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--- firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Generally when someone asks a question on the list I
> offlist. It really cuts down on the band width and
> number of mail messages that I recieve, and possibly
> Ryan's life a bit easier.
Another point of view. When you join a mailing list
it is usually for the purpose of sharing information
with the *list*. Posting replies off-list to
questions asked on-list defeats this function and
destroys the continuity of the discussion threads.
Some of us read the messages on the newsgroup where
the continuity is critical to following a discussion.
More importantly, the replies are not only of interest
to the person asking but to all members of the *list*.
That's why they subscribe!!
To quote Weary, "OOOMV"
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