[Talk] Re: auug.org.au mailing list memberships reminder

Greg Black gjb at gbch.net
Thu Aug 1 11:36:23 EST 2002

Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:

| > Please turn off this spam.  
| This isn't spam, it's relevant information.

We disagree.

| > Nobody on these lists is so incompetent that they can't work out how
| > to unsubscribe for themselves.
| I frequently respond to messages of the form "unsubscribe" sent to
| mailing lists instead of majordomo, despite the fact that *every*
| message sent to that list contains unsubscribe instructions.  You'll
| understand, therefore, that I disagree with your claim.

I see far more mailman messages each month from lists than I see
unsubscribe messages.  So I'm not at all convinced.

| I also don't
| know what use it serves to send this emotion to the entire talk list.

It's a "talk" list -- this is one of its purposes.

| I'm sorry if you don't like our choice of mailing list software.  It's
| open source, though, so if you feel like adding a knob "don't send me
| unsubscription reminders", I'm sure we'd find a way to incorporate it.

The point is that mailman has such a knob.  I'm just asking you
to use it.


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