Blunt Tools (was: cgf does not want private email about cygwin)

Christopher Faylor
Tue Jun 26 08:35:00 GMT 2001

On Tue, Jun 26, 2001 at 01:21:56AM -0400, Greg Smith wrote:
>One problem/phenomenom I've noticed: the Cygwin developers tend to
>reply to the list and cc: the respondent.  So, the respondent gets two
>mails, if he/she responds to the wrong one, the mail goes to the
>developer instead of the list...  this could account for some of the
>problem anyways.

I Cc people if I'm not sure if they are subscribed to the list.  If
I don't do this, it seems like responses are missed.

Regardless, I *always* (except for a brief period yesterday where I was
responding for the wrong machine) set the Reply-To back to the list.

Other members of the "core team" actually do this + set their From:
address to

Until recently, I have had very few problems with people Cc'ing me.
Lately, it seems that people are going out of their way to either
contact me personally or force the Cc back to me, despite the email
header setting.

In fact, I can almost guarantee that if I send email asking people not
to Cc me here, that I will get a personal message within an hour or so.
That's been my experience so far, anyway.  As an example, the recent
make/sh thread came to me first.  It came in as we were in the
middle of this "blunt tools" discussion.


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