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

Valerie J Roebuck vjroebuck at BTINTERNET.COM
Mon Feb 28 02:28:05 EST 2011


If you use Mac Mail, it's actually about 5 steps, to Reply All and then remove the individual sender's email and move the 'Indology' address from 'cc.' to 'to'. That's not counting the original 2 when you accidentally reply just to the individual and then delete it. When I get emails that are not meant to be public, I stop reading and delete them as soon as I realise. I would hope that we'd all do that.

Valerie 

On 27 Feb 2011, at 23:22, 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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