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Re: Remove from list! Please

Kim Flint wrote:

> >Yes, please remove me also... - thanks
> >
> >Peter
> >-----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
> >
> >
> >>Kim:
> >>
> >>I am overwhelmed with forwarded e-mail - please remove me from the list
> >>serv
> >>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 
> 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 
> 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 
> a message like this to the list, there is no human (or at least no 
> 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 
> http://www.annihilist.com/loop/list/LoopList.html
> Some other things to note:
> - When emailing commands to the server, don't strike up a conversation. 
> computer does not care what you have to say. Remember, there are NO 
> involved. The computer will not understand your witty banter, and will 
> 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 
> 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 
> The computer will not understand creative reinterpretations of the 
> of these words and will send you the help file.
> - Turn your sig file off. The computer will not be impressed by your 
> quotes and ascii art, and will send you the help file if you leave the 
> 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 
> 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
> unsubscribing.
> - If you get an error from the server from your request mail, don't 
> 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 
> be fine!
> kim
> ______________________________________________________________________
> Kim Flint                   | Looper's Delight
> kflint@annihilist.com       | http://www.annihilist.com/loop/loop.html
> http://www.annihilist.com/  | Loopers-Delight-request@annihilist.com

  Is this guy angry cause people are jumping ship or what?