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On 10/26/2010 1:31 PM, Friedrich Strohmaier wrote:
Hi TDF enthusiasts,

I changed the footer for mails of this list.

As requested by several people I added a link to

leading to proven advice how to write mails that will reach a high
chance to be read *and understood*.

I'd prefer having a wiki page containing a short 3 step guide
summarizing that tipps and link there. If somebody would set up one
would be a great thing.

Please help keep the Mails of this list readable by considering those


I notice that the footer has gone back to implying that +help will accomplish the unsubscribe, rather than providing instructions -- this was fixed before, it's misleading. It would be best to provide both unsubscribe addresses and the help one:
    Email to to unsubscribe from the list
    Email to to unsubscribe from the list digest.
    Email to for general help information.

Or if that is regarded as making the footer too cumbersome, just point to the general help but without implying it will actually do the unsubscribe:
    Email to for help with list operations such as unsubscribing.

(I didn't include the -nomail unsubscribe because why would anybody need to bother with that? All it really does is allow somebody to post without moderator intervention, and if they don't care about the list anymore, that's irrelevant and it will cause no harm to them or to the list if that subscription is maintained. If that's how they subscribed, they were seeing the list mail by some other means, and they just won't be looking for it now.)

The other footer info looks OK, though possibly the guideline information should be incorporated into our own support structure rather than referencing an outside source. That would allow tailoring it to reflect specific guidelines for our lists, if desired.

There is some effort going on about the whole issue of how to support users at their first point of contact, whatever that is, and I think your suggestion fits in that discussion very well. Thanks!

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