[svlug] Unsubscribing from SVLUG, Beginning user of linux
rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Jun 2 09:35:59 PDT 2008
<begin speaking as listadmin>
John, this would better have been sent either off-list or CCed to the
Volunteers mailing list: Please do so with any follow-ups on this
topic. (Sita and others, same applies to you, please.) Administrivia
should _not_ in general be sent to any mailing lists, and particularly not to
svlug at lists.svlug.org. Instead, administrive queries/comments should be
sent to the appropriate -owner address, such as svlug-owner at lists.svlug.org.
That's exactly what it says in every header of every posting. (Exception:
If you wish to discuss or challenge an action I or any other listadmin
take, you are always welcome to do so on the public Volunteers mailing
list.) Please take that seriously.
<end of speaking as listadmin>
Quoting john_re (john_re at fastmail.us):
Hi, John. Sorry to hear Sita's still having a problem.
> Hmm. That's weird. Here's the page to use:
> If you don't have your list password (so only you can access or
> unsubscribe from your account)
> 1) In the "svlug Subscribers" box enter your email address & click the
> "Unsubscribe or edit options" button.
> 2) click the "password reminder" button to have a copy of your password
> mailed to your account.
> 3) Receive your pw & use it starting from the same page above to unsubscribe.
That's exactly correct, John.
> > Sent another email to the webmaster, no reply there either.
It's extremely bizarre if indeed Sita did not receive my (immediate) reply
to her (unfortunately, rather difficult-to-understand) request for help late
on Tuesday, May 6. Here it is again:
Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 12:00:07 -0700
From: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
To: sita_787 at hotmail.com
Subject: Re: [Mailman-owner] SPAM: 6.0: (no subject)
Quoting Sita Lazenby (sita_787 at hotmail.com):
> I have tried several times to unsubscribe from this list but the system
> says there is no such list. I have 57 deleted emails to prove
Hi, Sita. What list are you referring to as "this list"? (You do not
specify.) Also, can you please provide one complete copy of a posting,
with all headers intact?
In other words, Sita hadn't even bothered to say _anywhere_ which of
SVLUG's numerious mailing lists she was speaking of when she said "this
list". So, I asked. She never replied.
Thus, I was never (until now) in a position to give further assistance.
Fortunately, you've made my job easy by saying (as per your three steps,
above) exactly the same thing I would have told Sita. Thanks, John!
Sita, John explained it exactly right!
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