Fw: Mailing list

Curtis Poe cp at onsitetech.com
Tue Jul 9 15:26:26 CDT 2002

Just to underscore the point of this email that I sent this morning but it
appears no one received...

Note:  this is not the first time that I have sent an email to the list that
never arrived.  Has anyone else experienced similar problems?  If not, I'll
see if I can discover anything on my end.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Curtis Poe" <cp at onsitetech.com>
To: <pdx-Pm-List at pm.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 09, 2002 10:28 AM
Subject: Mailing list

> Here's the scoop:  when the person who was previously running pdx.pm left,
> he did not provide any passwords to the pm.org server or to the majordomo
> mailing list.  I have the pm.org issue cleared up (otherwise, there
> be a Web site), but I have never had admin access to majordomo.
> Frankly, I'm not sure that I need the access, but I've had some email from
> people wanting to remove me from the list.  In fact, I received an email
> from someone who refused to answer whether or not they had followed my
> directions, but instead kept insisting that things are "broken" if I can't
> just unsubscribe them.
> Here's the exchange:
>   --- Ovid ---
>   When you say "actually functions correctly", does that
>   mean that the majordomo unsubscribe information that I
>   gave in the last email doesn't work?  If that's the case,
>   I'd like to know rather than spread bad information.
>   --- the response ---
>   Bascially [sic] if you cannot get in - passwordwise - to
>   correct an error or tweak something, it is not functioning
>   correctly.
> I actually gave this person unsubscribe details twice, but at no time was
> informed as to whether or not they followed the instructions (and yes, I
> know that "they" is considered grammatically incorrect :)
> Rather than run the risk of alienating further users, I am proposing
> creating a new list and, when this is working well, taking down the old
> I'd handle subscribing everyone to the new list, so no action would be
> required on your part other than confirming the subscription.
> Benefits:
> 1.  I'll actually be administering the list and not just a participant.
> 2.  Bad addresses will be automatically culled from the list (maybe not
> big of a deal?).
> 3.  I may even be able to set up a list archive.
> Does this sound worthwhile?  Some adhere to the notion "if it ain't broke,
> don't fix it".  Of course, this is all mute if someone knows how to
> Paul (masque) and get the passwords for me...
> --
> Cheers,
> Curtis Poe
> Senior Programmer
> ONSITE! Technology, Inc.
> www.onsitetech.com
> 503-233-1418
> Taking e-Business and Internet Technology To The Extreme!


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