[At-Large] Weekly posting summary for at-large at atlarge-lists.icann.org
toml at communisphere.com
Mon Jan 5 15:54:00 UTC 2015
What irks me (and unnecessarily fills my email box) about ICANN/ISOC
lists is the flow of congratulatory emails that go to the entire list.
Yes, it's great that XYZ was appointed to the ABC Working Group, but why
tell me that you're congratulating him? A personal email seems far more
personal and appropriate.
On 1/5/2015 9:05 AM, Garth Graham wrote:
> I actually enjoy a gentle reminder that all list serve participation follows a power law distribution where 20% of participants supply 80% of the traffic.
>> On Jan 4, 2015, at 4:13 PM, Evan Leibovitch <evan at telly.org> wrote:
>>> On 2 January 2015 at 17:16, Subrenat, Jean-Jacques <jjs at dyalog.net> wrote:
>>> Dear Colleagues,
>>> my request is to be unsubscribed ONLY from the "Weekly posting summary"
>>> established by T. Narten, not from other elements on the At-Large lists
>>> (this is in answer to Seun's remark).
>> As Thomas said, that's not possible. You're on the list or off it.
>> The available options are:
>> 1) Thomas' automated system stops generating the messages
>> 2) A brand new list is created specifically for statistics, and those who
>> want it can opt in.
>> 3) The status quo maintains; if there are individuals who don't like
>> specific posts to the ALAC list (whether from Thomas or any other sources)
>> there are dozens of ways to filter them out at the recipient level, many of
>> which can be heavily automated (ie, in Gmail and Hotmail). Olivier has
>> already offered some helpful pointers.
>> My clear preference is for (3), in part because of the Carlton mentioned.
>> There are many times I have had to filter unwanted senders or subjects from
>> mailing lists to which I am subscribed. Of these situations, Thomas'
>> automated statistics posts are by far the most benign I have encountered.
>> This is not spam and it is not without purpose to anyone. I for one see
>> value in them, IMO the onus of dealing with unwanted mail of this sort is
>> at the end of the recipient, not the sender.
>> - Evan
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