Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 13:13:29 -0500

From: Gregory {Greg} Downing downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IS2.NYU.EDU

Subject: Re: ADS-L Digest - 25 Jan 1998 to 26 Jan 1998

At 11:42 AM 1/28/98 -0500, you wrote:

Gee, what a nice reply. Is Greg always so warm and accomodating?

99.99% of the time, yes; check the archives. In fact, in the message you

find cold and unaccommodating I gave the URL for the ADS webpage where one

can unsub oneself without having to remember, or look up, the command, and

conteact the list-owners.

I've just scrolled through the archives from Jan 1 through 19 (most recent

day archived), and there are nine or ten unsub requests sent to this list

alone. Every other day somebody posts to the list to get off, when no

list-members can do this for them. Multiply that by the number of lists a

given person might be on -- several dozen at a time. That's a *lot* of

futile offtopic traffic, day in and day out, for the hundreds of subscribers

on any given list. The repeated posting of unsub requests to lists has been

a major netiquette problem for years. And it's hard to avoid considering the

possibility that "ye olde pigritude factor" might be involved here....

Do you recall Denizen's lovely unsub requests a couple of days into the new

year? I could clip and repost a bit, but the FCC or somebody would maybe get

after me.


Greg Downing/NYU, at greg.downing[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] or downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]