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peter.inglesby at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 16:38:51 CET 2015
It seems like several of the arguments for keeping the current behaviour
are that it's amusing when somebody gets it wrong. As somebody who once
accidentally reply-alled criticism of my supervisor to my entire department
at university, I'm not sure that it always is amusing, and so I'm in favour
of changing the behaviour.
On 4 February 2015 at 15:26, Michael <sparks.m at gmail.com> wrote:
> Accidental replies are the spice of life.
> The only downside of the reply-to header is the fact that people randomly
> complain about it every other year or two, resulting in 20 arguments in
> favour, 20 arguments against, then a discussion about how voting for or
> against it might be a good idea, and in the majority of cases most people
> going "meh, can't be bothered", and a minority deciding that voting is a
> good idea, and then sometimes they remove it but most often they don't.
> On the upside, they poke a bit of life into things, resulting in the
> original poster going "oh, why did I bother? They're just talking about
> reply-to rather than our fussball table!"
> On 4 February 2015 at 14:16, Andy Robinson <andy at reportlab.com> wrote:
>> I'm one of the list admins. There are a couple of others. Happy to
>> make a change if a significant majority feel that way.
>> However, sometimes accidental replies are the only thing keeping the
>> list alive ;-)
>> On 4 February 2015 at 14:12, Sven Marnach <smarnach at google.com> wrote:
>> > Maybe we could just get rid of the pointless "Reply-To" header? It can
>> > disabled by a list admin on the Mailman admin page.
>> > I get the impression that at least one person per month falls victim to
>> > The reverse, people accidentally answering just to the sender instead
>> of the
>> > whole list, seems better than people accidentally sending private
>> emails to
>> > everyone.
>> > Cheers,
>> > Sven
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