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[tdf-discuss] overall communication guidelines and reply-to mangling

Hi folks,

After getting reports about serious issues hindering efficient mail
communication through the recent practiced "reply-to mangling" on our
mailing lists, we from tech team are going for a test setup, switching
it off for one - most likely this one.
We expect to grow our wisdom about the upcoming effects. :o))

For those who don't know I've put a sentence at the bottom of this
mail[1] describing "reply-to mangling".

As this is kind of an UI-change (hint, hint.. :o)), we surely will hit
one's or the other's foot. So I think it's a good idea to have this
action well prepared ;o))

I notice a lack of overall comunication style agreement within our
beloved project and if I remember correctly some more people do as well.

I thought about to advance Italo's great compilation of posting style
guidelines towards a
"7 golden rules making it a pleasure to read your mail" style guideline
flanked by an "adopter's" page where people can out themselves as
adopters and supporters of that guidelines.

So I'm here to ask, whether there is someone out there who would
actively colaborate with me, to set up such thing.

[1]reply-to mangling means: The header of each list mail gets
the "reply-to" header set to the mail adress of the mailinglist in
question. While this for the first glance seems to be a convenience
service ("plain" answers are addressed to the list instead of the poster
by the mail client) there are serious drawbacks in other areas (one of
those: "reply to all" doesn't do what it is promising).

Friedrich Strohmaier
- Admin team -
The Document Foundation

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