At 9:43 PM -0500 2/16/03, Cliff Sarginson is rumored to have typed:
No, but being pragmatic, and to avoid crazyness arising, it may be a
good idea to put it explicitly in the footer of the message.
Horsepucky. The reason these morons keep asking to be unsubscribed on
every mailing list is because they are coddled to death on every mailing
list. Headers, footers, subject munges, and the other nonsense listowners use
to coddle mailing list subscribers does nothing to teach, and instead
encourages their ignorance.
I sometimes miss the good old days when the unwashed wasn't here; back
then, if someone were stupid enough to send an unsubscribe to the entire
list, the entire list would, one soul at a time, send them over-long
instructions on how to get themselves unsubscribed, hopefully smashing their
mailbox and getting their administrator's attention.
Now we just suggest we should waste the bandwidth in every message telling
the entire subscribership how to unsubscribe, ignoring that 99% of the
subscribership doesn't NEED the reminder, only a small percentage of the
Charlie Summers (who allows anyone else the last word, and will not
post on this off-topic thread again)
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