Without wanting this to become a massive 'me too' thread, I am likewise more concerned about missing potentially helpful postings than I am about finding the odd one or two 'personal' messages posted. Those I can always delete without reading all the way through...
Reconfiguring the list does seem a trifle overenthusiastic, and in fact, is more onerous than the additional deleting (I nearly sent this message to the sender and not to the List).
best wishes to all.
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>>> swift <[log in to unmask]> 17/03/2009 11:02 >>>
I have to say I share these concerns, particularly as one would hope
that staff and students working/learning within the sector have the
level of email skills needed to reply off-list if necessary.
2009/3/17 Mike Wray <[log in to unmask]>:
> It will be interesting to see whether email traffic reduces Paul now that you
> have changed the options. Will you be monitoring this?
> I can only remember one other mistakenly posted email such as this in the last
> decade and it would be a real shame if the list took a backward step because
> of it.
> Not sure everyone will remember to press 'reply to all' everytime they respond
> and we will get more discussion 'off list'.