[Smaug] Fwd: [Felton LUG] Natty Narwhal at the next Felton LUG meeting

Peter Belew abcruzww at gmail.com
Tue May 10 17:06:32 PDT 2011

Hi Rick -

I sent that out to get your opinion on the best or accepted way to do
responses on this list.

I suppose one can train users to do that - in my case - reply-to-all
results in a reply to the sender plus a reply to the list, unless I
explicitly edit the To: and Cc: entries - that's what's happening
right now with this reply to you and the list. I didn't bother to edit
those entries, in this case.

The Felton LUG list is set up to reply to the list only, and there
really haven't been any flame wars on that.

It hasn't been very clear whether people new to this list understand
all this. Perhaps they will be educated when they read this.

Question, Rick: Are you getting 2 copies of this response? If so,
please let me know.

Thanks, Peter

On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 3:41 PM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting Peter Belew (abcruzww at gmail.com):
>> Thanks for that, Rick.
>> BTW, what do you think of the idea of setting up this list so that
>> replies go to the list by default, instead of to the original sender.
> I think (1) that you should read my footnote and visit its URL [1],
> (2) that you risk springing onto the Smaug mailing lists one of the most
> infamous and obnoxious of all flamewars, and (3) that I won't bother to
> block you from making that mailing list administrative error on
> smaug at lists.svlug.org, but will mention that Marc Merlin's cronjobs that
> keep SVLUG's mailing list server functional will automatically un-do
> (repair) your change, no matter how often you do it.
>> I think a number of people on this list have been assuming that the
>> default "R" (or whatever) is going to send their response to the list,
>> so conversations get broken.
> I think a number of people need to learn the difference between
> their mail software's reply-sender and reply-all functions.  Nobody's
> born knowing how to use the Internet, so learning experiences are
> inevitable.
> It used to be claimed that commonly used mail clients couldn't do this
> separation of functionality between in-forum and off-forum replying
> correctly.  That is no longer the case, so that excuse no longer flies.
> [1] Here you go:
> http://linuxmafia.com/~rick/faq/index.php?page=netiquette#replyto
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That's why you have a UNIX or Linux or BSD server for backups.

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