Brad Fitzpatrick (brad) wrote,
Brad Fitzpatrick
brad

Netiquette

A dozen or so times in the past few weeks I've had to tell people (who mailed me directly) that:
"I'd be happy to reply, but only if the discussion is on the $XXXXX mailing list so other people could benefit from the exchange. Unfortunately I don't have the time or wrist energy to write emails that benefit one person only."
Is there a more friendly way to say this?

I'd ask for a URL to point people at but it seems despite what that URL says, the act of getting a URL shoved into your face as a reply would feel like http://justfuckinggoogleit.com/ or something.
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