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SubjectRe: Personalities and progress
On Tue, 29 Sep 1998, Tim Smith wrote:

> Actually, I don't see any reason to either CC or send directly to anyone
> involved in a discussion on this list. Why not send *only* to the list?
> If you send to both the list and a person, either directly or via CC,
> they just end up seeing the message twice.
>
> I'm sure there are exceptions, but in general, isn't sending only to the
> list the best thing to do?

2 things spring immediately to mind:

1) When a message is To: or CC: someone, it gets to them a lot faster
(sent directly instead of passing through vger's various degrees of
mailing-list constipation).

2) Some mail readers (f.e. Pine) provide visual cues for messages that
include your e-mail address in the To: line. This is immensely useful
when I'm scanning the 1000 messages in my INBOX for ongoing conversations
I'm involved in.

Adam
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You crucify all honesty \\Adam D. Bradley artdodge@cs.bu.edu
No signs you see do you believe \\Boston University Computer Science
And all your words just twist and turn\\ Grad Student and Linux Hacker
Reviving just to crash and burn \\ <><
---------> Why can't you listen as love screams everywhere? <--------

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