> I dunno, this general trend of thinking that all mailing lists are managed
> by listservs seems to be a fairly recent one, within the last year and a half.
As more and more "non-computer literate" folks come onto the Internet,
we will see more and more of these things happenings. Partly because
many simply aren;t familiar with the proper protocols. Another problem
is that as mail volume increases on news groups and mailing lists,
the sheer number of messages requires more time to wade through, and
busy people will be more inclined to take short cuts; i.e., if UNSUB
works on listservs, it will get the message across everywhere.
> Or maybe I just was lucky the first year or so I ran my lists and missed the
> fun. Part of the confusion seems to be from people thinking that "listserv"
Yes, I think you were just lucky! What is going on now seems to be
shaping up as the norm.