[Nomic02] Re: Nomic start

Carl Muckenhoupt nomic02@wurb.com
Fri, 10 Jan 2003 16:11:31 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 10 Jan 2003, Adam Biltcliffe wrote:

> Yeah, I'd agree about the order. With regards to removing Rule 6, though, 
> unless I'm mistaken this would leave us with no mechanism for altering the 
> rules, which is probably not what we want.

I meant rule 5.  The Limitation of Scope rule.  The proposed rules 7 and 8
seem to express everything I want from rule 5.

> Would it be possible for you to modify the mailing list to include a 
> Reply-To: nomic02@wurb.com header, to make replying easier?

I could, but I'm a little reluctant to because that's Considered
Harmful.  (http://www.unicom.com/pw/reply-to-harmful.html)  Given a
reasonable mail client - and even the command-line-based Unix
"mail" command counts as "reasonable" by this criterion - replying to
the list is no more difficult than replying to the author of a
message.  However, there is also the reasonable argument that using the
reply-to-all function usually replies to both the list and the sender who
is also on the list, which is redundant and wasteful and potentially
snowballs until everyone on the list is receiving two copies of every
reply.  So I'll make this change unless someone objects.