Re: [Evolution] unsubscribe - a wider problem?(a little off-topic<g>)

On Tue, 2010-05-25 at 10:18 -0400, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
On Tue, 2010-05-25 at 07:09 -0700, Brewster Gillett wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-05-25 at 10:12 +0100, Pete Biggs wrote:
> > On Tue, 2010-05-25 at 00:41 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > > On Sat, 2010-05-15 at 11:21 -0400, Rick Stanley wrote:
> > > > To change your list options or unsubscribe, visit ...
> > > >
> > > Read the above.
> bg:
> I feel sorry for this guy's clients if this is indicative of his level
> of awareness. Of course the fact that someone claiming to be a Linux
> specialist is using a gmail address, rather than his own domain, is also
> a trifle off-putting :-)
> I am beginning to think, based on observing the clueless list-directed
> unsub requests, and also on several other unrelated observations over
> time, that what we may have here is a pandemic failure to read to the
> end of documents of all kinds. I'm interested in hearing whether others
> have noticed this. 

YES!  And certainly not just here.  Coworkers and I were just discussing
that this morning - about e-mails that say at the end of every message:
"This is an automated messages, DO NOT REPLY".  Guess what happens?

> A good example is the discussion of op-eds. Many people seem to be
> unaware that the essay form generally results in a summation of the
> points, and sometimes even the first integration of the elements of the
> points, in the final paragraph. So they read the first half of the 
> editorial, and conclude from this that they know what the writer was
> trying to communicate, and proceed to discuss it as if they knew all
> about it, and fall flat on their faces because they never bothered
> to finish it.
> Your thoughts?
All this reinforces the severe need for top-posting to die a sudden death. In fact , this discussion should serve as a proverbial "nail-in-the-coffin" to that very topic :-))


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