Re: Responding off list

Jesse S. Cook III (jcook@AWOD.COM)
Sun, 14 Jul 1996 13:07:26 -0400

owner-ane using -f
>Date: Sun, 14 Jul 1996 02:06:06 -0400
>Subject: Re: Responding off list
>Precedence: bulk
>Some messages, even if they are relevant to the overall topic of an email
>list, create a lot of unnecessary message traffic...Especially when seeking
>answers to a question, a lot of people respond who do NOT know or have the
>answer (admit that they do not), and then one or two respond who do. Given
>the difficulty all of us have in disciplining ourselves to NOT speak up when
>it is not useful to the larger community, there is very good reason in many
>cases to ask that responses go to the author of the first message, not to
>the whole list...
>There are probably more cases where such a noise-reduction technique should
>have been applied but was not, than there are cases where someone lost
>something significant by having it omitted...
>This means that messages are directed to those who are
>interested, and not to those who do not want the extra noise in the
>communications channel...
>Lloyd Anderson

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