Hi Joe. Please pay attention. Here at the pic list (i'm a subscriber) we receive about 2 messages a day that are requesting to be unsubscribed. The thing it that next time you subscribe to a discusion list, please be aware of reading the information given by the administrator.
Now, if you wish to unsub. you must send a message to:
This apparently can't be done (or Jory doesn't want to do it). The argument
against this that I have heard in the past is that this line always grows to
include other items and consumes more bandwidth than the help request posts
that result from it's not being there.
Don't get me wrong, I feel that a link to http://www.piclist.com at the bottom of
every post would just about stop this nonsense, but I think that a lot more
people would have to ask for it, or something like it before it would
happen. And even if it were done, your can rest assured that some epsilon
minus would miss it and ask for help to the list.
You would think that people posting to the PICList would try typing in http://www.piclist.com for instructions or searching for it. Many PICList FAQ pages
I'm working on an autoresponder that will look for messages that are likely
to be requests for admin help and automatically respond not to the list but
to the poster, with a "if you were looking for help, here it is" type
message. BackOffice doesn't want to let me see the posters email address
however, so the new open source email server at piclist.com is being tested
for reliability and ease of modification. Notice that my, Jory's and Mark's
posts can come from EraseMEnamespam_OUTTakeThisOuTpiclist.com now. If it works out, we may not have
to respond to this ourselves in the future. Which may result in the
1. poster asks for admin help on the main list.
2. someone responds (not knowing that the autoresponder has taken care of
3. 5 people and 2 admins respond to that telling the responder that he
doesn't need to.
4. 20 people pile on the discussion with suggestions about how the PICList
can be improved.
This really can't be helped can it? <SAD GRIN> I'm still going to try to
improve it, however.