[R] Reply to list policy
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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