[Mono-list] Please include ASP.NET - Was "ETA to next packagedbuild"

Piers Haken piersh@friskit.com
Thu, 25 Jul 2002 08:06:46 -0700

You've sent that link before, and I still think it's complete BS:

1) every other mailing list I've ever seen uses the reply-to field, and
I don't remember ever seeing anymoue bitch about it.

2) every time I hit I hit reply-all on a message that I've already
replied to, I have to remove my name from the list of recipients
otherwise I receive my message twice. Every time I do this I curse your

3) It makes incoming mail redirection more complicated. Which means you
have to use the '[mono-list]' crap, and I could write a whole we page on
why that's a bad idea...

4) I'd say the 'reply-to-author' case is used less than 1% of the time.
Why make it a pain for the majority of us the majority of the time?

5) as for the "coddling the brain-dead" bit, that's just the kind of
elitist attitude that's so prevalent in the open-source community that
drives regular users away. That guy works on Elm, and since <i>his</i>
mailer has some feature, <i>he</i> thinks that everyone else should
suffer for not using a mailer that has the fame features as his. BS.

Sure, I don't have as many cons as your link has pros, but still.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dick Porter [mailto:dick@ximian.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2002 6:55 AM
> To: 'Mono List'
> Subject: Re: [Mono-list] Please include ASP.NET - Was "ETA to 
> next packagedbuild"
> On Thu, 2002-07-25 at 14:27, Simon Waite wrote:
> > Also I would advocate the "Reply-To:" field being set on 
> the list too. 
> > (For those of us with less than adequate mail readers)
> Looks like its time for the regular link to 
> http://www.unicom.com/pw/reply-to-harmful.html
> - Dick
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