[sword-devel] Mailing list illiteracy

Michael Paul Johnson sword-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 19 Oct 2000 20:08:57 -0600

I used to think it was insulting to the intelligence of the user to add a tail message to the end of EVERY mailing list message telling people how to unsubscribe, but I do it on all of the mailing lists that I manage, because I have encountered about a hundred too many people who have proved me wrong. Even so, there are still some totally clueless individuals who are unwilling or unable to follow instructions, but they are less common. Anyway, a tail message pointing to the FAQ and/or providing removal instructions might be worth considering for this list, too.

At 06:47 PM 10/19/00 -0700, Chris wrote:
>No kidding.  I can't figure out how it is that 2-3 people per month write
>messages to the list asking to be taken off, when they quite obviously
>managed to get themselves onto the list.  The process for getting yourself
>off of the list is about half as hard as getting on, since it doesn't
>require that you respond to anything to verify your identity.
>Everyone who's going to unsubscribe in the coming months (and I'm certainly
>not encouraging anyone to do so, just I know from past experience that there
>will) please bookmark this page:
>It's the SWORD Mailing List FAQ.  When you get the hankerin to leave the
>list, read it, follow the instructions, etc.