TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
At 03:09 7/31/95 -0600, you wrote:
>>Fifty years ago the ATOMIC BOMBS were dropped on JAPAN!
>>PLEASE DON'T STOP READING ... THIS MESSAGE WILL INTEREST YOU!
>>This is a MUST HAVE for anyone interested in Science, History or
>>Technology. Truly a unique opportunity to own an Artifact of World History.
>I'm gonna flame: I don't appreciate getting sales solicitations on this
>listserver, which is not intended for those who either have an "interest in
>Science, History or Technology," or in "owning an Artifact of World
>History." This is for questions/comments about tech writing. ANY object for
>an exchange of money HAS NO PLACE HERE.
>I strongly object to this type of soliciting on this listserver, and ask
>that you remove it, and cease and desist from doing it again. This applies
>to all subscribers.
>One unhappy subscriber, |-[
>The opinions expressed here are strickly my own.
I rather new to this list and list servers in general, but on Usenet,
the typical way to handle unwanted messages is to bounce it back to
the sender. When that send sees a mailbox full of "Don't send me your
solicitations" headers, the sender usually (but not always) gets the
What's the proper form (especially one that doesn't contribute to more
bandwidth wastage, such as mine)?