[sf-lug] Cancellation, Pls.

jim jim at well.com
Sun Jan 25 09:00:09 PST 2015

     My guess is that the (very) few people who
ask the list to remove them are ignorant of
the easy conventions and techniques to use
to do things. Such people join lists as their
first forays into ListWorlds and need to learn.
     There do not seem to be any obvious signs
to guide them into what are easy and
important considerations.
     List members might consider responding
to such requests with a message along the
lines of "you're supposed to do <THIS>
yourself; here's how: <HOW>." I think
being kind is the right tone--it's likely the
person is ignorant and needs a little insight
(more than technical howto). Note that a
kindly response has some chance of keeping
good will among others.

On 01/25/2015 12:45 AM, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Christian Einfeldt (einfeldt at gmail.com):
>> Jim, that was a nice, straightforward, non-sarcastic, non-snarky piece of
>> advise for someone who probably is not all that facile with computers and
>> mailing lists.
> People who can't figure out how to unsubscribe from mailing lists really
> should not subscribe to them until they've grasped the basics -- or
> maybe bothered to Google-search 'leave mailing list'.  Or bothered
> to visit the URL at the bottom of each and every posting, which page
> provides Web-based unsubscribing.
> You know what I think _is_ really rude?  Writing to hundreds of fellow
> subscribers to seek personal help with leaving the mailing list (which
> help they cannot actually provide), instead of writing directly to the
> listadmin (who can).
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