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Re: Remove from list! Please

>Yes, please remove me also... - thanks
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Paul or Shelley <spoticha@earthlink.net>
>To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com <Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com>
>Date: 16 May 1998 21:21
>Subject: Remove from list! Please
>>I am overwhelmed with forwarded e-mail - please remove me from the list
>>Thanks: Paul

Looks like its time for another episode of "irritated list owner's
unsubscribing diatribe." Enjoy.


OK, I don't say this very often (or ever), but seems like this is a good
time, since I'm now completely sick of spending so much time helping people
with this.

Subscribing and Unsubscribing to this mailing list, as with every other
mailing list on the entire Internet, is *AUTOMATED ON A SERVER*. That means
that there is a computer where you send the request, and it handles it
automatically. There are *NO HUMANS* involved in this process. If you post
a message like this to the list, there is no human (or at least no willing
human) who will then go and send the commands to the server for you. You
have to do it all by yourself!

There is a page on the Looper's Delight website that explains how to do 


Some other things to note:

- When emailing commands to the server, don't strike up a conversation. The
computer does not care what you have to say. Remember, there are NO HUMANS
involved. The computer will not understand your witty banter, and will send
you the automatically generated help file.

- There is only one way to spell the word "subscribe" and only one way to
spell "unsubscribe."  Never in my life could I have imagined how many ways
people could come up with to misspell these words. If the email has only
one word in it, is it really so hard to check that you've spelled it right?
The computer will not understand creative reinterpretations of the spelling
of these words and will send you the help file.

- Turn your sig file off. The computer will not be impressed by your nifty
quotes and ascii art, and will send you the help file if you leave the sig
file on.

- If you are using hotmail or one of the other free email services that
automatically attach sig file advertisements, you're screwed. You'll have
to mail me and ask for help, and wait until I have time to get around to
it. You get what you pay for.

- Some newer email programs default to send email as HTML code. TURN THIS
OPTION OFF. Not only does it screw up the server, most people who do not
use these mail programs will be profoundly irritated by you. Just because
morons at Netscape and Microsoft thought this was a good idea does not mean
you should stoop to their level.

- Don't send subscribe requests to the list address. There is a separate
address for this. Nobody actually cares if you are subscribing or

- If you get an error from the server from your request mail, don't resend
the exact same thing to the server 600 times. Expecting different results
from the exact same actions is one definition of insanity. It's probably
also an indicator of pure, unadulterated stupidity. Try to be above that.

- this is really not complicated. Just follow the directions, and you will
be fine!


Kim Flint                   | Looper's Delight
kflint@annihilist.com       | http://www.annihilist.com/loop/loop.html
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