[CentOS] unsubscribe

Kevin Krieser k_krieser at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jan 28 16:20:47 UTC 2009


On Jan 28, 2009, at 10:00 AM, Brian Mathis wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 8:56 AM, cent osserver  
> <centoserver at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 8:33 AM, Ned Slider <ned at unixmail.co.uk>  
>> wrote:
>>> Was that REALLY called for? Couldn't you have simply filed it in / 
>>> dev/null?
>>
>> Yes, I should have. I gave into impulse in a weak moment and then
>> REALLY screwed up by not noticing I was replying to the list and not
>> the individual.   (Most lists have reply-to set to the individual,  
>> not
>> the list)
>>
>> Sorry.
>
> If this is how you reply to people, ESPECIALLY privately, and during
> weak moments, your Internet privileges are hereby revoked.  Your
> status as a decent human being isn't looking good either.
>
> Get control over yourself.  Also realize that if you were to reply to
> someone like this in private, you are doing more damage to the
> community than if you did it in public.  At least if you do it in
> public, we can rip you apart for it.  A mailing list is not there to
> provide you with punching bags for when you have a bad day.
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The information IS in the headers, but many email programs don't show  
the full headers, extracting only the information that many people  
want (subject, TO:, CC:, etc).  So if you aren't aware of it being  
hidden in the headers, you may not notice it.

I generally look at the footers, when present, to see how to  
unsubscribe.  And many people don't even go that far.  CentOS probably  
should add just a little more to their footers, such as a note that  
the link provided is also to unsubscribe.


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