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sylvester pollet <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 25 Jan 1998 13:31:44 -0500
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        Thanks to all who responded with good suggestions. It's not my
list, but perhaps Burton Hatlen will find an easy way to repost the
instructions from time to time.
        Pigritude I might be able to use sometime--that's a good one.
        One particular pleasure of the Pound conference at Brunnenberg was
hearing how quickly and wittily Mary de Rachewiltz could summon up an
appropriate line from the Cantos for any eventuality. Perhaps these from
Canto 77:
        And this day Abner lifted a shovel....
                instead of watchin' it to see if it would
                 take action
At 6:13 PM -0500 1/24/98, Gregory {Greg} Downing wrote:
>At 03:17 PM 1/24/98 -0500, you wrote:
>>        Why is it so difficult for people to keep the instructions they get
>>when they join the list? Why is it necessary to repeat this info on the
>>average of once a week?
>The pigritude factor, I guess. This happens on virtually every list I'm on
>where a moderator does not vet posts before forwarding them to the list (and
>the latter process slows down discussion, of course). On some lists, the
>listserv even sends the relevant instructions to everyone via the list every
>month, on the first of the month. But even with that help, come the fifth or
>tenth of the month people will be posting unsub requests to the list again,
>or contacting listmembers privately asking to be unsubbed, as if any list
>could be run where people could unsub other people than themselves. (Imagine
>*that* possibility when a harsh debate breaks out....) Even after onlist
>discussions of the futility of sending unsub messages to the list, people
>still continue to ask the list to unsub them....
>Maybe it's just a selfishness issue: i.e., if I can't be bothered to do it
>properly myself, what I need to do is make myself a big pain, and then the
>easiest thing for other people will simply be to do as I ask somehow. It
>couldn't be *that* simple... could it??
>Greg Downing/NYU, at [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]