Fun_People Archive
17 Apr - The clueless mailing list

Date: Wed, 17 Apr 96 15:47:25 -0700
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: - The clueless mailing list

[This is one annoyance to which Fun_People are never subjected, but on any  
automated mailing list... -psl]

From: Jim Gillogly <jim@ACM.ORG>

    One bane of large automatic mailing lists is the vast population of
clueless individuals who once figured out how to get on the mailing list
but didn't save the instructions on how to get off, and endlessly spam the
list trying to get somebody to UNSUBSCRIBE or UNSCRIVE or GET ME THE HELL
    Cypherpunk Sameer Parekh has filled a much-needed void by creating the
Clueless Mailing List,, mediated by  Any
helpful person can subscribe the clueless to this list as a form of
educational assistance: they'll be rattling around in there bombarding the
other clueless members with their UNSCRIVE messages until they learn how a
mailing list works... which (one hopes) will carry over into their later
mailing list experiences.

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