unsubscribe arguments (was Re: London.pm Dim sum .....)

Dominic Thoreau dominic.thoreau at googlemail.com
Thu Oct 30 14:55:55 GMT 2008

2008/10/30  <bloke at perlbloke.com>:
>>On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 12:43:02PM +0100, Zbigniew Lukasiak wrote:
>>> On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 12:33 PM, Nicholas Clark <nick at ccl4.org> wrote:
>>> > I'm not a list admin, so I can't remove you from the list. But hopefully
>>> > there's enough information here to let you remove yourself, assuming that
>>> > you've not already done so.
>>> What a killjoy.
>>May I add that you are lucky I am not a list admin, as you are near falling
>>foul of the rule(s) of the list.
>>I do not have time for poo flinging simians, nor do they do our image any
>>Nicholas Clark
> I have to say I side with Nicholas on this one.

Not that I'd naturally make a comment like that, but I can see where
it comes from.

Pretty much anybody who's spent more than a few months doing end-user
support is (I feel) likely to take a similar attitude, albeit
"You were given enough information to do it yourself, both when you
joined, and every message in the headers. As this is a technical
(well, sorta) focused group you are encouraged to find solutions for

Even if that solution is simply creating a rule that deletes the
messages without your seeing them.

But it is tactless to point this out to people. While watching them
founder may be amusing, worsening their distress is not a good thing.
No train here, but still:
The sign says: "Ready to Leave"
Normal service, yes?

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