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Re: how to determine if to reply by CC as well

From: Quanyang Liu
Subject: Re: how to determine if to reply by CC as well
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:07:58 +0800
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On Tue, Aug 19 2014 at 01:46:37 +0800, Bob Proulx wrote:
> Quanyang Liu wrote:
>> Sorry, I am just new here. But I am curious why you all know the OP will
>> never see the replies? If one is not on the list, does he can post here?
> The GNU mailing lists are all open lists.  Because of them mostly
> starting off as a bug reporting address and we wouldn't require
> someone to be subscribed before posting a bug.  And more or less the
> same when writing for help.  If someone is writing for help they may
> not be knowledgeable about mailing lists and are starting from the
> beginning and asking for help.  Therefore the mailing lists are open
> and it is not necessary to be subscribe to post.
> And so people often write to report a bug or write to ask for help and
> are not subscribed.  If they don't say anything then we don't know if
> they know enough to be subscribe or not.  If they are not (no way for
> most people to know) then a list-reply only will not ever be seen by
> them.

Thanks for answering.

Quanyang Liu (刘全阳)
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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