> The complete plan involves having nnn-submitter@ changing from being
> an alias of the submitter's e-mail address to behaving like nnn@, with
> the addition of making sure that the submitter gets a copy. See my
> mails on this subject.
Thanks for pointing this out again. This seems like the best approach:
* it allows for the common case expressed by package maintainers in this
“I want to communicate with the bug submitter and keep a record in the
bug report, using a single ‘To’ address and not needing to know
anything about specific options the submitter might have chosen.”
* it allows low-interest bug report traffic to go *only* to the bug
report (at <nnn@bugs...>, just like now). The submitter, like
anyone else, can opt in or out of this traffic.
* it requires no specific action from the submitter beyond the act of
submitting a bug report at all.
* it requires that we (package maintainers) get into the habit of using
<nnn-submitter@bugs...> for the common case of discussion with
the submitter, which has been independently suggested by many in this
discussion as an acceptable compromise that isn't particularly
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