[R] Reply to list policy
Peter Dalgaard BSA
p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Tue Dec 7 19:15:02 CET 1999
Martyn Plummer <plummer at iarc.fr> writes:
> I wonder if it isn't time to change the reply-to-list policy of R-help
> and adopt the alternative convention of replying to the author and asking
> him/her to summarize to the list.
> Recently R-help has been too busy for me to keep up with. There were
> quite a few identical responses in the "Finding indices with a certain
> property" thread, rather than an extended discussion. I think this
> illustrates the need for a reply to author policy.
> Does anybody else feel the same way?
- people often don't get around to summarizing
- you don't see whether anyone else replied, so either people get zero
responses or responses from everyone. Todays minor storm was an
exception to that effect: people replying before responses of others
- it is manageable with filtering and threading. (e.g. procmail or
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