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.
"Andy Eastham" <andy@stripped>
RE: Reply / Return Address of this List
Yes this battle has been fought before. But this is still a pain in the
Whilst the list is unmoderated, surely someone at MySQL has the capacity
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
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
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.
> -----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
> > 1. Please always reply to the List.
> Who runs this list? Could it please be configured to send replies back
> the list rather than the individual? It's really annoying to keep ending
> with a personal address - it would make things so much easier, and is,
> to my
> knowledge, standard practice for mailing lists to have replies
> go to the list itself.
> 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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