Reply to whom?

Joel Goldstick joel.goldstick at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 13:53:40 EST 2016


On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 12:26 AM, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au>
wrote:

> Random832 <random832 at fastmail.com> writes:
>
> > On Wed, Feb 3, 2016, at 16:50, Ben Finney wrote:
> > > (You will also have a “reply to all” command. That's almost never
> > > appropriate in a forum like this.)
> >
> > Why not? People reply all to messages I write all the time, and I find
> > it somewhat useful since it separates replies to things I have said
> > from discussions I'm not part of.
>
> That's nice for you that it coincides with what you find useful. For
> those who don't want messages to the forum duplicated in their inbox,
> the behaviour is obnoxious.
>
> In other words: Using “reply to all” on a forum like this is
> inappropriate because you can't know what every participant wants, so
> your set of recipients should be conservative and err on the side of not
> sending a duplicate message to people who didn't ask for it.
>
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I use gmail and hit reply all and then (usually, unless i forget) delete
all recipients except the group

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