> 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. :)


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