[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGEO logo contest - when?

Chris Holmes cholmes at openplans.org
Thu Mar 9 08:20:37 PST 2006

Ah, the great reply to debate: 

My preference is for not forcing replies to list.  There's no real good 
way to debate this, as it's a classic holy war 

This one is a bit more tricky since I think we had it one way when it 
was hosted by DM, and another since we've moved to collabnet...

Perhaps a good solution would be to poll what the lists of projects that 
are joining the foundation use for their default reply to?  Whatever is 
in the majority becomes the default for collabnet lists.  But any 
individual project or committee is welcome to motivate to change the 
behavior, or to set up new lists how they like.

best regards,


Daniel Morissette wrote:
> Lester Caine wrote:
>> Post to any list should reply to the list, if you WANT to make a 
>> private comment it should be a matter of choice ;)
> My opinion is the contrary, that forcing the Reply-To: in the headers 
> actually takes away my choice of replying off-list or via the list.
> When walking through hundreds of daily emails from various sources, you 
> tend to reply quickly and a mistake can happen and a private reply ends 
> up on a list because of the Reply-To: in the headers. That happened to 
> me Monday morning when I was not awake enough and sent a private reply 
> to this list by accident. I have over 10 years experience dealing with 
> lists, I am not a newbie, but forcing the replies to the list this way 
> just makes it too easy to make a mistake.
>>> This probably applies to all osgeo lists
>>> Please change the list behaviour,
>>> thanks,
>> Only if that is what everybody wants?
> My vote goes to fixing the lists (i.e. not adding the "Reply-To:" in the 
> headers).
>> I MUCH prefer that all my lists reply to the list, but if you change 
>> it, then I apologize in advance for sending people messages intended 
>> for the list. 90% of the lists I use 'get it right' so I tend to 
>> forget I have to change it for the FEW that do not :)
> 90%? That's a lot of misconfigured lists.  ;)  ;)
> Daniel

Chris Holmes
The Open Planning Project
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