> i have for the last couple years been rejecting any subscription requests that
> show signs of being based on what is published in hardcopy. i explain to
> them that they are supporting an industry that has proven itself to be,
> and intends to be, irresponsible towards the Internet and Usenet.
Since yours appears to be an ideological objection based more on paranoia
than anything else (do you really believe that anyone that puts press to
paper is out to destroy the internet?), there really isn't much that can
be said in response.
Personally, I'd be more than happy to see any of my lists listed in a
book or magazine. No problem at all. Interested people find out about
the list and join it. That's kinda the reason I started the things.
(Well, not kinda the reason, actually THE reason.)
The inaccurate information is annoying, but I get incorrect subscriptions
all the time b/c because people don't understand that each list serving
software needs its own commands, and the software is incredibly anal.
A few weeks ago my wife's list got in a bunch of subscription messages
from Australia. Turned out a publication had printed the address and sub
info. Out of that group she got a couple of people that are now some of
the main contributors to the list. What the hell is wrong with that?
All appologies for any content here that seems overly antagonistic. In
my own personal experience, there are a couple of magazine publishers on
my lists who joined simply out of interest in the list topic, and they
have been nothing but helpful, polite, and generally good guys, and very
supportive of the net.
If your poor fragile ego can't handle anything in this message please, add
a :) to the offending sentence if that helps your self-esteem.
for subscription info to the following lists:
elastica, lisa germano, paula cole, gustav mahler, roxy music, big-east,
university of miami:
mahler web page: http://www.netaxs.com/~jgreshes/mahler
echo and the bunnyment web page: http://www.netaxs.com/~jgreshes/echo.html
Jason & Jill Greshes-Philadelphia,PAemail@example.com@dfw.net