On Thu, 23 Jul 1998, Lazlo Nibble wrote:
:On Thu, Jul 23, 1998 at 08:30:46AM -0400, Rich Kulawiec wrote:
:> I strongly oppose any method which requires use of the web.
:In general, sure, but I don't see any reason not to do it this way -- or at
:least make the option available -- for people who are requesting subscripions
:via the web in the first place. These folks have already hurled their bodies
:over the bar anyway.
It should possibly be an option -- it should most assuredly not be
required, for the reasons suggested by Mr. Kulawiec -- but if it is an
option, I would hope that email confirmation would still be required (or
that it would be an option for me to require it) because it is impossible
to verify the identity of someone who fills out a web form unless you
already know who they are because you've required a previous registration,
and that gets cumbersome.
And there's no reason _not_ to require email confirmation of subscription
to an email list; while there may not be a general minimal skills
requirement for joining a list, surely being able to reply to an email is
not too much to expect.