[python-uk] The perils of reply-to
sparks.m at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 00:19:16 CET 2013
On 3 January 2013 22:41, Jon Ribbens <jon+python-uk at unequivocal.co.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 03, 2013 at 07:41:31PM +0000, Michael wrote:
>> On 3 January 2013 17:29, Jon Ribbens <jon+python-uk at unequivocal.co.uk> wrote:
>> > On Thu, Jan 03, 2013 at 05:13:57PM +0000, Michael Foord wrote:
>> > > On 3 Jan 2013, at 17:07, Jon Ribbens <jon+python-uk at unequivocal.co.uk> wrote:
>> > > > I don't want either of those options, I want the proper, standard
>> > > > list behaviour, which is "Reply-To unchanged from the sender's email".
>> > >
>> > > However sincerely (and obstinately) you believe in the correctness
>> > > of your desires, the mailing list exists to serve its users - not
>> > > any notion of correctness. The majority of the subscribers who have
>> > > expressed an opinion, either in this thread or the poll, prefer
>> > > reply-to-list.
>> > >
>> > > FWIW on lists where reply-to goes to the individual I *very*
>> > > regularly see messages accidentally sent only to the original sender
>> > > and not to the list. This is regularly a (mild) impediment to
>> > > communication. I very rarely see the opposite (public replies that
>> > > were meant to be private). So the cure is largely worse than the
>> > > disease.
>> > You are wrong. HTH.
>> No, he's not - he's absolutely correct when he says the mailing list
>> exists to serve its users - not any notion of correctness.
> If that was the only thing he'd said I wouldn't've said he was wrong.
Since you're not arguing that he's wrong about the majority of list
posters (here) preferring reply to list, and that the mailing list
exists to serve them, and that any arbitrary notion of correctness
other than that isn't relevant, are you saying that Michael's
perception of what he sees is incorrect? (cf "I rarely see" and "I
very rarely see")
Or is he wrong about your apparent obstinate belief in your desires ?
(I personally would have said petulant)
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