>From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Leigh Melton)
>Date: Wed, 28 Jun 95 05:23:42 EDT
>I have been fortunate I suppose in that I have only had to remove two
>persons from my lists in the past 6 months for continual violation of
>the rules which are sent to each new member upon subscribing (like
>anybody reads those welcome messages, I know).
i force them to read them. my intro message includes a statement that
says they will be dropped in 3-4 days if they dont tell me they have
read that statement. a little extra overhead to drop them, but a lot less
overhead than fighting petty little rule violations and screwballs.
>The latest case is a gentleman who has taken things a bit far in his
>anger and frustration from being removed from one of the collector's
>lists. He is threatening to have the "FBI and the other proper
the following is an excerpt from my new-user message, it probably doesn't have
much legal weight, but at least it lets me know they have read the thing.
i also save/archive the responses -- not that their eail can be validated
or anything, but it at least lets me be accurate if unprovable.
+Subject: read very closely to avoid nastiness
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