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Re: New Package: libmng-1.6.0-1 (thank you)
On Wed, Jun 09, 2004 at 04:37:39PM -0400, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
>On Wed, 9 Jun 2004, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 09, 2004 at 06:33:56PM +0200, Gerrit P. Haase wrote:
>> >CYGWIN-ANNOUNCE UNSUBSCRIBE INFO:
>> >To unsubscribe to the cygwin-announce mailing list, look at the
>> >"List-Unsubscribe: " tag in the email header of this message. Send
>> >email to the address specified there. It will be in the format:
>> Thank you for including this, Gerrit.
>> Would you mind including the additional text:
>> >Please read *all* of the information on unsubscribing that is available
>> >starting at this URL.
>> in future announcements?
>> It seems like the VAST majority of people who have problems
>> unsubscribing need to be pointed at a web page and, as strange as it
>> sounds, need to be told to keep reading through all of the unsubscribe
>> I don't know if this text in cygwin-announce has ever actually helped
>> anyone but when I tell problem unsubscribers who claim they've "tried
>> everything" that they need to keep reading the web page, I only very
>> rarely ever hear from them again.
>I think this was voiced before, but can the above just be automatically
>appended to every cygwin-announce message?
Have you noticed how I do it when I send cygwin announcements?
My preference is to make the user go through the unsubscribe information
prior to reading all of the "ChangeLog" info. I think that someone who
wants to unsubscribe will find the information more easily if it is on
or near the first page of a message. The cygwin-announce mailing list
has more subscribers than any other cygwin list and it has more than its
share of people with problems unsubscribing.
Eventually, I think we'll probably have some kind of script for
announcements that will format them in a semi-standard way. Another thing
that someone suggested on the cygwin mailing list is to always make sure
that you mention what the package is when you make the announcement rather
than just assuming that someone knows what "binutils" is.