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

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Sun Nov 30 03:58:23 CET 2014

Any mailing list which respects its recipients makes unsubscribing as 
easy as possible. If users are having trouble doing so, it's clearly not 
easy enough.

I think putting a directly link in every message is certainly the right 
thing to do.

On 11/29/2014 09:14 PM, Rolf Turner wrote:
> On 30/11/14 14:16, John Sorkin wrote:
>> I don't see a link that is labeled "unsubscribe".
> <SNIP>
>>> 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?
> <SNIP>
>>> 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.
>      https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help
> 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.
> cheers,
> Rolf Turner

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