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

Rolf Turner r.turner at auckland.ac.nz
Sun Nov 30 03:14:11 CET 2014

On 30/11/14 14:16, John Sorkin wrote:
> I don't see a link that is labeled "unsubscribe".


>> On Nov 29, 2014, at 7:35 PM, Jeff Newmiller <jdnewmil at dcn.davis.CA.us>
> wrote:
>> In what way would that be unlike the link that is already there?


>> On November 29, 2014 4:09:29 PM PST, John Sorkin
> <jsorkin at grecc.umaryland.edu> wrote:
>>>> Requests like this appear from time to time. Would it make sense to
>>> add a link to the bottom of the email messages generated by the mail
>>> program that is labeled and goes directly to the unsubscribe page?

Well, there is no "unsubscribe" page as such.  The link given, i.e.


takes you to the primary help page. That provides a link to a (password 
protected) page where you can handle all matters pertaining to your
r-help subscription, including unsubscribing.

I suppose that it might be possible to provide a link taking one 
directly to this second page, but:

(1) It would add clutter (I'm sure we don't want to delete the link to 
the primary help page).

(2) The password protection might get complicated; I don't know about 
such matters.

(3) I don't think we want to waste time and resources helping people who 
are too stupid and illiterate to find their way to the unsubscribe 
facility on the basis of what is already provided.  They shouldn't be
R users in the first place.  One needs at least two grey cells to rub 
together to deal with R.


Rolf Turner

Rolf Turner
Technical Editor ANZJS

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