Re: Fwd: translation

Subject: Re: Fwd: translation
From: Janice Gelb <janice -dot- gelb -at- sun -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 22:22:35 +1000

Johnson, Tom wrote:

Hey John,

I don't think so. In the off-chance that I'd say something unflattering or unkind to an individual, I don't think I'd want the default setting to be "To the whole list". It makes it available for all the world to see just by typing my name in Google. Wouldn't it be easy enough to just send it again directly to the list if you happen to hit "Reply" instead of "Reply All?" I can't see any posting being valuable enough to offset the embarrassment caused by saying something inappropriate to the whole list.

I'd been thinking about this problem in the context
of saying something more individual and personal to
someone, or not bothering the whole list with something
meant only for one person's situation. In the case you
mention, though, the solution is much easier: in order
to avoid this sort of embarrassment, you could never
send unkind or unflattering mail at all and then
you wouldn't have to worry about the list settings.

-- Janice

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