> I have this problem on a regular basis. It's not just AOLers, however.
> The footer on my message indicates which address is for admin (-request)
> and which address is for posting. However since the digest comes From:
> my address, some tend to reply to it and send the mail to me. I've
> posted reminder after reminder, and I've really just got tired of it.
> So I do nothing. I don't like forwarding mail to a list without consent
> and I can't be bothered to track down people who can't figure it out.
> I've even had people write me and ask why their postings weren't in
> the digest so I explained VERY specifically what to do. Two days later
> they continued to send me postings. I'd like to see lurkers more involved
> in the discussion, but I'm also not going to take responsibility for
> everyone's ability to do so.
> The traffic on my list (individual messages) are sent to a newsgroup, and
> are also grouped together in a daily digest. The newsgroup, of course,
> receives its own postings which do not go out to the mailing list.
> This is amazingly hard for some people to understand. I tend to post
> a reminder about once a week which spells it out. The next day I'll
> see "what's the difference between <group> and <mailing list>?" posted
> as if no explanation had ever been given.
[while not exactly a -request problem, this is related]
Well, I am running elm (Elm 2.3 PL11b, of May 1, 1990) which is of
course really old, but I would be stepping on a colleague's toes to
replace it right at this moment. This goofy version, when I replied to
your mail (yes, this very post), said the To: was Steve Portigal, but if
the careful observer goes back to the headers you find that I am really
sending to list-managers-owner. It is not always stupid users
(although say what you will about ancient software and the people who
run it) who can't follow directions. To reply to your mail in a sane
manner I need to reply, exit my edit, change the header (lest I forget
and send mail to Brent AGAIN), go back and finish my message. Fun, fun.
Any guesses on what a Mac mailer might do? heh.
Anyway, another viewpoint. 8-)
Jennifer Joy sys/net admin Motorola/RISC HW Austin,TX
firstname.lastname@example.org 512.891.8561 fax:512.891.3190 pgr:933-7333 #898561