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

    Eric commented:
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    | 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.
    
    
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       O   John Chambers
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    Volleyballjerry March 12, 2006, 7:19 p.m. (Message 44650, in reply to message 44646)

    In a message dated 03/12/2006 6:05:26 AM Pacific Standard Time, 
    xx@xxxxxxxx.xxx.xxx writes:
    
    > 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 with John on this.  I wouldn't want to see it changed.  The vast majority 
    of my comments upon a Strathspey commentary are destined for the list.  If I 
    occasionally want to respond only to the sender personally, then I make a 
    point of doing that.
    
    Occasionally though the "reply to:" (Strathspey default) is missing entirely 
    on a message arriving from the Strathspey, and quite ironically on John's own 
    message of all things:
    
    Subj:   Re: Reply to:" setting on Strathspey    
    Date:   03/12/2006 6:05:26 AM Pacific Standard Time 
    From:   xx@xxxxxxxx.xxx.xxx 
    To: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx, xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx    
    Sent from the Internet (Details)
    
    I've mentioned this before and still wonder why it occasionally occurs.  The 
    reply default on John's own message was a personal default, and I've had to 
    manually add the Strathspey e-mail address!!!
    
    Robb Quint
    Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
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    Steve Wyrick March 12, 2006, 8:03 p.m. (Message 44654, in reply to message 44650)

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx wrote:
    
    > In a message dated 03/12/2006 6:05:26 AM Pacific Standard Time,
    > xx@xxxxxxxx.xxx.xxx writes:
    > 
    >> 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 with John on this.  I wouldn't want to see it changed.  The vast majority
    > of my comments upon a Strathspey commentary are destined for the list.  If I
    > occasionally want to respond only to the sender personally, then I make a
    > point of doing that.
    > 
    
    Me too.  If the original message was sent to the list, not to an individual,
    the assumption should be that any reply will also go to the list.  I
    subscribe to a number of lists, and I can only remember one where the
    default was reply to sender only, and that was so confusing that eventually
    the administrator changed the default to reply to list.  However it should
    be standard practice for any e-mail user to double-check who the message is
    being sent to before hitting the send button!  -Steve
    -- 
    Steve Wyrick -- Concord, California
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    Ron Mackey March 13, 2006, 12:52 a.m. (Message 44660, in reply to message 44654)

    t.  However it should
    > be standard practice for any e-mail user to double-check who the message is
    > being sent to before hitting the send button!  -Steve
    > -- 
    > Steve Wyrick -- Concord, California
    
    	And do not be upset or embarrassed if you makse an error!!
    Everyone does sometime!  Even ME !  :~)

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