why cc'ing (aka: More details on folder translator function)

Nicolas Sebrecht nicolas.s-dev at laposte.net
Sun Jan 16 15:27:37 GMT 2011

On Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 08:48:33PM +0800, Ng Oon-Ee wrote:
> > Yes. But there are three reasons why cc'ing is the good thing to do:
> > 
> > #1. You are not supposed to subscribe to send emails to the mailing
> > list. This is a good thing to encourage users to report issues without
> > the pain of subscribing. For them to have the answers back, you need to
> > cc.
> > 
> > #2. The mailing list may have problems. By cc'ing you strongly enhance
> > chances to have your posts received by people already involved in the
> > thread. They are a priori the first ones interested by the following
> > posts. So, they expect to be cc'ed.
> > 
> > #3. As a maintainer, I expect to be cc'ed (or be the destination) on
> > mails that I have to be aware of. Typically patches but not merely. The
> > mails I usually handle first are those in my INBOX, not the (filtered)
> > mailing list.
> > 
> > So please, keep the habbit of cc'ing while posting. It is really the
> > best thing to do. ,-)
> > 
> Perhaps note should be made of that somewhere (at the sign-up page for
> example). On some other FOSS lists cc-ing earns you flames...

Feel free to patch up the last "really accesible" restructuredtext
documentation. ,-p

Nicolas Sebrecht

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