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Large amount of mail (was RE: Help Unsubscribing) - delete if not interetsed

From: Simon White <simon.white@jkd.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 17:31:45 -0000
Message-ID: <D1EFBFDCD178C24DA607A306D6E3A711059D0A@URANUs>
To: "Scarlett Julian (ED)" <Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk>, "BATEMAN,LEE (HP-Boise,ex1)" <lee_bateman@hp.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear All,
I agree that sometimes the number of emails from this list can get to be a bit daunting, but as there is no moderator it becomes a little more difficult to suppress the enthusiasm of the group. I for one do not mind the massive amount of emails that I receive from this list (it is fewer than others out there, let me tell you <grin>) as if a subject does not interest me at that point in time, I just archive the emails and they are there for reference later on. That is just my opinion.

As for splitting the list, I cannot see how this can be done as we are dealing with accessibility. One could argue that we could split into CSS and HTML issues, or a separate one for retrofitting, for example, but sooner or later there would have to be cross-posting.

Most email programmes nowadays let the user simply filter the relevant emails into an archive so that they can be kept for future reference, or discarded en masse.

Of course, accessibility is not my only work on a day-to-day basis, in fact, it is sometimes not relevant to my job for weeks on end, but thankfully I do come across problems that require me to check back on those emails that came several weeks previously, so that I can sort out problems. There is one thing that I sometimes do in order to keep the emails to a minimum, and that is to address the person directly without resorting to emailing huge amounts of text to the rest without the need to do so.

So, my suggestion is this: if the question is specific to a person (or if you are merely putting in your two pence/cents worth) please send the comments directly to the specific person rather than the group as a whole. Then, perhaps, we shall all get the required information that we need to learn more about accessibility, without having to deal with some of the politics that come into this list that I for one have no idea about (I mention no names! <grin>).

I am sorry if this clogs up your email in-box and I agree that we need some sort of direction to sort out what is fast becoming a problem for some users who are not facing accessibility issues on a day-to-day basis.

Kind regards

Simon White

-----Original Message-----
From: Scarlett Julian (ED) [mailto:Julian.Scarlett@sheffield.gov.uk]
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 16:43
To: 'BATEMAN,LEE (HP-Boise,ex1)'; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: RE: Help Unsubscribing

It's true that the volume of traffic to this list has ballooned lately.
Might it be worth splitting it up into a couple of smaller ones dealing with
specific topics.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: BATEMAN,LEE (HP-Boise,ex1) [mailto:lee_bateman@hp.com]
> Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 4:29 PM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Help Unsubscribing
> Me too.....my mail box was empty Saturday night and today I 
> had 78 messages,
> mostly from W3C.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brigan, Kell [mailto:kbrigan@water.ca.gov]
> Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 8:55 AM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Help Unsubscribing
> Can anyone help me unsubscribe from this list? (Nothing 
> personal; just too
> much traffic. I wouldn't bug the list with this, except that 
> I really need
> to cut the traffic in my In box.)
> I tried sending an "unsubscribe" message to 
> "w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org", but
> this apparently didn't work, and it looks like I 
> inadvertently zapped the
> intro message.
> Thanks.
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