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Re: speeding up Octave development

From: lash
Subject: Re: speeding up Octave development
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 1999 17:58:11 -0600 (CST)

> I would be glad to not feel like I have to answer questions about
> gnuplot on the help-octave list.  But for that to happen, I have to
> see that someone is answering these questions publicly.  If people
> just send responses to the person who asked the question, and that
> person never sends a summary to the list, then I generally assume that
> the question went unanswered.  And the answer doesn't show up in the
> archives, so people who might want to search for an answer before
> asking the list can't find anything.  So the same questions are asked
> again and again.  That's why I generally try to answer things that
> haven't been answered on the list, and to CC my replies to the list.
> If more people started answering the easy questions publicly, I would
> probably decide that I no longer needed to.


I usually try to reply to the list and the person if I can answer
someone's question, but one thing that sometimes gets in the way is
that by default replies will go to the person, since the From: line
is the person that sent the mail, and there is no Reply-To: line.
Some of the other mailing lists that I am on set the Reply-To: line
to the list address.  

I don't know if others feel the same way, but I have been bitten
by this a few times.


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