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5.2 Responding to questions

Discussion about a general topic usually goes over the list, such that every subscriber gets all the opinions and statements. However, responses to queries should usually be sent to the originator of the message, not to the whole list, to avoid unnecessary traffic volume. If you are interested in the responses, send Email to the originator of the question, asking that you be sent the responses.

A good practice followed by many originators is to post a summary of the responses after several days, when the question might be of general interest.

Andreas Krause
Mon May 15 19:18:23 MET DST 1995