[R] Reply to list policy

A.J. Rossini rossini at biostat.washington.edu
Wed Dec 8 00:04:42 CET 1999

>>>>> "PDB" == Peter Dalgaard BSA <p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk> writes:

    PDB> 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?

    PDB> Not me.

Not me, either.  Peter summarized my feelings precisely.

    PDB> - people often don't get around to summarizing

    PDB> - you don't see whether anyone else replied, so either people
    PDB>   get zero responses or responses from everyone. Todays minor
    PDB>   storm was an exception to that effect: people replying
    PDB>   before responses of others got in.

    PDB> - it is manageable with filtering and
    PDB>   threading. (e.g. procmail or gnus)

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