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From:Alec.Cawley Date:April 18 2006 12:33pm
Subject:RE: Reply / Return Address of this List
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The battle has been fought before - and the list administrator has given 
his reasons why he has not made the requested change. The way the list 
currently behaves is not an accident or omission, but a deliberate 
decision. I do not recall the grounds for that decision - maybe RFCs or 
the behaviour of certain email clients (which probably does not include 
your own), or maybe the fact that an individual reply is often very 
difficult if the default is group reply but no the other way round. But 
before asking for a change, I suggest you go back into the archives and 
find out why the administrator decided as he did, and prepare a refutation 
for his argument at that time, not a general complaint that it doesn't 
suit your personal needs. 

        Alec




"Andy Eastham" <andy@stripped> 
18/04/2006 13:16

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Yes this battle has been fought before.  But this is still a pain in the
ass. 

Whilst the list is unmoderated, surely someone at MySQL has the capacity 
to
make a change to the server configuration of whatever hosts the list?

How many times has someone had their problem solved by someone who
accidentally emailed them direct, rather than via the list.  So the 
solution
was never seen by anyone else and never made the archives.  Hence the same
question gets asked again...  and again...

I know I've accidentally emailed suggestions to people directly a number 
of
times because of this (I, like many, many others pragmatically use MS
outlook), and invariably the only reason I even find this out is when the
person thanks me directly rather than through the list.

Come on, let's move into the nineties and sort this out.

Andy

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jay Blanchard [mailto:jblanchard@stripped]
> Sent: 18 April 2006 13:05
> To: jason@stripped; mysql@stripped
> Subject: RE: Reply / Return Address of this List
> 
> [snip]
> > 1. Please always reply to the List.
> 
> Who runs this list? Could it please be configured to send replies back
> to
> the list rather than the individual? It's really annoying to keep ending
> up
> with a personal address - it would make things so much easier, and is,
> to my
> knowledge, standard practice for mailing lists to have replies
> automatically
> go to the list itself.
> [/snip]
> 
> This is an un-moderated list and this little battle has been fought.
> Just hit Reply-all or whatever your e-mail client allows. Many lists
> (many, many older lists especially) are set up just like this one.
> 
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RE: Reply / Return Address of this ListJay Blanchard18 Apr
  • RE: Reply / Return Address of this ListAndy Eastham18 Apr
    • RE: Reply / Return Address of this ListAlec.Cawley18 Apr
      • RE: Reply / Return Address of this ListJason Teagle18 Apr
        • RE: Reply / Return Address of this ListSST - Adelaide)18 Apr
      • Re: Reply / Return Address of this ListMartijn Tonies18 Apr
RE: Reply / Return Address of this ListJay Blanchard18 Apr
RE: Reply / Return Address of this ListJay Blanchard18 Apr
  • RE: Reply / Return Address of this ListAndy Eastham18 Apr
Re: Reply / Return Address of this ListMichael Stassen18 Apr
RE: Reply / Return Address of this ListJay Blanchard18 Apr
  • Re: Reply / Return Address of this ListRob Munsch19 Apr