[R] please please unsubscribe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
fmagalhaes at gmail.com
Sun Nov 30 15:56:23 CET 2014
My bad, r-help messages indeed have the unsubscribe header set. Also,
at least for Gmail a "Precedence: bulk" should be set in order to this
mechanism to work, as Henrik pointed out.
Currently the raw headers set precedence to "list". I don't know the
technical differences of list and bulk, so maybe switching from one to
the other can impose some tradeoffs.
So I see three possibilities: leave as it is now, switch precedence to
"bulk" if it doesn't interfere on list behavior and have at least a
small unsubscribe button on some email clients or add an unsubscribe
link to footer.
On Sun, Nov 30, 2014 at 12:30 PM, Ranjan Maitra
<maitra.mbox.ignored at inbox.com> wrote:
> I agree with this sentiment and suggestion. I can not see much of a downside to it, with the exception that most of these "unsophisticated" users will probably not even bother reading it. But then we would all be back in the current situation, not worse.
> On Sat, 29 Nov 2014 21:58:23 -0500 listserve <tomuxiong at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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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