Hopeless cause

James Montgomery james_montgomery at me.com
Mon Feb 15 19:05:11 UTC 2010

Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
> James Montgomery wrote:
>> Hash: SHA1
>> Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>>> 	I have been reading this list and offering help when I know 
>>> the answer to the problem. But my answer is moderated by the 
>>> new system they have, and my help has been between 2 and 4 
>>> days late on the list. By the time my email arrives either 
>>> someone else helped, or the person with the problem has given up.
>>> 	So I have decided to stop trying to help. It is hopeless.
>>> 73 Karl
>> Karl, this is exactly why you should reply to the list and CC the
>> original recipient. That is generally how moderated lists function
>> efficiently and effectively.
>> J.M.
> 	Hmmm, not a good idea. It would piss me off very quickly if I started 
> getting a duplicate of every message when I'm part of a thread in a 
> mailing list.

I would hope they weren't CC'ing the enitre thread every message. It's
customary to respond to a specific question in that fashion. Eg:

User A Posts: $PROBLEM

User B Replies directly to User A and CC the list (for archival purposes)



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