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Date:      Fri, 8 Apr 2011 15:50:52 -0600
From:      Chad Perrin <perrin@apotheon.com>
To:        FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Mailing list etiquette (Was: Re: Linksys-E4200 Wireless N-router)
Message-ID:  <20110408215052.GA20633@guilt.hydra>
In-Reply-To: <20110408211511.GA11735@owl.midgard.homeip.net>
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On Fri, Apr 08, 2011 at 11:15:11PM +0200, Erik Trulsson wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 08, 2011 at 01:11:52PM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 08, 2011 at 06:42:16PM +0100, Arthur Chance wrote:
> > >=20
> > > section 8.6 starts:
> > >=20
> > > ---- start quote ----
> > > Unless there is a good reason to do otherwise, reply to the sender and
> > > to FreeBSD-questions.
> > > ---- end quote ----
> >=20
> > I, for one, am glad this does not happen more often.  I really do *not*
> > need a bunch of duplicates cluttering up my inbox.  I have yet to see
> > anyone complain of not receiving a CC in addition to the mail from the
> > list.
> >=20
> > I consider "not cluttering up the inboxes of people subscribed to the
> > list" a "good reason to do otherwise".
>=20
> You seem to miss one crucial fact:  Not all the people who write to
> this list are subscribed to it.  They will not see any replies directed
> only to the list.  It is for their benefit that that rule exists.

You seem to fail to realize that it's possible to CC someone who isn't on
the list, but not CC someone who *is* on the list.  That would be why
people who aren't members of the list say thinks like "please CC me",
while people who are members occasionally say "please don't send
duplicates to me".

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Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]

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