[seqfan] Re: reply-to address on SeqFan list

Max Alekseyev maxale at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 19:51:13 CET 2009


I strongly support Maximilian's suggestion.

Another issue that needs to be fixed is seqfan at list.seqfan.eu vs.
seqfan at seqfan.eu controversy.
I see many people (including me sometimes when I'm "replying to all")
sending messages to both that causes (in some cases?) duplication of
the messages.
I suggest to disable one of these emails and make
autoforwarding/autoreplacement it into the other (if the latter one is
not yet present in to:/cc: fields).


On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 1:45 PM, Maximilian Hasler
<Maximilian.Hasler at martinique.univ-ag.fr> wrote:
> Olivier,
> sometimes I would like to reply to the author of a post in private and
> not necessarily to the whole list.
> However, the current setting of the SeqFan list is such that "Reply"
> and "Reply all" both go *only* to the seqfan list,
> and it is quite awkward to make a reply to the author only, if you
> don't have him yet in your contact list.
> Personally, I would largely prefer the "old" setting (reply-to address
> = from address),
> where "reply" goes to the sender only, and "reply all" goes to all
> (and I just noticed that if somebody is annoyed by the fact that his
> mail agent does not recognize as identical the two instances of the
> message he might receive, he should simply correct this setting at
> http://list.seqfan.eu/cgi-bin/mailman/options/seqfan).
> This would allow more easily to make the list a bit less noisy.
> Typically, interested people would reply to the author in case they
> think clarifications are needed or so, and when a refined version of
> the question or a satisfying reply is available, a copy might go to
> the list.
> In my opinion, the current setting is fine for a discussion forum
> (news group...) but maybe a bit less for a list (even if it would be
> possible to use the new SeqFan as a web based newsgroup by accessing
> the pipermail archive).
> Of course I don't expect you to change this on my sole opinion, but I
> send a copy to the list so others may (privately to you, if they wish
> so) express their agreement or, of course, disagreement.
> Regards,
> Maximilian
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