Re: Handling email

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Thu Nov 04 2004 - 19:04:10 CST

I'm happy to create and maintain an announcements-only list. Quite a
number of people in the past have removed themselves from the mailing
list because they were getting too many messages. So in the next few
days, I will create an announcements-only list. I'll announce to the
group when the list is ready, and then people can be added. All of
our donors who are not on our discussion list should also be added.

Best regards,

At 5:20 PM -0700 11/4/04, Robert Rapplean wrote:
>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:
>>>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.
>>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.
>>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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