[Snort-users] Replying conventions
mkettler at ...4108...
Wed Aug 21 12:24:03 EDT 2002
This morning I got some all-caps flame mail in reply to one of my list
postings. The posting in question was one in which I replied to: the
author, and the list. The Canadian complainer wasn't on the to: or cc: of
the email complained about, so I can only presume he was complaining
because the To: line didn't start with snort-users at ...6665...
As far as I can tell, replying to the author, and to: the list, or replying
to: the author and cc: the list is pretty common in snort users. Anyone
have any explanation as to why someone might object that I replied to the
author as well as the list, when they were not the author?
The only reason I can see that this would bother a bystanding list
subscriber is if they have a pretty lame MUA which can't handle filtering
mail into separate mailboxes when there's multiple recipients in the to:
line. And that's a pretty lame complaint IMO. Anyone got any valid gripes
against this practice?
The complaint I got consisted of:
PLEASE POST TO THE LIST ONLY!
Erm, what the heck is your problem?
and got back:
You must be really dense!
Followed by a subsequent email asking for a more in depth explanation of
their problem being 553'ed
I chalk it up to mostly being some dimbulb who has a bug up his hind end
about the way everyone else in the world doesn't do things his way, but it
did pique my curiosity.
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