> Paul Findon wrote (in part): > > Hedley is not asking for a "reply-to-all." What he, I and, no doubt, > > others want is "reply-to-list." In other words, when you click your > > Reply button, by default, messages are addressed to the list.
Terrible approach!! The e-mail client world has been relying on "Reply" only going to the sender for a long, long time! Changing this behavior is likely to be far more prone to error, IMHO. And, FWIW, there is no "Reply-to-list" in my e-mail clients at all. How would Outlook or Thunderbird even know these e-mails were from a "list"? Isn't a "list" just like a giant e-mail alias (where people can add/remove themselves without needing an alias administrator)? > > I've been using lists since 1993 and running several since 1996, and > > Framers is the only list I've ever come across that works this way. Hmmm ... not my experience. The lists that I am on send this stuff to me via e-mail. It is my e-mail client behavior that governs how the addressing is done ... nothing to do with the list. > > Replying to list messages should be simple - click Reply and the > > addressing is done. The current setup is cumbersome and has tripped > > many of us up. If someone wants to reply privately, they will > > naturally be more careful and double-check the To address. Fred Ridder wrote: > FWIW, I currently subscribe to 7 or 8 mailing lists (a couple of them > basically inactive), and all of them work the same way as Framers. > Reply goes just to the poster; Reply All goes to the list and the > poster and anyone cc'ed by the poster. It would drive me a little > crazy(er) if Framers behaved differently than the other lists. Exactly the way I would too! E-mail is e-mail. My experience with e-mail client programs: you do a Reply, it goes to the Sender, and you do a Reply-All, it goes to everybody on that e-mail "To:" and "Cc:" fields. The fact that it is a "list" is quite artificial ... consider it a giant alias, and the behavior will make sense perhaps. I am going to stay out of further discussion on this for now - as long as nobody messes with my e-mail client, I don't see the "problem" at all. :) Z