Bee Season: The annual spelling bee brings out protesters as well as nerds

James Harbeck jharbeck at SYMPATICO.CA
Thu May 31 13:22:01 UTC 2007

>Would you please take me off you listing. I don't know how you got my e-mail
>address. Today I have had about 50 rubbish emails from you. This is a waste
>of resources - each time an email is sent it takes a tiny amount of
>electricity but if you times it by 50 per day and then by the thousands of
>people you are sending this to - its contributes to the greenhouse effect
>and global warming.

How _do_ people manage to subscribe themselves to this list so obliviously?

Perhaps if the subject lines had [ADS-L] inserted at the beginning,
that would make it clearer for all these poor confused souls that all
the emails they're getting are from one list, and maybe they would
remember subscribing to it. Other lists I'm on have that feature --
it also makes sorting emails a little easier.

I'm not too impressed with this person's scientific knowledge,
either. Emails being sent are more in the line of boats on a river or
even waves in an ocean than of papers piling on. I daresay he makes
more contribution to global warming in one minute of speaking that
this list does in a year.

James Harbeck.

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