Fwd: Re: [INDOLOGY] default reply behaviour (was: curses)

Frank Conlon conlon at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Sun Feb 27 19:30:37 EST 2011


Steven, I do take your point.  I think, upon reflection, that I can live 
with either system too.  I find it strange that a group of scholars would 
reproduce the error time and time again.  I say that without going back to 
the archives to determine if we had 'repeat offenders' or if each wrong 
post was a 'one-off' event.  My preference for 'reply to list' is that I 
benefit from following the series of responses to queries made to the 
list.

cheers,

Frank

Frank F. Conlon
Professor Emeritus of History, South Asian
      Studies & Comparative Religion
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3560      USA
Co-editor, H-ASIA
Managing Director, Bibliography of Asian Studies Online

On Sun, 27 Feb 2011, Steven Lindquist wrote:

> But the problem, Frank, was that these weren't infrequent at all (a few a month, at the least; right before the change, several within hours).  As I said then, of the 8 or so professional lists I belong to (some moderated, some not; some with 'reply to list,' some not), I had never received anywhere near the number of accidental emails (or radically inappropriate emails for public consumption) as on this one.
>
> But, at the end of the day, I can live with either system (I did what Tim does and will do it again should we change back).
>
> My best,
>
> Steven
>
> --
> Steven Lindquist, Ph.D.
> Assistant Professor
> Department of Religious Studies
> Southern Methodist University
> Homepage: http://faculty.smu.edu/slindqui
> --
>
> On Feb 27, 2011, at 4:13 PM, Frank Conlon wrote:
>
>> Colleagues:
>>
>> I agree with Rosane and others--default reply to list offers great potential value to list members.  While it is true that occasionally a member sends a private message and broadcasts it to the world, I suspect it is infrequent enough (and sometimes so "interesting"), that the alternative is not really satisfactory.
>>
>> Frank
>>
>> Frank F. Conlon
>> Professor Emeritus of History, South Asian
>>     Studies & Comparative Religion
>> University of Washington
>> Seattle, WA 98195-3560      USA
>> Co-editor, H-ASIA
>> Managing Director, Bibliography of Asian Studies Online
>



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