, as many other list that are configured the same

Understanding that though "many", the many are a significant minority.

it is correct only because we choosed to use this setting, after numerous
discussions that do not need to be done agin too often

The "we" in that statement was comprised of a sample. A vote was taken. A small fraction of those subscribed who could have voted actually participated by voting.

Presumably the sample was as such usually are, heavily populated by regular activist participants, participants who are more likely aware of the state and familiar with the workaround for the reply diversion, and least likely to benefit from an alternative list reply policy. Also they are presumably among those most conscious of how to work around the alternative policy by copying and pasting the author's address into the to field of their replies in those rare cases when a private reply is desired instead of the factually customary reply to list.

Those poorly represented include those who participate little except when they have a problem and come here for help, particularly the newest least comfortable subscribers. They are those who are most likely surprised by the customary behavior, and are most likely unfamiliar with both the possible workarounds, and the "local custom" that is a minority position among similar but unrelated forums.

IOW, the current policy is an elitist policy, not a practical one benefiting those who could best benefit from the alternative.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!

Felix Miata ***
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