tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Sat Oct 30 07:09:17 1999

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Re: This is [****]

>>Any chance we could change the list subscription process to
>>include a two or three hour test of intelligence, personality and
>>email comprehension, before subscriptions are *allowed*?
>>Something a little more comprehensive than the GRE and LSAT
>>combined, perhaps.
>Don't forget the following questions, too:
>* Header deciphering (really now. Unsubscription info has been on every
>list email since the dawn of time, practically.

Not anymore.  Even when it was on the header, it *desn't* show up
unless your email client is configures to show it!  A tag line works
*much* better.

>* Email client knowledge: How to get client to show more headers, how to
>keep emails around, how to file important emails (*subscription alert* ahem)
>* 1,000 questions on etiquette, of which one must pass 950 of them...
>* Knowledge of how to obtain list chat without email - aka archives
>(especially since the online archive is so nice... too many 50+ email/day
>lists [often important] lack suitable archival/search tools).
>* Knowledge of how to send mail properly (i.e., *NOT* HTML formatted)



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