follow up...

Da Rock freebsd-questions at
Sun Jan 23 23:45:01 UTC 2011

On 01/24/11 06:38, Chip Camden wrote:
> Quoth Chad Perrin on Sunday, 23 January 2011:
>> On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 06:18:37AM -0500, Jerry wrote:
>>> On Sun, 23 Jan 2011 15:31:40 +1000
>>> Da Rock<freebsd-questions at>  articulated:
>>>> Actually the consensus on this list _is_ to hit reply all- some only
>>>> get digest or are not even subscribed, so they won't receive posts
>>>> only posted to the list. Unfortunately that can mean you can continue
>>>> receiving replies not necessarily directly to your own posts.
>>> consensus
>>> Meaning:
>>> : a general agreement about something : an idea or opinion that is
>>> shared by all the people in a group [singular]
>>> OK, when was the vote on this issue taken? I must have been out of
>>> town that week.
>> You and me both.  I loathe getting multiples of emails.  I'm on the list,
>> so I already get a copy.  I have no problem doing a group reply by
>> request when someone's not on the list or only gets digest mails, though,
>> or getting duplicates as a side-effect of that -- again, *by request*.
>> Just spamming people with duplicates all the time for no good reason is a
>> mite annoying, though.  If I was aware of a vote, I would have voted
>> "list reply".
>> -- 
>> Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]
> +1
Now I'm feeling very alone... :) Mind you I was on your side when it was 
decided- where are all the old listers? It was a few years ago now. I 
thought one of the original deciders would have chimed in by now, but it 
appears quite a few have now moved on- I'm not even getting as many 
posts these days. In times past it was hard to keep up with it all, a 
fulltime job to read them all- let alone reply!

Well arguments were:

     replies are posted back anyway
     duplicates taking up space etc

     posters don't have to subscribe so they won't receive list posts
     digesters won't keep up with replies
     -questions@ is meant to be first port of call, user friendly, easy 
access for help

I'm happy to list post. I was talked around last time the vote was taken 
:) I suppose it depends more on the configuration of the list itself...

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