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Ben Finney ben+python at
Wed Sep 9 09:20:56 CEST 2015

Nick Sarbicki <nick.a.sarbicki at> writes:

> My question then is do you reply to all (with a clean cc list but
> including an OP from outside the list) in response to a persons
> question

If the question was addressed to this forum, then answering the question
should also be addressed to this forum. So: reply to list.

> even if the question is relatively simple.

I don't think the simplicity of the question changes the above.

> For me it's appreciated so that you know someone is dealing with it.

If you're asking a question in a public discussion forum (such as this
one), then to see the ensuing dicussion you need to subscribe.

> But then it can also result in flooding your inbox.

If you don't want that, then don't have them delivered to your inbox.
You can, for example, filter messages that are part of this forum to a
separate mailbox; or you can subscribe using a non-email method such as

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