[R] 'Reply-To:' of R-announce [was ... New Package: ipred ..]

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Wed Apr 10 15:04:15 CEST 2002

>>>>> "PD" == Peter Dalgaard BSA <p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk> writes:

    PD> Martin Maechler <maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch> writes:
    >> >>>>> "UweL" == Uwe Ligges <ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de> writes:
    UweL> Uwe Ligges wrote:
    >> (something meant to one person only)
    UweL> Ouch! My apologies!
    UweL> I didn't recognize that  "r-help" was in the reply-to field, why ever,
    UweL> of my mail-tool instead of Andrea's e-mail address.
    >> This has been on purpose, in order to make sure people do *NOT*
    >> reply to R-announce  (which *did* happen before I've added that reply-to).
    >> I'm just now looking if it's easy setting the `reply-to' to the original
    >> sender of the message instead..

    PD> Please don't. It would drive the release manager and maintainers crazy
    PD> (or crazier...) if all followups to release announcements went to them
    PD> instead of to r-help.

I see;  hmm, I had already activated the change.
So, I'm reverting now.

Is there a good alternative to the status quo?
Should we have more text in the "footer" of each message, or add
a "header" additionally ?

One possibility would be to have R-announce really moderated; but I'm not
volunteering for moderator -- but as a matter of fact, I then
could teach a selected group of people on how to post to
R-announce with a password in way that no moderator interaction happens)

BTW, most of the stuff to R-announce nowadays is spam that you
all don't see, but I do..

What do you think? 

Maybe, we can keep this discussion private to the few people
interested; and I will summarize to R-help?

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