hist-brewing: List not replying properly

leaking pen itsatrap at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 15:29:10 PST 2010

On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 4:13 PM, Greg Lindahl <lindahl at pbm.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 03:50:39PM -0700, leaking pen wrote:
>> From some replys ive gotten, and my own experience on this list,
>> replies seem to be going to the person who posted first, unless i copy
>> and past the hist-brewing address into the to field.  ANyone else?
> This is intentional. Most mailers have a "group reply" or "reply all"
> button you can use. The mailer I use recognizes mailing lists and
> helps me make sure I'm doing the right thing.
> Doing it this way, if you screw up you'll email 1 person instead of
> the list. That's what you've seen.
> Doing it the other way, if you screw up, you'll send a private message
> to the whole list. Over the past 25 years I've collected many a
> scandalous message thanks to folks trying to send privately to a
> friend and not noticing it was a friend's post to a mailing list that
> they replied to. I have embarrassed myself a couple of times.
> Debates about which method is better go back to the first email lists,
> long before I started using the Internet/NSFNet/ArpaNet. It's only in
> the past decade, thanks to Yahoo Groups, that a majority of lists are
> reply-to-list.
> So: Please remember to reply-to-all on this list, and if you get a
> private message which seems like it might belong on the list, please
> remind the sender. And I'm sorry if any messages go astray as a result
> of folks not noticing.
> -- greg

Rock, so as long as I know its supposed to be that way!


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