Alexandre Rafalovitch April 17, 2006, 5:57 a.m. (Message 45062)
International Dance Council - Final instructions
Ok, I have been in contact with the people from the CID. Basically, we have everybody's wires crossed. Basically, CID are not spammers, but are rather enthusiastic word spreaders. It is possible to end up on their list because somebody nominated you, or - my suspicion - because you looked to be on the right list. They practice a very relaxed form of opt-in rather than opt-out or even double opt-in process. (Term reference: http://www.ibizbasics.com/online030601.htm) I have requested to let me do a bulk unsubscribe on behalf of the list, but they were not quite comfortable with that. So, it needs to be done by the individuals. To unsubscribe, please email directly to email@example.com; do not use CC/forward of the RSCDS email, that just causes confusion. They say that they have an exclusion list, so the first completed unsubscribe should be sufficient. Something like the following might do: ---- Hi, I believe I had been accidentally added to one of your mailing lists for this email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). I would appreciate to be removed from all the contact lists you have and to be put on the explicit exclusion list. Please confirm that my email has been removed. Thank you, ZZZZ ------ I have requested RSCDS to be put on their exclusion list (no response to that one yet). I have also pointed at the resources for double opt-in, as well as resources to more modern ways of news distribution (RSS). Both of those items are supposedly were passed on to the technical team. Hopefully, it will make a difference eventually. Hopefully this will be the end of that. If there are still any questions, issues, non-responses, I will be happy to moderate. I understand some people are quite incensed, but let's not "call FBI over it" (Last semi-joking reference is from : http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/03/24/tuttle_centos/) Regards, Alex. P.s. For those who follow the internet meme, this has become a "Snakes on the plane" situation.