[theme-reviewers] Off-topic mailing list stuff

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Thu Aug 26 17:29:49 UTC 2010

On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 12:23 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 11:47 AM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net>
> wrote:
> >> I think I've correctly adjusted the settings to make the list the
> >> default reply-to.  If not I'll look at some of the other options.
> >
> > Just tested with this reply. Defaulted to reply-to sender?
> Reply is working now for me. Thanks Joseph!

Works now for me, also. +1 Thanks Joseph!

> >> This one I have a question about.  The expectation then is that any
> >> theme author who wants to ask a question must join the list?  Is that
> >> a reasonable expectation?
> >
> > Just an anecdotal calculation, but I would say we get about an order of
> > magnitude greater volume of spam than we do inquiries from Theme
> developers.
> > Also, if Theme developers want to get *answers* from the mail-list
> members
> > to their inquiries submitted *to* the mail-list, then it is advisable for
> > them to join, yes. (I always reply to the list, and generally strip out
> any
> > additional email addresses.)
> > Is there some thought that asking them to do so is overly burdensome? I
> > hadn't honestly considered that possibility.
> I would say it's a reasonable expectation. All the other mailing lists
> require joining to email the list.
> That's what I had assumed, but I'm not involved in a lot of WP-related mail

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