> As an aside, I've noticed that the couple of replies I've hadPlease by all means use the newsgroup for your replies, as it often sparks
> have come directly to me. Thanks for the information, but
> does "Distillers" etiquette require this, or was it OK to CC
> the list in this instance?
off a few more comments & questions from other members. That way we can all
No one's going to flame you if you do say something silly, and I for one
would rather be corrected (gently) by someone who knows better, rather than
carrying on under a false impression.
The "reply to sender" mode rather than "reply to newsgroup" default is
something Des needs to see about fixing sometime - until then, many people
who just hit the "reply" button on the emails without checking who its going
to will inadvertently reply just to the individual, rather than the group
which they may have intended. I do it often myself by accident.
There are also many members of this newsgroup, who quietly lurk on the
fringes - enjoying reading the posts, but due to the illegality of this
hobby in their own country, may prefer not to publicly post. In this case,
they tend to send private replies. If this is the case, if you're going to
CC back via the newsgroup, maybe just refer to them by first name, and edit
the reply to remove their address.