ADMIN: Change in the "reply" function of INDOLOGY
Anna A. Slaczka
annamisia at YAHOO.COM
Wed May 12 07:04:50 UTC 2010
I understand that in our busy times one may read an email too quickly but nobody so far remarked that the emails sent to Indology are clearly marked TO: INDOLOGY and not TO: Anna Slaczka, for example.
[reading emails too quickly is a mistake I commited right now sending my (first) reply to Steve instead of Indology List :-)]
Curator South Asian Art
--- On Tue, 5/11/10, Steven Lindquist <slindqui at MAIL.SMU.EDU> wrote:
> From: Steven Lindquist <slindqui at MAIL.SMU.EDU>
> Subject: Re: ADMIN: Change in the "reply" function of INDOLOGY
> To: INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk
> Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 5:57 PM
> An alternative might be to have all
> list emails come automatically tagged with "INDOLOGY" at the
> start of the subject line. At least then there is an
> immediate visual cue that it is not a personal message
> (something similar has worked well, but not flawlessly, on
> certain others lists I use).
> Steven Lindquist, Ph.D.
> Assistant Professor
> Department of Religious Studies
> Southern Methodist University
> Homepage: http://faculty.smu.edu/slindqui
> On May 11, 2010, at 10:43 AM, Dominik Wujastyk wrote:
> > I've just switched the list's default behaviour to
> "Reply to Sender" rather
> > than "Reply to List". Let's see how we like it.
> > In the 20-year history of this INDOLOGY list, this
> topic has of course come
> > up before. In the past, the consensus has been
> that "reply to list" is a
> > greater convenience, and "reply to sender" is not what
> most people want for
> > most postings.
> > Anyhow, let's see. Times change.
> > Best,
> > Dominik Wujastyk
> > INDOLOGY duty committee member
> > On 11 May 2010 16:21, Steven Lindquist <slindqui at mail.smu.edu>
> >> I strongly urge the moderators to find a way to
> change the format of list
> >> emails: they appear in inboxes as sent by
> individuals, but then they "reply
> >> to" the group. This is clearly the reason
> for such errors (at least, it was
> >> in the case in my own misposting in the not too
> distant past). I have
> >> myself set up email rules to shuffle list emails
> into a special folder to
> >> try to avoid this problem, but this should be
> unnecessary (I have no such
> >> issues with any other list).
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