[Coco] Question about the reply behavior of this email list
msmcdoug at iinet.net.au
Mon Sep 1 19:51:42 EDT 2008
Dennis Bathory-Kitsz wrote:
> The only list I
> subscribe to that doesn't do that is Orchestra List, and it's extremely
> annoying ... I expect posts to show up and they don't, so I have to send
> again, and apologize to the person who got an individual reply.
Ditto for the BBC Micro list Dennis. Got bit when I 1st subscribed there
and, not being a regular poster there, will probably do so for the next 20
years as well... every other mailing list and usenet newsgroup for that
matter replies to the list, as it should.
The old adage "You posted it here, you read the response here" applies IMHO.
Not to say you can't send personal replies of course, but the default
behaviour makes sense to me.
And yes, it is a touchy subject Stephen, as I found out on the
above-mentioned BBC Micro list! "Here we go again" was the theme of the more
polite responses... ;)
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