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

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 15:34:51 CET 2014

On 01/12/2014 9:15 AM, Martin Maechler wrote:
> 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?

Please don't put something at the top of the message.   I don't care if 
you add an extra line at the bottom (even if you YELL), but I often 
browse in a fairly small window, and I'd like to see what's at the top.

Duncan Murdoch
> Martin
>      > 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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