U-N-S-U-B from Cohousing-L, How to / Jan. Note
From: Fred H. Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 04:29:54 -0600
Jan. Note:   (about 2 screens long,  Sorry)
Cohousing-L activity.  After Rob's Jan 12th message:
"The decline of cohousing L" which got 9 replies on the 12th,
there was a noticeable spurt in list activity.  I decided to 
analyze a bit:
period   msg/day  (equiv. msg/month)
Dec '97    2.0      61
 1/1-1/12  4.0     124
1/12-1/31  6.9     215
Jan '98    5.5     172
The lives of mailing lists (ala gaia) are complicated and hard to predict.
----
Also there were 5 messages with "Re: COHOUSING-L digest ..."
subject lines (a no-no -- see below).

Admonitions about this (and excessive quoting and posting unsubscribe
requests to everone via the list)  have not seemed to prevent
these problems.  I remind you that when you post with one of these
inconsiderate features, everyone else sees it with your email address (and
usually your name) as sender attached... And such messages live on in the
archives (see below). 

You would not knowingly embarrass yourself in a meeting, please avoid it
here by taking considerable care in composing messages to the mailing
list. But dont fear a mistake, we all make them, but beware of making the
same mistake twice :)    (Please dont apologize over the list either; one
of my goals in managing this list is to minimize the volume of messages
that are not about cohousing.)

Thanks on behalf of all subscribers (about 500). 

Fred Cohousing-L list manager,  owner-cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org

<end Jan. Note>


U-N-S-U-B from Cohousing-L, How to

In order to unsubscribe from COHOUSING-L:

Send an email message
to listproc [at] cohousing.org (where all commands are sent)
from the account that is subscribed to the list
with the following one line command in the message body (no subject):

UNSUBSCRIBE COHOUSING-L

Note that your name is not required (or allowed) after the list name.

If you have problems with your subscription, please email the list manager 
directly (repeatedly if needed) at  owner-cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org 
PLEASE DO NOT post messages to the list about individual list problems 
including unsubscribe or subscribe requests. 


ALTERNATIVES TO JUST UNSUBSCRIBING

If your reason for unsubscribing is information overload (the most
frequent reason...) you may wish to consider one of strategies
other than just dropping your subscription discussed below --
Digest mode, reading archives periodically.

***** DIGEST MODE *****

Use the command:
SET COHOUSING-L MAIL DIGEST
   When users set their mail mode to "digest", they will receive
postings from the list only once a day, bundled as one message.  This is
great for people who are annoyed by a lot of messages or who only check
there mail once a day.

   When replying to a message in a 'digest', please manually enter the
appropriate Subject/Thread -- otherwise your reply will have
the subject: "RE: COHOUSING-L digest ##"     which isn't very helpful.

***** ARCHIVES *****

An alternate way to read or browse the COHOUSING-L messages via the
archives -- current and archived.   The archive is updated
automatically and therefore always up-to-date.  The archives are
accessed thru our web site at www.cohousing.org.  (under Resources)

   Reading the archives does not require one to be a subscriber
but posting messages does require one to be a subscriber. There is
"postpone mode" which allows one to be a subscriber and post but not
receive messages by mail.  See the welcome message for details.
Get a fresh copy of the welcome message with the command:

INFO COHOUSING-L

This message is posted around the first of each month.  Updated 1/31/98

Fred H. Olson
Cohousing-L list manager 
owner-cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org






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