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Date:      Mon, 19 Feb 2007 10:27:18 -0600
From:      Jeffrey Goldberg <jeffrey@goldmark.org>
To:        Giorgos Keramidas <keramida@ceid.upatras.gr>
Cc:        grog@FreeBSD.org, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Duplicate emails on freebsd-questions
Message-ID:  <E537420B-0E19-4684-89A9-E72625E92C7C@goldmark.org>
In-Reply-To: <20070219105439.GA54495@kobe.laptop>
References:  <45D9739B.5020906@yahoo.gr> <20070219105439.GA54495@kobe.laptop>

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[mailed and posted and cc'ed to grog]

On Feb 19, 2007, at 4:54 AM, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:

> There is a very good reason why it is customary in this mailing  
> list to
> copy the sender when replying.  We don't accept email messages only  
> from
> subscribers.  This means that some people may post a question without
> even being subscribed to the list.  By Reply-To: header "hacks", like
> the one you are describing, the original poster may never see your
> reply.

Thank you for that explanation.  It might be a good idea to add this  
to point 6 of section 8 of

   http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/freebsd- 
questions/index.html

I was initially surprised by the conventions used on this list, but  
am growing more accustomed to them and trying to comply, even thought  
it isn't what I do for most of the lists I'm on.

Cheers,

-j


-- 
Jeffrey Goldberg                        http://www.goldmark.org/jeff/




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