Re: [OT[UnOfficial Unsubscribe FAQ
On Thursday 01 January 2004 16:49, Joseph A. Nagy, Jr. wrote:
> 2. But what if I send it to just debian-<some-list>@lists.debian.org?
> I'll shoot you.
I have a confession to make: I once managed to send an unsubscribe to
debian-security. Background: I had just gotten into a situation where I
had to run out of the door, and was to be offline, or have very little
bandwidth available to me for some time, and I had thus five minutes to
unsubscribe from a bunch of lists. Most of them went fine, but with
debian-security, I managed to send the unsubscribe request directly to
the list. I apologized a second later.
It can happen to most people when you're stressed. Most non-braindead
list systems have realized that you need to protect your list-members
from both negligence and mishaps, by intercepting messages that looks
like unsubscribe requests.
You need to do that because it is a fact of life that if you don't,
there is a lot of noise caused by the unsubscribe-requests themselves,
but also by people posting content-less FAQs.
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