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Sam King samking at cs.stanford.edu
Thu Aug 9 06:41:44 PDT 2012


In general, I prefer it when the reply-to is as it is in this mailing list.
 When I want to reply to the sender, I hit reply, and when I want to reply
to all, I hit reply all.  When the reply-to is the list, it becomes more
annoying to reply just to the sender.

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On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 5:49 AM, Maxim Kammerer <mk at dee.su> wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 11:01 AM, Yosem Companys <companys at stanford.edu>
> wrote:
> > Yes, as we say in the list guidelines, our policy as an institution is
> > to keep the archives private.
>
> For an open list, this does not make any sense — it only serves as a
> hurdle. For example, the liberationtech-jobs list was mentioned a few
> days back. I am curious, but not interested enough to subscribe,
> confirm, archive the relevant notification messages, look at the
> archive, then unsubscribe, again archiving relevant message after
> confirming requests. So what I think I will do is use one of the
> throwaway address services, forgetting about it immediately after
> subscribing and retrieving a password, and you will get another
> address to waste mailer resources on and to skew statistics.
>
> I would also like to voice a few suggestions about this list:
>
> 1. The signature is ridiculously long. You can at least prefix it with
> "-- " to enable auto-hiding in most mailers when people don't have
> their own signature.
> 2. You should reject messages without one of the list addresses in To:
> or Cc: fields. It helps filtering and prevents email from people who
> put all their address book in Bcc:.
> 3. Reply-To: should be to the list, not to the individual sender.
>
> --
> Maxim Kammerer
> Liberté Linux: http://dee.su/liberte
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