[PD-dev] pd-dev list: something is not properly working (just for me?)

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Fri May 27 07:56:03 CEST 2005

rama hat gesagt: // rama wrote:

> it's very annoying to have to 'reply all' if you want to keep the thread
> on the list (which is usually what we prefer, or not?)

I press "L" to reply to the lists. 

> > The pd-lists don't touch your decision, who to sent mail to, at all.
> well, but they can decide as well: Reply to original sender, or Reply to this list
> for sure, i'm also admin for several lists running mailman.

> so my stressy request is to change default to "Reply to this list".
> can someone make clear why it's not like this? or why it's prefered to not do it this way?
> sorry for being annoying, but I fell quite sure that this beheaviour would be
> more appropiate.

To repeat: This list has *no* default reply-to at all. 

Everyone is free to choose whom to send mail to. No embarrassing
moments, when some private mail gets send to the list unintentionally,
just because the list administrator thought it would be a good idea to
make the reply-to function of mail agents work different than usual.

All lists I'm on where the reply-to is messed with regularly have
these embarassing moments. 

Popular counterexample: All Sourceforge lists are set up without any
default reply-to address. 
> i usually do normal "reply", which defaults to original poster with the pd lists.

Well, just don't use "reply", if you don't want to reply.

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