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Has anyone else noticed this phenomenon on mailing lists?

As is my custom for messages I think have some reasonable content, I sent my message to the list and copied it to person A. I received no personal or on-list response from person A.

This seems to happen to me with about half the list posts I make: they're ignored and people route around me in conversation as if the messages I send don't exist. Am I really that inarticulate, or is there a technical explanation for this? I mentioned this behavior to someone in conversation, and they ascribed it to list propagation delays. An hour is a bit long for that, however.

If I'm such a horrible communicator, I need to do better, otherwise I might as well not waste my time posting and trying to help other people. Or does this happen to everyone else too, and I'm merely unobservant?

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