On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 1:49 PM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy@udel.edu> wrote:
> (Please reply to me directly.)

I did this time, but you should not expect that when posting to a public list.

Actually, this is not only appropriate on some lists, on some lists one is actually strongly discouraged from doing anything else.

EG: sun-managers, where replies are expected to be private, and the originator of the thread is expected to collect all (private) replies and summarize them, to keep the list traffic low and the S/N ratio high.