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Re: Only mailing list mail visible

From: Alexander Hansen
Subject: Re: Only mailing list mail visible
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 09:09:05 -0700

> On Jun 11, 2015, at 08:57, John W. Eaton <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 06/11/2015 09:22 AM, JuanPi wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Is it possible to configure the mailing list to show only the mailing
>> list mail and not also the sender?
> Yes, it is possible, but I'm not sure it's the best solution.  It's 
> definitely not the way most lists are configured.  Could anyone here who has 
> used a list that is configured this way comment on how well it works?
>> When one gives support for people in the mailing list, they tend to
>> answer directly, specially new users. There is nothing in place
>> encouraging other behavior. If they couldn't see the mail of the
>> person answering their request but only the mailing list, then we
>> would save some energy.
>> Is this possible?
> Is it difficult to reply with a short "please use the mailing list" message 
> and quote their message back to them so they can send it to the list if they 
> choose?
> I think I understand why you are asking for this change, but I also like 
> having the option of easily replying privately.
> Maybe we should just change the help list and see how that works?  I'm not 
> sure that it's needed as much for the maintainers list.
> jwe

The lists I moderate run more or less the same way that Octave’s do—we’ve had 
this conversation ourselves. 

One thing that I do, as does at least one of our other developers, to try to 
keep the discussion on the list is to put the list address as the reply-to when 
I reply.  That’s a little bit more effort on my end, but it has the virtue that 
it can be applied selectively—I don’t bother for people who follow the 
etiquette of replying to all.

Alexander Hansen, Ph.D.
Fink User Liaison

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