The mail already *is* from the list.

This can get flubbed when people start using reply-all and leaving the original 
senders in the mix. As this continues in the thread, individual e-mail 
addresses start bouncing around between To and CC and the list address usually 
gets relegated to CC permanently. But it doesn’t matter because one can always 
set their filters to include To, CC and From (if not also, or instead, 
reply-to) and there should be no issue.

There is a case for reply-all, but it involves cross-posted messages (to other 
lists) or one-off participants who aren’t list members. This is pretty rare 
here. (Occasionally you’ll see a message posted on both -dev and -user but not 
often and so many are on both) I don’t think I’ve seen any cross-postings to 
outside lists. On the off chance a non-member participates (with moderator 
approval) it would likely be obvious and you could include their personal 
address.

Regards,
Adrien

> On Apr 10, 2018, at 4:38 PM, Dale Alspach <alspac...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Question for those who want the [GNC] prefix:
> Would having the email from be from the list (gnucash-user@gnucash.org)
> instead of the user (original sender) serve as well?
> 
> This would also help with the "remember to reply to the list" issue. Reply,
> Reply-all, Reply-list would include the list address.
> I believe the mailing list software would still put the original sender
> address in the headers so that an off-list reply would be possible.
> 
> Some view this type of address munging as being bad but I believe that in
> the case of gnucash-user this is the de facto preference of the maintainers
> and developers.
> 
> Dale
> 
> 
> On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 3:48 PM, Rich Shepard <rshep...@appl-ecosys.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> On Tue, 10 Apr 2018, listreader wrote:
>> 
>> Your tally probably doesn't mean what you think it means. In my
>>> experience, far more people are likely to complain about 'changes' they
>>> don't like than are people who approve or are neutral about the same
>>> 'changes'. Like on a ratio of 10 to 1 or greater.
>>> 
>> 
>>  Please add my vote to the neutral category. I subscribe to about a dozen
>> mail lists, most use a list-related prefix in brackets; a couple don't.
>> Because incoming messages are sorted into list-specific files the only time
>> the prepended tags matter is when multiple lists cover the same topic.
>> 
>>  GnuCash is the only bookkeeping application I use so a prepended tag
>> makes
>> no difference to me. But, for those who don't automatically sort incoming
>> messages it could well be helpful.
>> 
>>  If having it present does no harm there's no reason to remove it, in my
>> opinion. If you're reading e-mail on a phone, watch, or other small device
>> and cannot see the entire subject line you probably have the ability to
>> scroll horizontally as well as vertically.
>> 
>> Rich
>> 
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