On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 07:32:02AM +0200, Michael Monnerie wrote:
> On Montag, 16. August 2010 Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> > Why does "everyone" on this list "reply-to-all" when 99% of the time
> > it is totally unnecessary, redundant, and potentially ruffles a
> > sender's feathers, as in this case?
> I'm also on several lists, but the only list where reply-to-all is used
> is this one - so I followed the way it's done here without having
> questioned why.
It's done by all Lists in the Linux development universe, and it's the
only sane way to handle a list. We don't require people to subsribe to
post to the list, and keeping everyone in the To/Cc list means it
arrives at those people as well. In addition it allows subscribes that
are on tons of lists to prioritize discussions they're actually involved
in personally by getting a copy in the inbox that can be replied to ASAP
while also having an archived copy in the list folder. Every other way
to run a list is simply insane.