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Date:      Mon, 19 Feb 2007 11:36:34 -0500
From:      Bill Moran <wmoran@collaborativefusion.com>
To:        Jeffrey Goldberg <jeffrey@goldmark.org>
Cc:        Giorgos Keramidas <keramida@ceid.upatras.gr>, grog@FreeBSD.org, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Duplicate emails on freebsd-questions
Message-ID:  <20070219113634.e3b04da6.wmoran@collaborativefusion.com>
In-Reply-To: <E537420B-0E19-4684-89A9-E72625E92C7C@goldmark.org>
References:  <45D9739B.5020906@yahoo.gr> <20070219105439.GA54495@kobe.laptop> <E537420B-0E19-4684-89A9-E72625E92C7C@goldmark.org>

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In response to Jeffrey Goldberg <jeffrey@goldmark.org>:

> [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.

Odd.  I find it reasonably common.  The PostgreSQL lists have it as a
convention as well.  Must be a BSD license thing.

-- 
Bill Moran
Collaborative Fusion Inc.



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