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From: "Jim Claffee" <>
Subject: List: Reply or Reply All???
Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 05:00:45 -0400
Like a lot of listers who have written, I usually reply to the
questioner instead of to the list, but I wonder if this is the best
approach. I often see questions I am interested in but don't send in
a "me too" message to the list, and I never see a response on the
list. Perhaps it was sent directly to the person and I still don't
get the info. Unless it is strictly personal, I would like to see the
answers on the list, since scanning the subject line would help me
quickly skip those I'm not interested in.
For instance, today I received two bits of info from list members sent
directly to me that may be of interest to others:
1. I would like to mention that there is a nook in the Public
Brockport, NY, that contains historical materials, including cemetery
listings beyond just writing down marker information. Hope this may be
interest. Gerald D. Hollenbeck, Buffalo born, retired in Florida.
2. unlike some of the less populated
counties of Western NY, you can't just walk into most of the Monroe
Offices and "browse" the records like you can in Genesee County!!! I
Genesee County AND I belong to the list, the reasons being that I just
stumble across someone else looking for my people, but mainly so that
collect requests for info to take with me on my "hunting trips"!!!!
These little bits of info will probably be of interest to someone on
the list and since they were sent to me and not the list I would be
the only one who knew it. I would rather waste a little time scanning
info I'm not interested in than to miss out on the tips that are given
"between the lines". Therefore, I think "Reply All" is a better
choice most of the time.
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