And Stan's point was that it is *not* the courteous thing to do, in part
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because the recipient gets two identical copies. Stan is, in fact,
expressing the consensus view that grew up in mailing lists and news groups
as they developed.
The difference here is between people who have a background in newsgroup
Netiquette and those who approach newsgroups as the same as communicating by
"Sally Goodman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
Ann Rabinowitz wrote:
It is courteous to copy the original poster to ensure that he/she reads yourStan Goodman wrote:
Are you saying that one who responds to a query is in some senseWhoa! I was just about to thank Ann for the suggestion when Stan's message
obligated to also send the questioner a copy of his reply?....
It is not necessary to patronize him by sending him an additional
personal "engraved" copy of each reply.
through me for a loop.
Lighten up folks. We are here to help one another not be sarcastic or
criticize. By no means did I read in Ann's message that one who responds to
a query is *obligated* to also send the questioner a copy of the reply. It
seems to me to be a courteous thing to do. Frankly, I never thought to do it
myself, but I have often missed a response and would have appreciated a
If you don't want to send a copy, don't. If you don't want to read a
message, delete it. But, please let's treat each other with respect.