On Fri, 2020-02-14 at 18:02 +0100, sukil via agora-discussion wrote: > Hi, > > For some reason, any agora-* conversation (tested with my register > message, a random one coming from agora-official and another one coming > from this list) includes a reply-to header which points to this list, > and excludes any other agora-* list. This means that I should always > "reply to list" instead of "reply to sender only", even though both are > the same address (but the sender address gets overwritten by the > reply-to header), because if I fail to do so the message will be sent to > this list (that was what happened yesterday). Is this intentional? > > (Just in case somebody is seeing list logs (not archives), sorry for > attempting to send messages twice, I tend to forget to select this alias > and the list duly complains.).
Normally, replies to a list don't want to go back to that same list anyway. For example, proposal distributions go to agora-official, but discussion of them should go to agora-discussion and votes on them should go to agora-business. We've had the reply-to set to agora-discussion for ages, because discussing a message is the most common sort of "reply" to it. In particular, a reply-to of agora-official is almost certainly incorrect because it's very rare to send replies to that list (unless an officer is correcting a mistake in a report). You could make more of an argument for agora-business, but in general there's less potential damage from posts going to -discussion by mistake than there is from posts going to -business by mistake. -- ais523