[R] please please unsubscribe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Mon Dec 1 15:15:47 CET 2014

Thank you for all the thoughts about alleviating these problems,
both to us and the "newbies" (or otherwise e-mail clueless subscribers).

>>>>> Ranjan Maitra <maitra.mbox.ignored at inbox.com>
>>>>>     on Sun, 30 Nov 2014 20:37:22 -0600 writes:

    > Following on Rich and Peter, is it practical for the list to put it at the top then, before the R-message?
    > Something like:

    > TO UNSUBSCRIBE from the list: see https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help

Indeed, that is possible for mailman lists as I see.
It looks ugly to me but I have been brought up in the age where
civilized letters started (in English) with 'Dear ..' and
e-mails were electronic letters..  and that age has gone...

Shall we do that in spite of esthetic reasons? 
and keep the current footer?


    > And then continue on for each R message. Because top-posting has pretty much taken over, the best efforts of puritans notwithstanding, putting stuff at the bottom is unlikely to evoke much attention, and especially so in our 140-character-3-second attention-span world.

    > As an aside, if I were the OP, and wanted to unsubscribe, the volume of the e-mail messages on this topic alone would have been punishment enough for the original post:-)

    > Best wishes,
    > Ranjan

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