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

James Sheldon voyager640 at gmail.com
Tue May 10 17:22:28 PDT 2011


When I clicked reply to all, it sent it to three addresses - Peter,
Rick, and SMAUG.

On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 5:06 PM, Peter Belew <abcruzww at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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>
>
>
> --
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> That's why you have a UNIX or Linux or BSD server for backups.
>
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> My Web:http://littlegreenmen.armory.com/~peterbe/
> UBUNTU:11.04 28 April 2011
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NattyNarwhal
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NattyReleaseSchedule
> http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current
> http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily/current/
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