Tue, 30 Mar 1999 16:35:06 -0600
Way to go List Mom....er "List Dad"?
List Mom wrote:
> Jim44067@aol.com said:
> >In a message dated 3/30/99 1:34:34 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> >firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> ><< remove me from list
> > >
> > NO
> > Regards,
> > >>
> >As a "Mom", one would think your behavior would be more appropriate!
> >And.....don't worry about taking me off the list. I will GLADLY remove
> Well, number 1, I am not a "Mom", in fact, I'm not even a woman. I am the
> list administrator.(otherwise known as a "List Mom") I keep the peace, I
> maintain the list, and I have the final say. It's a dirty job and
> sometimes you have to be tough. I define "appropriate behavior" as
> thinking for ones self. I am not trying to be harsh, but mailing lists
> and the Internet in general are not brand new anymore. 99.9% of mailing
> lists work the same way. If you are confused, simply send a email to
> email@example.com and place the word "help" in the body of the
> message. This will send back a complete list of instructions. Also to
> unsubscribe you simply send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the
> words "unsubscribe listname" in the body of the message.
> This is not new. This is standard stuff here. Every other list works
> about the same. You can even view instructions/etiquette on this list at
> Also, when you sign up for this list you get a set of instructions
> emailed directly to you on how to subscribe/unsubscribe ask for help,
> Again as I expressed a few days ago there are around 600 people on this
> list and the majority seem quite capable of thinking for themselves.
> Again, I understand if you have a difficulty, it's ok.. But please email
> me directly: email@example.com and not the list. It is rude to
> email a mailing list directly and ask to be "removed." Not only is it
> rude, but it displays a complete lack of self reliance and an inability
> to reason, think, read, and follow directions. Save yourself the shame.
> Email the list mom, not the list when you want to be unsubscribed or are
> too lazy to figure out how to do it for yourself.
> The List Mom
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