When one person writes an email inviting 30 or 40 people to provide feedback, it would be entirely acceptable for those people to provide the feedback directly to the author by hitting “reply” and let the author decide if they want to compile the responses and share them with the original group.
It is entirely unnecessary for each of those people to use “Reply All” to say something like
“I would reword the second sentence of the 14th paragraph to eliminate the word “and””
thus clogging up the in-boxes of everyone concerned.
You would be amazed at how many of my coworkers do this.
I do not need to know if they will be at a certain meeting or if they have submitted all their receipts for the month to Finance.
It’s just thoughtless in my mind. Nine times out of ten, it is unneeded. And thus, that tenth time, I am likely to miss the important thing that is being shared with the group.
Done venting. Thanks for listening.