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Exactly - and this is why I totally am not in favour of replying to the person rather than the list

Our British Car list used to reply to the list and if someone asked a question everyone saw the answers and ensuing dialogue. Someone complained about reply to list and the reply to was changed - the result is that we seldom see the responses to questions and folks receiving the info end up having to remember to forward all of the responses to the list so others can share

Not  a good idea to reply to sender on these help lists


anne-ology wrote:
        exactly, therefore to change the default, you're changing this list
to where folks will now be corresponding privately rather than allowing the
list to hear what's new and learn from others.

On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 11:47 AM, Felmon Davis <> wrote:

On Mon, 13 Aug 2012, webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:

I did not know that you could "make" the email client state "Reply List"
instead of the text on the "Reply All" button.  I run Thunderbird 14.0.

I have to get use to using the "Reply List" instead of "Reply" to post a
message to the thread.  It could be confusing to people, but does make it
easier to send a message to the poster, off list.  I use to copy the email
address of the poster and then paste it to my "To:" section.  This will be
easier to do that, but hopefully not too many people will forget to use the
"new" "Reply List" button instead of the "Reply" button.

myself, I am not so clear why people are interested in sending private
email to people on a public list. I did it yesterday but only because I had
trouble posting to the list and was overeager to get my word
('hucksterism') in.

the default mode on a list of replying to the list made sense to me. not a
big deal for me since I mostly lurk.


Felmon Davis

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