OT - list netiquette
Mark E. Mallett
mem at mv.mv.com
Tue Nov 4 20:48:24 UTC 2003
> P.S. OWEN, PLEASE STOP CC'ING ME ON REPLIES. EITHER REPLY TO ME ONLY, OR
> TO THE LIST (WHICHEVER YOU PREFER), BUT NOT TO BOTH.
> pps: Lazily clicking "reply to all" and sending off a message (with an
> unwanted *attachment* no less) cc'd to a bunch of people who don't need
> duplicate replies typically goes hand in hand with top posting. These are
> clear signs of someone who is too lazy to bother with following standard
> conventions, and who thinks that it's OK to do the lazy "easy" thing even
> when it inconveniences others.
I've seen lots of requests in both directions, over the years.
On a slow list like this, people often like to be cc'd directly.
It's hard to know what to do in all situations, other than mind
one's own mailbox. There are ways to filter out duplicates,
and that seems (to me) to be the best.
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