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Re: Programmers as users


From: Dmitry Alexandrov
Subject: Re: Programmers as users
Date: Sat, 09 Nov 2019 01:10:07 +0300
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address@hidden wrote:
> Alexandre François Garreau:
>> For those unaware: most mailing software can \u201cfilter\u201d mails so you 
>> don\u2019t see them, and they end up deleted
>
> Yea, I'm SURE Free Software Programmers have a TON of problems "Discovering" 
> that mail clients can FILTER WHATEVER YOU WANT. Yes you  are SURELY helping 
> ACTUAL Free Software Programmers.

Iʼm afraid, you overestimate us, mortals.

Just wander around mailing lists and count pretty actual programmers, that 
instead of configuring filters try to shift the burden of satisfying their 
preferences on every their correspondent by setting ‘Mail-Followup-To’ to the 
list address, and sometimes even complain if one does not notice this request 
(and in extreme cases just complain, without setting the header).

Or have messed up quotes or broken URLs in their mail, evidently because the 
very simple idea, that the damn autohardwrapping could and should be disabled, 
never came to their minds.

Or have encodings broken (he-he ;-).

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