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I recently received an email from Area51 pointing to this question about merging a few sites together.

I'm not sure whether the email was auto-generated, or done by a real human, but in the to field was listed the email addresses of all of the users who had (I assume) shown an interest by following the proposal.

If the email is auto-generated, I would class this as a bug that needs fixing as I don't really want my email address scattering to all of the other users who follow the group. If the email was sent by a human, someone needs to be educated as to why this is not a great approach.

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Yes, this was entirely my fault. Normally we send emails through code, which sends them all individually, but since this was (probably) a one-time email it was easier to just send it directly through the mail client. I was in a hurry, and put the emails in the To field instead of the BCC field. As far as I know, this is the only time this has happened, and it won't happen again.

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+1 for the sincerity – systempuntoout Sep 24 '10 at 15:32
EXTRA BEATINGS ARE IN ORDER! :) – Jeff Atwood Sep 24 '10 at 20:38
+1 for owning up. – MikeSchinkel Oct 23 '10 at 21:58

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