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Re-send in case it didn't get through (?) :-)

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From: Michael Meeks <>
To: Friedrich Strohmaier <>
Subject: Re: [tdf-moderators] reply-to mangling
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 09:30:08 +0100

Hi Friedrich,

On Thu, 2011-10-20 at 23:25 +0200, Friedrich Strohmaier wrote:
Am 16.10.2011 09:51 schrieb Florian Effenberger:
Michael has been asking for quite a while already that we disable
the so-called reply-to mangling on our mailing lists.

Michael, maybe you can elaborate a bit on that and we see what the 
moderators think, so we can maybe disable the function?
I'm not Michael, nevertheless I'll answer :o)).

        Incidentally - did you not get my reply ? perhaps it is held up by
moderation on the moderators list: quis custodiet ipsos custodes
etc. ;-)

The two main arguments are:
- pro: You loose valuable contributions which go lost through beeing
  sent private by simply answering to the recipient instead of the list.

        Grief; I make the opposite argument that by doing it, you simply loose
contributions altogether. Sending a contribution privately once and
getting gently reminded to CC the list, is just a normal community
interaction I think :-)

- con: There is a hight risk to have private content published because
  simple reply to the author is sent to the list without using the
  dedicated means for that.

        So - that is (to me) not a primary 'con' - let me re-send my rational.

I nevertheless support to do that change due to the above stated risk.

        Hey - thanks :-) if my mail had got through, you'd see I recommended it
only for clueful user lists eg. security, but perhaps not 'discuss'
though inconsistency is a pain too.



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