On Dec 11, 2006, at 3:59 PM, Gerard Seibert wrote:

On Monday December 11, 2006 at 05:09:01 (PM) James Long wrote:

By the way, that is why it is customary to Cc: both the person and
and the list when replying. It doesn't do any good to send a response
to the list if the person who asked the question isn't subscribed.

Maybe it is just me, but I hate that Cc crap. I always end up with two
copies of the same message. Unless the individual specifically requests to be Cc'd, I never utilize it. Besides, how hard is it to subscribe to
a list, post your question and hopefully receive a satisfactory
response and then terminate your association with the list if you are so
inclined. I joined the 'Apache' forum just to get one simple answer,
then exited. Not a big deal at all.

I agree that the list should only accept mail from subscribed members. Mainly to keep spam and other crap off the list. Most lists I am on (which are technical) require you to be a list member to post. So in this case the FreeBSD policies are "not the norm." I am on one list for an MTA where if you CC the orig poster plus send to the list you get in trouble with some folks.


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