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Re: [css-d] OT: List headers

Sent by Eric A. Meyer on 28 January 2002 14:02


At 22:52 +0530 1/28/02, Madhu Menon wrote:

>>The answer is "sorry, but no." All the high-volume lists
>>I've ever seen, and even some low-volume lists, have been configured
>>as is css-d.
>
>Might I ask which ones?

    I really don't want to perpetuate this thread, but I sense it will 
continue until I step in and say something.  So: On the following 
lists, hitting "Reply" in my mail client fills in the address of the 
poster, and not the list address:

    * www-style
    * HWG-Style
    * Webdesign-L
    * BabbleList (switched to this setting while I was subscribed)
    * www-html

Back when I was subscribed to it, the WSP Standards list was also 
configured this way.  I don't know if it still is or not.  To be 
fair, the following lists in my address book are set as "reply to 
list":

    * [EMAIL-REMOVED]
    * MacIE-Talk
    * Studio B

    At any rate, NO offense or flaming of anyone was intended by my 
explanatory post-- I was trying to illustrate a point with a 
semi-hypothetical situation, not claim the person who asked about the 
headers was the sole annoyed person over this issue.  (If it seemed 
like I was singling you out, Lachlan, I do apologize.)
    I appreciate there are two sides to this subject.  I've made a 
choice for this list, I stand by it, and I would appreciate it if 
this list thread ended.  Anyone who feels I've made the definitively 
wrong choice should feel free to e-mail me offlist and present 
arguments as to why I should change the list's configuration.  Before 
you do, however, please consider the points raised in the following 
essays (which are interesting reading in any case):

    http://www.unicom.com/pw/reply-to-harmful.html
    http://www.metasystema.org/essays/reply-to-useful.mhtml

Thanks.

--
Eric A. Meyer (http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/), List Chaperone
"CSS is much too interesting and elegant to be not taken seriously."
   -- Martina Kosloff
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