[sf-lug] Ubuntu release ("back on-list" sub thread)

Ernest De Leon edeleonjr at gmail.com
Sun Apr 27 17:16:42 PDT 2008

As I said two posts ago, how you run the list is your prerogative.  I was
just giving an observation.

I suppose this is the 3rd we're done?


On Sun, Apr 27, 2008 at 5:12 PM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:

> Quoting Ernest De Leon (edeleonjr at gmail.com):
> > I was not arguing the technical standards and such about the list
> behavior,
> > I was arguing from the end-user stand point.
> OK, here's the end-user standpoint:
> 1.  The "Reply" command reaches just the sender.
> 2.  "Reply-to-All" reaches the sender plus his/her other addresses.
> You should always use Reply-to-All when responding to ongoing mailing
> list threads.  Use Reply _only_ when you have some compelling reason to
> depart from the mailing list into private mail (and then please do
> explain your sudden insistence on having a private discussion with
> someone who thought he/she was participating in a public one).
> Individual MUAs (Mail User Agents, i.e., user e-mail programs) will
> differ in the names they give to those two reply modes.
> That about covers it.
> Sorry, I will not take seriously all of that long-debunked rubbish about
> torturing the Reply-To: header away from its legitimate purpose to
> attempt to make it produce "the desired behavior most of the time".
> (Translation:  "I'm too lazy to remember that Reply-to-All exists, and
> want Reply to magically do the right thing, no matter what I want it to
> do.")
> Moreover, I will not permit that sort of incompetent system
> administration practice on my server's mailing lists.  Period.
> Once again:  We're done.
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Ernest de Leon

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