Ryan Ernst rernst-lists at warflame.ca
Tue Mar 11 13:14:19 ADT 2008

Jon Watson wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 12:59 PM, Joe Dunn <me at joedunn.com 
> <mailto:me at joedunn.com>> wrote:
>     The nylug also has a nylug-talk mailing group too, its nice, its
>     used, but really, no one cares. Sure choose the list that you think
>     is the best, but we're all interested in tech. What does it matter
>     what mail goes? When ultimately we're more then likely receiving
>     mail for both groups nslug and say nslug-talk.
>  It's the assumption that everybody wants everything which is the 
> problem. I think you presume too much when you state that everyone will 
> sub to both which is precisely the mentality that is the root of the 
> problem. It's about providing a choice that is better than "all or 
> nothing" between mailing lists.

What's the harm in trying? I personally have unsubscribed from mailing 
lists which have descended from formerly-topical information into 
mindless chatter. I'm of the type that doesn't mind the occasional 
off-topic foray but prolonged bouts of nothingness are prone to make me 

And a separate address makes a particular list easy to filter :)

And I still can't explain those people on lists who claim to have 
spontaneously been subscribed to it, with no action on their parts.

> Jon
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