Re: [PHP] How To Ask Questions - Some List Guidelines

2003-07-15 Thread Joel Rees
  Next thing, please add a reply-to header that has the lists mailing
  address.
 
 This is a topic of debate, and many people (including myself) would urge people
 to ignore this advice. Mangling mail headers can have bad consequences, and
 there is very little reason to do so.

Yeah, but I think the OP was not talking about mangling headers. The
subject was how to ask questions, not how to set up the list server.

The question is whether or not a person wants personal replies, I think.

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Re: [PHP] How To Ask Questions - Some List Guidelines

2003-07-14 Thread Chris Shiflett
--- Burhan Khalid [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Next thing, please add a reply-to header that has the lists mailing
 address.

This is a topic of debate, and many people (including myself) would urge people
to ignore this advice. Mangling mail headers can have bad consequences, and
there is very little reason to do so. If people want to reply to the sender,
they can. If they want to reply to all, they can do that, too. Intelligent mail
clients even allow you to reply to list.

Mangling the Reply-To header just screws all of this up. It's as annoying as
those phone number form fields that automatically tab over.

Chris

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Re: [PHP] How To Ask Questions - Some List Guidelines

2003-07-14 Thread Brad Pauly
Burhan Khalid wrote:
Listees,

  Personally, I'm getting a little annoyed by this, and rather than
  flame any thread in general, I would like to post this note
  regarding some guidelines that I believe constitute responsible list
  posting.
Here is a another resource on mailing list etiquette that some might 
find useful.

http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

- Brad



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Re: [PHP] How To Ask Questions - Some List Guidelines

2003-07-14 Thread Kevin Stone

Chris Shiflett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote in message
news:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
 --- Burhan Khalid [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  Next thing, please add a reply-to header that has the lists mailing
  address.

 This is a topic of debate, and many people (including myself) would urge
people
 to ignore this advice. Mangling mail headers can have bad consequences,
and
 there is very little reason to do so. If people want to reply to the
sender,
 they can. If they want to reply to all, they can do that, too. Intelligent
mail
 clients even allow you to reply to list.

 Mangling the Reply-To header just screws all of this up. It's as annoying
as
 those phone number form fields that automatically tab over.

 Chris

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You make an interesting point however the problem is people reply to this
list using Email, Newsgroup and Web-based clients.  The clients don't all
put the same information in their headers and they don't all understand the
same headers.  If it were strictly a newsgroup list or strictly an email
list or strictly a web-based list then Yes you would have a valid point.
But if the list is to remain open to these different portals then you are
going to have to live with the occasional broken thread.

Case in point... = ME =... I only recently moved from an Email client to a
Newsgroup client to view this list and I had no idea what-so-ever that any
of my replies were breaking threads.  It was a real eye opener.  :-)

- Kevin



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Re: [PHP] How To Ask Questions - Some List Guidelines

2003-07-14 Thread Ray Hunter
I would like to also say that if one follows some sort of guideline that
person is likely to recieve more help (responses).

I know that if there are subjects that are vague and emails that contain
little information, i tend to delete them. Whereas, if someone takes the
time to address the issue, gives supporting information, I am more opt
to do the same in my response.


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