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   RE: [xml-dev] Reply-to munging

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Uche Ogbuji <uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com> wrote:

> > I have no problem with the "munging" of the "reply to". 
> That is indeed 
> > how I expect a mailing list to work.  What I've been seeing is that 
> > I've got to do a "reply to all" to get things to the list 
> instead of a 
> > simple "reply".  


> From my reading of Simon's and Joe's messages, the three of 
> us know that's 
> what you mean.  And we disagree with you that it's a bad 
> thing to have to use 
> reply-to-all.  From what you say it seems that the other 
> lists you frequent 
> use reply-to munging.  I think that's nasty, and I gather 
> many others agree 
> with me.  To be fair, there are prople who swear by it, and 
> that's why I said 
> it's such a flammable topic.

I've been using mailing lists off and on for some 20 years now and this is
the first one I've encountered that behaves this way. Personally, I find it
a pain that dialogue by default is "off list", maybe I'm just too used to
"open source" mind sets (where off list is a bad thing)...


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