[TriLUG] mailing list ergonomics
jbroome at gmail.com
Wed Jun 2 06:56:16 EDT 2010
2010/6/2 Cristóbal Palmer <cmp at cmpalmer.org>:
> On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 11:54 PM, William Sutton <william at trilug.org> wrote:
>> Not that I'm asking you to roll it back, I'm not... but are people really so
>> bloody stupid that it's necessary?
> Spoiled by more modern, well-designed user interfaces would probably
> be a better way to put it.
> Seriously: "unsubscribe or edit options"? Filling out a form, then
> searching on another page to figure out which is the unsubscribe
> button, then clicking on a link in a confirmation email? Unsubscribing
> with the default mailman 2.x setup is a pain -- more of a pain than it
> should be.
As cumbersome and wonky as it is to unsubscribe to a mailman list,
it's just as combersome and wonky to subscribe to it. So when someone
ends up getting 10-15 "extra" messages in their inbox a day they have
to have *some* idea where they came from, and how to make them stop.
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