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Re: policy around 'wontfix' bug tag




On Mon 05 Feb 2018 at 08:40:27 (-0500), The Wanderer wrote:
> On 2018-02-05 at 08:11, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> 
> > On 2018-02-05 01:53:02 +1300, Richard Hector wrote:
> > 
> >> On 05/02/18 01:44, Nicolas George wrote:
> 
> >>> Done this once, but I cannot promise I will think of it later.
> >>> Document your preference in your mail mail header, the standard
> >>> way, so that it is automatic and works for everybody, just like I
> >>> did. Too bad the list software is not properly configured to do
> >>> that automatically.
> >> 
> >> My preference is for any personal replies addressed to me to go to
> >> me, and I'd use the Reply-to header (as intended) if I needed it to
> >> go somewhere else. But replies to the list should go to the list
> >> (only) (unless otherwise requested), as per list policy.
> > 
> > You should set up a "Mail-Followup-To:" for that. This is entirely
> > your problem.
> 
> That does seem to be the trend and position of the world, especially in
> recent years, but I disagree as a matter of philosophy.
> 
> A mailing list whose subscribers can post to it is a discussion forum.
> 
> Replies to a message which was posted to a discussion forum should, by
> default, go back to that forum. If the poster wants the replies to go
> somewhere else, it is that poster's responsibility to indicate this
> fact, whether by message headers, signature comments, explicit
> statements in the body of the message, or some other means.
> 
> This is just as true of offline fora as of online ones.
> 
> Usenet got this right, IMO, and so did all the mailing lists I remember
> participating in back before Web fora became a vaguely-viable thing. I
> consider it a sad thing that the precedent established there seems to
> have been abandoned since that time.

If it really worries you, the answer might be ~/.procmailrc and

:0 Wh: $HOME/msgid.lock
| formail -D 199999 $HOME/msgid.cache

I used it for years.

Cheers,
David.