> You're talking to the author of the god-damn package.
That fact did not escape me. It also doesn't grant any special license to
flat-out ignore what I wrote -- especially when responding to a message
> Why should I not have the right to know whom I'm addressing?
I think you have a very expansive notion of what your "rights" are. I
guess you don't post to newsgroups.
> Additionally, it is the only way for a user to divine the exact name
> under which they subscribed; if they can't find that information,
> there is no way for them to get off the list automatically.
We've already been over this point. Let's count the number of users who
actually do this, versus those who just send mail to the listowner and
expect them to take care of it. Do we need a show of hands? Maybe we
can dissect some random samples of log files to see how often a 'who' is
followed immediately by an 'unsubscribe' from the same user.