[linux-elitists] Re: CC considered harmful
Mon Feb 23 18:40:56 PST 2004
On 23-Feb-2004, Don Marti wrote:
> begin Ben Finney quotation of Tue, Feb 24, 2004 at 11:50:46AM +1100:
> > Doesn't quite sound like the thing. The objection is to posting to
> > the list, and Cc to an address *which is already subscribed to the
> > list*. It's legitimate to Cc an external party, for their info or
> > further input, if they're not on the list and it's somehow
> > inappropriate to ask them to subscribe.
> This really doesn't come up that much, and it's easy enough to forward
> the list mail to the non-subscriber. Remember, the the non-subscriber
> can't reply to the list, so someone would have to forward his or her
> reply anyway.
Yep, understood. Just giving it as an example of a valid use of Cc
along with mailing lists (and one that doesn't fall under the hated
> > Are you proposing that all such cases be canned? Or that you (as
> > list admin) will make that decision in each case?
> I'll throw them all out and if it's important the person can post
> again with one To: address.
Sounds fine to me, and in keeping with the list admin philosophy already
My reason for asking was that it seemed likely your solution would be
something else; re-reading my question, it could have been worded
better. Apologies for the apparance of a whine.
\ "There is more to life than increasing its speed." -- Mahatma |
`\ Gandhi |
Ben Finney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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