[nycbug-talk] mailing list protocol

G. Rosamond george
Wed Mar 9 11:39:18 EST 2005

On Mar 9, 2005, at 11:37 AM, Jan Schaumann wrote:

> Dan Langille <dan at langille.org> wrote:
>> On 9 Mar 2005 at 10:34, G. Rosamond wrote:
>>> MW has put up a short how-to on the site about mailing list protocol.
>>> Anyone have any comments?  I think he did a good job.
>>> http://nycbug.org/index.php?NAV=MailingLists
>> I disagree with option 7. Replying to both the person and the list is
>> what should be done.  It's standard and expected procedure on all the
>> FreeBSD lists I use.
> You can drop option 7 altogether.  Every user can easily modify this 
> for
> themselves by setting Mail-Followup-To, reply-to or whatnot.  And each
> person receiving can easily filter incoming mail and create or discard
> duplicates as they see fit.

There's also the 'no me too' setting in mailman everyone can set for 

> -Jan
> P.S.: I always recommend 
> http://www.netmeister.org/news/learn2quote.html
> (which isn't written by me, even though it's on my server, so don't
> claim I'm just pushing my own agenda ;-)

Apparently you didn't notice this on the page:

But there is generally absolutely no need to keep the entire message 
text intact. Just keep enough of the parts that you are replying to so 
that the rest of us have some context and can figure out what you are 
saying. Here is a helpful guide to quoting.

the word 'guide' is hyperlinked.


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