>> I disagree : I don't think I've *ever* accidentally sent something
>> to the list when I meant it to go to a private individual. I think
>> in terms of list mode and private mode, and whenever I am
>> engaging in private correspondence it's easy enough to
>> remember to ensure that it only goes to the person in question.
>Yes.. but you are known for posting invitations to lanparties to the wrong list.
Hehe... just once :-)
>My take on it is that most of the time personal replies are better, unless it's
>useful info that everyone on the list can use.... at least the list doesn't
>get 500 me too messages when someone mentions free penguins at mahaffy's etc....
Traffic on the list isn't very heavy, anyway. My problem is that the implicit
assumption is that there's going to be a mode shift : every single conversation
begun in list mode has to be *constantly* and carefully maintained in list mode,
because the automatic assumption is that the conversation should be taken
off-list. This just messes with my head completely.
If the conversation/topic is posted to the list, then the default should be that it
stays on the list until someone consciously chooses to take it off.
P.S. I just did it again : this mail was initially posted to Liam only, I've had to
repost it to the list, and edit the 'to' line to remove Liam because 'Reply to
All' automatically includes the sender, meaning that he would get 2 copies.
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