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  • John Chambers

    John Chambers March 12, 2006, 3:05 p.m. (Message 44646)

    Re: Reply to:" setting on Strathspey

    Eric commented:
    | This happens too often to all of us on Strathspey; always annoying and
    | sometimes embarrassing.
    | Could you please reset the "Reply to:" setting for the list, so that
    | replies go to the original sender only, unless the replier explicitly sends
    | to the List ?
    | There will still be errors (the opposite way), but the worst they will do
    | is that a reply to the List is delayed till the mistake is discovered.
    Well, I'm not sure that I'd agree with this.   Such  mistakes  aren't
    really all that common. When was the last time we had two in one day?
    And quite often, they're fun to read. At worst, they're a minor waste
    of  time,  but nothing comparable to the daily spam that gets through
    even the best filters.
    Making reply-to-sender the default would bias the list toward a  more
    person-to-person  default, and would decrease its interactive nature.
    It would increase the "Please send  replies  to  me,  too"  messages,
    which could easily be more numerous than the accidental messages.
    I'm on a number of lists that default to reply-to-sender. They have a
    lot  less traffic.  But they're also lot less informative.  You see a
    lot of questions, but you rarely see  the  answers,  and  there's  no
    feeling of being a social group.  I'd prefer that the strathspey list
    continue to default to reply-to-list.
       O   John Chambers
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