RE: Fwd: translation

Subject: RE: Fwd: translation
From: Evelyn Lee Barney <evbarney -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 07:46:27 -0400



I prefer default to list. In most cases, my replies are intended for the entire list and I am more apt to take the precaution of making sure that a message is private if needed than to be sure it is public.

Ev

> Hey John,
>
> I don't think so. In the off-chance that I'd say something
> unflattering or unkind to an individual, I don't think I'd
> want the default setting to be "To the whole list". It makes
> it available for all the world to see just by typing my name
> in Google. Wouldn't it be easy enough to just send it again
> directly to the list if you happen to hit "Reply" instead of
> "Reply All?" I can't see any posting being valuable enough to
> offset the embarrassment caused by saying something
> inappropriate to the whole list.
>
>
> Tom Johnson
> Technical Writer
> tjohnson -at- starcutter -dot- com
>
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>
>
> Well, as the proverb goes, "It is better to have posted
> something embarrassing, than never to have posted at all".
> It's a risk I'm prepared to take. Still, maybe I'm a voice in
> the wilderness shooting monkeys in a barrel.
>
> Could be a poll question on the list's page? Or it could be a
> long and pointless thread which lurches from anecdote to
> opinion before finally dying without conclusion.
>
>
> Dick Margulis wrote:
>> I participate on two lists where the default behavior is to
>> reply to the list and you have to manually delete the list
>> address and copy/paste the member's address if you want to
>> reply privately.
>>
>> This arrangement leads to FREQUENT embarrassment for people
>> who intended to write privately to the OP.
>>
>> The setup on techwr-l, where Reply All is the way to post to
>> the list, is far preferable IMO.
>>
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