> The reason is that in most email systems I've used, hitting "reply" will
> just reply to the SENDER, not the LIST. So we hit reply all and quickly
> get our thoughts down, and then hit "send" before remembering to remove
> all the other names besides the list. I know I'm not the only one, since
> oftentimes when I get replies from a post, I'll get two. Yes it wastes
> bandwidth. No it doesn't really bother me, I have a delete button. But I
> will try to remember to edit my "to" and "cc" lines.
OTOH, too often someone will ask a question to which I would love to hear
the answer and/or some opinions. Unfortunately, many of us are afraid of
getting flamed, so we use the Reply function to answer off-list and the rest
of us are deprived of that bit of knowledge.