[TriLUG] About "Private notes"
ncdave4life at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 16:25:56 EDT 2012
On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 4:17 PM, Joseph Mack NA3T <jmack at wm7d.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Apr 2012, Peter Neilson wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Apr 2012 15:33:54 -0400, Alan Porter <porter at trilug.org>
>> Opinions? Gripes?
>> To correct a reply inadvertently sent to a single individual instead of
>> the group, one observes that it failed to appear, and sends it again as
>> To correct a reply inadvertently sent to the whole group, one posts
>> another message apologizing for the stupid error.
> It's a zero sum problem then. It's impossible to optimise by chosing one
> or other or any combination of the two choices.
The cost of the former error is small. The cost of the later error is
potentially much larger, if it causes embarrassment to someone.
Even though I most often want my reply to go to the whole list, I would
prefer that it default to "poster."
I think there's also a setting which governs whether a person's own
messages are sent back to him, along with everyone else on the list. If
the default is to reply "poster" then the default should also be that the
sender is included among the recipients, so that he'll be more likely to
notice if he accidentally sends to just one person when he intended to send
to the whole list.
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