Re: [Evolution] Reply for list messages should go back to the list

On Wed, 2010-07-14 at 09:02 -0400, Matthew Barnes wrote:
On Wed, 2010-07-14 at 13:05 +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
Then we can debate an appropriate default for the preference.

If we're exposing it in the UI *instead* of the existing 'Reply' action,
then it really *has* to be private by default. The existing UI action
sends private mail, and we can't sensibly change that. Least
catastrophic failure mode and all that. So again it would only benefit
those who are paying sufficient attention to configure it in the first
place, which makes it rather pointless.

One way around this would be to have a third state for the preference
called "ask me", and make that the default.  So upon clicking Reply to a
mailing list post with the preference in the "ask me" state, you get
this prompt:


     Would you like to reply to the sender of the mailing list post

        Matthew Barnes <mbarnes redhat com>

     or to the mailing list itself?

        evolution-list gnome org

    [x] Remember my choice for next time

                [ Cancel ]  [ Reply to List ]  [ Reply to Sender ]


Checkmarking "remember my choice" would move the preference out of the
"ask me" state, unless of course you click Cancel.

Hm, still plenty of scope for a user to think that means *only* for the
evolution list and say 'remember my choice', then to be surprised when
they accidentally reply in public to *another* list which they may not
even have realised was a list.

Compare your 'ask me' mode with what's already implemented in my tree,
though --

Do we really need the 'Remember my choice for next time' mode when the
correct button is *RIGHT* *THERE* for the user to press if they wanted


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