[EM] election-methods-list moving

Narins, Josh josh.narins at lehman.com
Tue Feb 18 09:54:28 PST 2003

I see only the list when I reply-to-all.

More often than not my primitive input to this list really only merits a
comment to the post author, and not to the list itself.

Take, for example, this post :)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Adam Tarr [mailto:atarr at purdue.edu] 
> Sent: Sunday, February 16, 2003 11:54 PM
> To: election-methods-list at eskimo.com
> Subject: Re: [EM] election-methods-list moving
> >I plan on going with a more standard behavior of respecting
> >the sender's reply-to.  The case for the latter behavior is 
> made here:
> >http://www.unicom.com/pw/reply-to-harmful.html
> Rob,
> While I agree with the principles noted here, it's worth 
> noting that there 
> is one disadvantage to standard reply-to handling which is not 
> mentioned.  That is that most people who hit "reply-to-all" 
> are lazy and 
> don't bother to erase the sender's name.  This results in the sender 
> getting two copies of their message (one directly, and one 
> through the 
> list).  Once a thread gets long, you can have five or six 
> people getting 
> multiple copies of every message.  I'm on lists that work 
> this way, and 
> it's annoying, if not catastrophic.
> But I do see the arguments the other way.  Either is fine by 
> me.  Thanks 
> for keeping the list up and running.
> -Adam
> P.S.  oops, looks like I sent this to the whole list. ;)
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