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sr #109873: Consider adding "Reply to All/List" buttons to GNU mailing list archives

Submitted by:  Ineiev <ineiev>
Submitted on:  Fri 09 Aug 2019 06:30:18 AM UTC  
 
Category:  Project mailing lists Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  None
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Open/Closed:  Open

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Fri 09 Aug 2019 06:30:18 AM UTC, original submission:  

Hello,

I would like to suggest an "upgrade" to GNU mailing list archives
(e.g. bug/help-gnu-emacs), in form of adding two more "reply" buttons
- "Reply to All" and "Reply to List" - next to "reply via email to
POSTER" button.

As an example I'll describe how it looks on Debian mailing list
archives.  They have 3 links:

Reply to:

- -email is unavailable-
mailto:LISTNAME@lists.debian.org?in-reply-to=<MESSAGE-ID@ADDRESS>
       &subject=SUBJECT

- POSTER (on-list)
mailto:POSTER@ADDRESS?in-reply-to=<MESSAGE-ID@ADDRESS>
       &subject=SUBJECT&cc=LISTNAME@lists.debian.org

- POSTER (off-list)
mailto:POSTER@ADDRESS?in-reply-to=<MESSAGE-ID@ADDRESS>
       &subject=SUBJECT

First one is probably "Reply to List", 2nd - "Reply to All", 3rd -
"Reply directly".

While GNU archive lists have (behind button):

<form method="post" action="/mp/yyz.py"
 enctype="multipart/form-data">
<input name="a" value="POSTER" type="hidden">
<input name="b" value="SUBJECT">
<input name="d" value="MESSAGE-ID@ADDRESS" type="hidden">
<input name="c" value="ADDRESS" type="hidden">
<center>reply via email to<br><input value=" NAME " type="submit">
</center>
</form>

I'm guessing that names 'a' and 'c' forms POSTER@ADDRESS.  Also this
seems to be the same as "POSTER (off-list)" in Debian mailing list, so
we are missing "Reply to All" and "Reply to List" options.

I think you should add at least second button, i.e. "POSTER (on-list)"
/ "Reply to All" - perhaps with different name, because as far as
I know preferred method of replying is "Reply to All" rather than
"Reply to List".

This would be useful especially for those who don't know, how to use
mailing list and just want to submit a bug report or ask for help.
While sending first message is simple, if someone wants to reply to
message, only "Reply directly" is available through mailing list
archive.  Also rarely someone wants to subscribe and receive dozens of
messages daily, just to be able to reply without breaking thread.  So
it would make things easier.

S. U.

Ineiev <ineiev>
Site Administrator

 

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    2019-08-09 ineiev SummaryProblem with excessive bounces and question about visibility of name and e-mail address => Consider adding "Reply to All/List" buttons to GNU mailing list archives
    2019-08-09 ineiev Carbon-Copy- => Added mrsebastianurban@gmail.com

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