Re: Handling email

From: Robert Rapplean <robert_at_rapplean_dot_net>
Date: Thu Nov 04 2004 - 18:20:36 CST

As far as I can tell, one of this list's primary functions is solutions
brainstorming. In that case, reply to all is essential. There is no
real way to divide the "important" brainstorming ideas from the trivial
ones without loosing most of that facility because it's almost
impossible to determine that significance from the author's perspective.

I suggest dividing the list into two lists - one for business and
announcements, one for general discussion. I've had to do that with
several listgroups in the past, and it usually works well.

Alan Dechert wrote:

>Barbara,
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>>Of course this is not my list. But if it's going to continue to be
>>reply-to-all, then I must regretfully request to have my name
>>removed from the list.
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>We value your input and would of course prefer to have you continue on the
>list. The vast majority of replies to list email are directed to the list.
>So, imo, it only makes sense for the default to be list-reply. Otherwise,
>on 99+% of the messages we compose we will have to take extra steps to get
>the email to go to the list.
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>Nonetheless, we try to embrace democracy here and if some significant
>portion of the 100 or so list members wants to make the change you suggest,
>then I think we should make the change. So let's hear from others!
>
>Alan D.
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