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Re: Document the unsubscription method, please?

From: Eric S. Raymond <esr_at_thyrsus.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 08:47:41 -0400

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.

		Eric S. Raymond
Received on 2011-10-28 14:48:17 CEST

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