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Re: [Meta] Unsubscribe / help footer at the bottom of messages to this list.

From: Karsten Bräckelmann <guenther_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Oct 07 2010 - 21:41:40 GMT

On Thu, 2010-10-07 at 14:28 -0700, John Hardin wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Oct 2010, Karsten Bräckelmann wrote:
> > It's not a matter of missing "information" forced onto each and any
> > post. Ultimately, it boils down to the subscribers' clue level, in
> > particular understanding email and mailing lists.
> I was going to suggest the footer should read:
> To unsubscribe from this mailing list see the list-unsubscribe: header

Well, this still would be an intrusive disclaimer. And *really* not
necessary with this list and its audience, as history shows.

With other lists populated by non tech-savvy folks, it won't work
either. You lost your audience by referring to a "header". You would not
assume people unable to comprehend a verbose "how to unsub" disclaimer,
and still manage to send it straight to the list, to grok that, would

Yes, I have seen helpful replies along the lines of "the next paragraph
tells you how to unsub". The full sender's text. The next paragraph
would be the list-added disclaimer -- of course, also part of the OP's
unsub request in the first place.

But I believe we already crossed the line from "meta" to OT. ;) This
braindead message munging won't happen on this list.

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