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Re: Welcome to cypherpunks

At 3:16 PM 10/26/95, Steven Weller wrote:

>Well, the Welcome message says this:

Actually, not "the" Welcome message, but a particular instance of it,
namely, the instance directed at the new subscriber (in this case,
[email protected] was the new subscriber).

>->If you ever want to remove yourself from this mailing list,
>->you can send mail to "[email protected]" with the following command
>->in the body of your email message:
>->    unsubscribe cypherpunks [email protected]
>So it is but a small leap of logic to remove the 'un' in order to
>subscribe, since to my knowlege the Welcome message does not tell you how
>to subscribe. A human interface problem?

Except that the list would _have_ to have been subscribed to itself
_before_ that particular Welcome message would have gone out.

Sort of a binding issue. I would prefer the Welcome message to always say
the command is:

     unsubscribe cypherpunks yournamehere


     subscribe cypherpunks yournamehere

But this is presumably a Majordomo feature. In any case, let's hope
subscribing the list to itself is not a trend.

--Tim May

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