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I belong to a few listservs that I never really intend to post to. (Oops, I think I just admitted to lurking.)

But the reason I lurk is to learn...these listservs are mostly made up of librarians/teachers/academicians, who are a lot smarter than me and have a different perspective of literature for young people -- a perspective I find helpful and interesting and informative.

Once in a very great while I'll post privately, if I have a question or comment that I think is pertinent.

So yesterday I sent one of those private posts, suggesting MY book for a particular use for a particular librarian, because I thought MY book fit pretty perfectly with what she was looking for. Still, it felt a little weird because I don't really like to toot my own horn, but it was just one post to one person, so what the heck, right? I was polite; professional. A little humble one-on-one tooting can be a good thing.

So you can guess what happened next.

So how come SOME listservs are set up so that REPLY means your message goes only to the sender, but on other listservs, REPLY goes to everyone? Why doesn't my email program provide an idiot-proof confirmation like it does for deleting messages and such?:

WARNING! Are you SURE you want to send your message to THIS address??

I mean, are you ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY sure?

I didn't think so.

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