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    SubjectRFC: append reason for cc to the name by default
    On Fri, 2010-09-10 at 11:33 +0200, wrote:
    > The script is a very useful tool for deploying changes
    > made to the kernel. Among others it searches not only the MAINTAINERS
    > file but also the git history for people to send patches to.
    > This can be unexpected for the receiving side and can and does provoke
    > sometimes anger because it is not easy to determine if the sender did
    > explicitly put the receiving side on the cc list, or if they just
    > trolled the tree. The receiving side, if not used to be cc'd on many
    > things will check the patch, spend time investigating what the heck they
    > were cc'd just to realize, that there was no special reason.
    > As is frequently used by kernel newcomers who _can_
    > not know whom to cc by themself, this anger then comes as a surprise for them
    > and definitely puts them in an awkward position.
    > By appending a a note of the reason for the cc in the name, the reason
    > becomes clear and the receiving side is relieved from feeling obliged to
    > check the patch while the sending side has a chance to adapt the
    > cc'list to their liking.
    > But the most useful aspect of this is, IMHO, that it makes it transparent who
    > just used as a shortcut to increase his own
    > patch-throughput or who really put an effort in finding or editing the
    > cc'list to their likings.

    How about making --rolestats the default and adding a --nodecorate
    option default off?

    This would mean that any current script that expects bare email
    addresses would need to add --nodecorate to get the old behavior.

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