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Re: Is this list alive?

From: Miles Goosens <>
Date: Wed 24 Apr 2002 - 11:40:35 PDT

At 11:18 AM 4/24/2002 -0700, Patrick A. Timlin wrote:
>Ya know, I wonder if part of the problem is that the list appears to be setup
>so that when you hit reply, it does NOT go back to the list, but instead to
>the poster whose post you are replying to. This doesn't really encourage
>group discussions very well.
>Can the list be setup so that emails sent to the group have a...
> Reply-to:
>line added to the header?

I'm on a number of other lists that are set up like this one (reply-to set to sender) -- in fact, I administer one -- and I vastly prefer this set-up. Some of these lists, which include Loud-Fans, fegmaniax, and my list, idealcopy (the Wire list), are among the most talky lists I've ever been on, so I don't think this set-up inhibits list conversation at all.

Plus I think it's not a bad idea to require a modicum of thought before sending a post to 100 to 500 other individuals. And as you said:

>Use a reply to

In most mail clients, that's all it takes. To avoid the "double-posting" to the original sender, just delete his or her e-mail address from the "To" field.


Miles Received on Wed, 24 Apr 2002 13:40:35 -0500

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