Geert Stappers wrote: > > > [automating off-list replies to subscribe messages]
That is a technical solution. It forgets that is has to deal with people. My approach is to simple ignore subscribe request to mailing lists. When the potential new subscriber doesn't understand how to subscriber to proper way, then I don't wanna have then on the mailinglist. Yes, that sounds harsh. But rewarding stupid things is very stupid.
If the idea of mailinglists is (at least partly) to educate people, then education should not be demanded for entry.
When I see unsubscribe requests on a ML, then I reply off-list.
This solution saves you the trouble of doing so, as the list will do so by itself. Aren't computers convenient? ;-)
The whole idea is that when you say "Don't touch it, it is HOT!" there will allways some who _have_ to try.
I don't see the problem. If the system works, noone gets annoyed by people trying it. Thanks, Bas Wijnen -- I encourage people to send encrypted e-mail (see http://www.gnupg.org). If you have problems reading my e-mail, use a better reader. Please send the central message of e-mails as plain text in the message body, not as HTML and definitely not as MS Word. Please do not use the MS Word format for attachments either. For more information, see http://126.96.36.199/e-mail.html
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