On Sat, 06 Jul 2002 14:43:16 -0700
JC Dill <inet-list @
> Maybe I've been using usenet too long, but I expect people who post or
> email to a discussion group to always expect replies to go back to the
> discussion group (if said replies are of general interest to the
> group), and if they want a courtesy copy (or a private response) to
> explicitly *ask* for it in the body of their message.
Actually in netnews this is explicitly controlled by the headers. As a
result a netnews poster can trivially and explicitly control the default
distribution of followups and replies to his posts. He can effectively
force them to a different list of newsgroups, to email and thus off
Again, the shame is that the mass market netnews clients I've looked at
don't reveal or do much to support this fact (the Unix ones do for some
J C Lawrence
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