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[liberationtech] list reply-all

Travis McCrea me at travismccrea.com
Wed Mar 20 10:49:22 PDT 2013


Maybe I have a hard time understanding since I don't use email to discuss anything that would be embarrassing, career ending, and most certainly not life threatening. However, it would seem that even if someone /does/ talk about those things using email -- they should be doing it with encryption and thus wouldn't be a problem on the main list. Conversations often get broken up when you disable reply-to-list because people just click "reply" instead of "reply-all" and we miss what could be very enlightening conversation. 

If I was to vote on a matter like this I would either abstain or vote to keep it the way it is, so clearly it's not so important to me that I want to fight about it.   I don't view this as a security risk, no more than a person could reveal the same information using "reply-all" (anyone who has worked at a large company before probably knows countless times when someone has clicked "reply all" when they only meant to click "reply")  for recent example http://www.hlntv.com/article/2012/11/28/reply-all-nyu-student-emails-school

I see zero need to change it. 

Travis McCrea
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On 2013-03-20, at 1:37 PM, Matt Mackall <mpm at selenic.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 2013-03-20 at 18:02 +0200, Maxim Kammerer wrote:
>>> Isn't that a valid point?
>> 
>> No, it's a useless imaginary construct. A valid point would be an
>> example (preferably, more than one) of such an email on this list,
>> where it would be possible to debate whether the person actually
>> deserved losing his job / life for hastily sending said email.
> 
> Am I reading this correctly? You need to personally witness someone make
> a potentially fatal mistake before you'll take a risk seriously? 
> 
> If you're unwilling to employ foresight as a decision-making aide, you
> may not be taking full advantage of your prefrontal cortex.
> 
> -- 
> Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.
> 
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