[erlang-questions] 'reply-to' header in this mailing list

Pierpaolo Bernardi <>
Wed May 18 09:38:21 CEST 2011

On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 07:35, Michael Turner
<> wrote:
> Does anyone have any statistics on this question? That is, what percentage
> of mailing lists "do it wrong"? It's counterintuitive to me that  a "reply"
> on this mailing list is only to the individual. "Reply" is "Reply to the
> list" on every other mailing list I'm currently on, and on almost every
> mailing list I can remember being on. But perhaps my lifetime mailing list
> membership doesn't approach statistical significance.
> Although it may get me accused of "blindly following the herd," let me
> assert it anyway: arguments from "intuition" in commonly used software
> interfaces only work when you have statistically significant user support
> for them, not some purely formal, rule-based argument for your *personal*
> intuition. What's "intuitive" to one person may be counterintuitive to many.

According to your intuition, what should be the difference between
an action called "Reply" and another called "Reply to all"?

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