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Re: Document the unsubscription method, please?

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 16:01:57 +0200

On 28.10.2011 14:47, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>:
>> Eric, you may want to explain what "account wizard" is.
>>
>> Have you unsubscribed yet?
> No. Trying again now...
>
> Am at http://subversion.apache.org/mailing-lists.html
>
> I see a line that says:
>
> Unsubscribe: Send an email to dev-unsubscribe_at_subversion.apache.org
>
> I click on the mailto link.
>
> My browser pops up a mmail-compositioin form, as I would expect. In
> front of it, there is another popup named "New Account Setup". It says:
>
> New Account Setup
> In order to receive messages, you first need to set up a mail or
> newsgroup account.
>
> This Wizard will collect the information necessaery to set up
> a Mail or Newsgroup account. If you do not know the
> information requested, please contact your System
> Administrator or Internet Service Provider.
>
> Select the type of account you want to set up.
>
> * Blogs & News Feeds
>
> * Unix mailspool (movemail)
>
> * Newsgroup account
>
> I find this unhelpful, not to say obnoxious. I don't want to "set up an
> account", I want to *unsubscribe from a mailing list*. That's *all* I want
> to do, not be sidetracked by idiotic popup wizards trying to "help" me.

Well, for someone with your obvious mileage, you do have a hard time
telling the difference between your browser+mail client and the web site. :)

These days it's even hard to guess from your description which platform
is fsck'n with you; used to be only IE+OutlookExpress were that brain
dead, but it could easily be Safari+Mail or Firefox+Evolution.

-- Brane
Received on 2011-10-28 16:02:37 CEST

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