It would be nice to have a preference that automatically adds a CC to whom you're replying to when you followup to a newsgroup. I currently do this manually. The other option is to make this an action, I think a pref is better.
Oooh, I *hate* it when people do that. It's such a time-waster to read the same message in two places. Seems like followup-to: poster should do this when the author wants it, and otherwise, the non-default option in the Reply All buttonmenu can do it. Between the fact that I think this is a bad idea, and there's already a slightly cumbersome way to do this, I think I'm going to resolve the bug. If you feel really strongly that it should be open on the help wanted list, that's ok with me.
I very much appreciate it when people do this, and consider it impolite not to. It is very easy to lose a reply in a newsgroup. Perhaps a good implementation of watch thread would help appease me, but there is other mail software out there. I consider the price of 1 second to delete a message much better than the price of missing a message.
Ok, but even if you think cc'ing the author on a followup is a good idea, there's already a way to do that: use the Reply All buttonmenu in the toolbar to "Reply to Sender and Newsgroup"
This has been resolved invalid for a few days. I'm going to verify this bug as invalid.