>I think most of the arguments for/against Reply-To munging are
>missing the point of running a mailing list: to promote vigorous
>discussion of a particular topic among a large amount of people.
>If you find that your topic is very technical, it might be best
>for your list to default public replies using Reply-To.
On what planet is that "THE point of running a mailing list"? Where I
come from, it is generally the disseminiation of information, or discussion
of a topic. How vigorous that discussion is, or how many people participate,
is not a factor. High traffic is never a goal! You seem to be losing sight
of the value of chewing up as *little* bandwidth as possible.
In general, *especially* on technical lists, it is often reasonable that
discussion, solutions, etc. are sent to the originator, who summarizes
for the whole membership.
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