Fun_People Archive
9 Nov
STOP THE PRESSES! (Re: A Petition)

Date: Thu, 9 Nov 95 16:16:11 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: STOP THE PRESSES!  (Re: A Petition)

[This just in, as they say.  It's really rather charming... -psl]

From: (Yuichi Nishihara)

Dear Madames/Sirs,

   This reply is made automatically.
   Due to the enormous amount of mails I'm recieving, it is now
completely impossible for me to answer to your mail. I have some

1. The chain letter, "Stop Nulcear Tests!" is no longer wanted to
   be distributed. We have changed our method to collect names
   of people who are against the Nuclear Tests of France. We have
   opened a WWW site, and names put down using the easy fill out forms 

   on the site will have the first priority. The adress of the WWW site is,  

   We have much more information there than we had on the chain letter.
   We have collected 48124 names from 97 countries/regions by Mon 

   Aug. 7.

   The WWW site has been opened since Jul. 10. We will stop collecting
   signatures on Aug.15. 

2. For those of you who had sent me back the lists, thank you very much
   for participating in this. We will include your list in our list 

   which is to be sent to Mr. Chirac, but it will not appear as fast
   as the signs made via WWW. We couldn't help it, but I think there
   is noone who can manage more than 2000 mails per day. If you want to 

   have your name on the list faster, please try our WWW site. Don't 

   worry about duplications because it is rather easily eliminated by 

   using the sort program. And ofcourse before sending it to Mr. Chirac,
   it will be very carefully checked.

3. If you had distributed our chain letter to your friends, thank you
   for your support, but please try to stop your friends from distributing
   it further. And also, tell your friends about the WWW site, and
   tell them to sign via WWW if they want their names on the list.
   What you should do about the list you have: if you had not yet
   sent the list back to me, please send it back with only the list
   part with it. That means, please cut the banner and the sentences

4. About the chain letter: after distributing our first chain letter, 

   we have realized there were many problems in our chain letter, 

   and then, that using chain letter was inadequate from the begining. 

   We have sent our second chain letter to go after the first one, 

   since that was the only way we could think of to stop the first 

   one from spreading. However this is not working so well, and now
   many sites around world is having unnecessarly high traffics
   and are getting into troubles.
   We deeply apologize for having started a chain letter. We hearby
   declare that we will never ever start such thing and also never
   distribute one when we recieve other chain letters, no matter
   what the content may be.
   If you see anywhere anyplace in the network about this chain 

   letter, please tell people that we have realized the inadequateness
   of our method and trying our best to stop further distributions. 

5. If you had recieved our letter with only "Dear Sirs" on it,
   we are very sorry about this. It comes from our poor knowlege
   of English: in Japanese, we don't have differnt ways to call
   to Men and Women. Those of you who had added "Dear Madames" or 

   changed it to "Dear people" and so on, thank you for your help.
   To gather many peoples power was from the begining our scheme.

6. We have already told all our story to our postmaster, and they
   have understood us. So, it is no use complaining about us to 

   him. We are trying our best to stop what we have started.


   Yuichi Nishihara
   Shimizu Seishi

 both Physics student at University of Tokyo.

[=] © 1995 Peter Langston []