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Subject: Re: List owners are a public nuisance?
From: "Todd O." <2bits @ wco . com>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 08:20:36 -0800
To: Dave Voorhis <dave @ armchair . mb . ca>
Cc: List-Managers @ GreatCircle . COM
In-reply-to: <3.0.3.32.19971029005156.00c356b0@armchair.mb.ca>
References: <B1AA3C851F6DD011BEEB0040333A8B54376987@exchange.di.com>

At 12:51 AM 10/29/97 -0600, Dave Voorhis wrote:
>That may be true, but I think Mr. Guilmette's point is that some of us
>altruists are leaving loaded high-powered weapons where small children can
>play with them.  A list without confirmation mechanisms is the closest
>thing we have to a loaded 'net weapon.

Well, then, consider me armed and dangerous.  I have no confirmation
mechanisms for my lists.  It's not that I don't want them.  I have pleaded
for them.  However, the software on the site where my lists are hosted does
not have up to date software with auto-confirm features.  Some day, I am
told, that will change.  It may be months ahead, however.  And I know that
I am not alone in my circumstances.


The best I have been able to come up with is to delay approval of
subscription requests by a few days.  This is inconvenient to my would-be
subscribers, but it does help would-be victims avoid getting a ton of new
list mail all at once.  I don't have time to manually confirm each
subscription request, but the delay has seemed to help.  Just a tip for any
other list-managers who may be "packin'" even though they don't want to do
anyone harm. <G>

Todd
--
 Todd Ourston  *  2bits@wco.com  *  Marin County, California


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