Warren Young wrote:
> Earl Miles wrote:
>> could it be changed
>> so that Reply goes to the list, rather than the author?
> This is an ancient battle, and those on either side are pretty well
> entrenched. Here's the opposing position:
> Besides, I don't think that most of the personal email traffic I get is
> due to this. People think, "Oh, Warren maintains this thing, so he must
> know the most about it, so I'll send it to him." The sentiment may be
> true, or may not, but that's beside the point. The purpose of the
> mailing list is to raise all boats, not free tech support.
Ok, that's one of the more arrogant arguments I've ever read, which uses
a number of repeat arguments to appear as multiple valid points,
completely ignores the obvious opposition arguments on some of the
points, and makes assumptions about mailers that might've been true in
1995 (when elm was still being developed actively) but I'm not sure are
In any case, I don't intend this to actually debate the point,
obviously, the decision is made and there is no reason to do so, but it
does convince me to no longer bother to delete the extra address when I
hit reply-to, causing the author to get a double copy of the message.