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Subject: Re: How many subscribers AND Two More Bogus Subs ...
From: Vince Sabio <wavelet @ colossus . arl . mil>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 1997 18:05:24 -0400
To: List-Managers @ GreatCircle . COM
In-reply-to: <199704212105 . OAA11102 @ ayla . idyllmtn . com>
References: <199704212043 . QAA19284 @ worldmachine . com> from "Eric J. Hansen" at Apr 21, 97 04:43:28 pm

** Sometime around 14:05 -0700 4/21/97, Kynn Bartlett said:

>> Q:  How many internet mail list zubscribers does it take
>>     to change a light bulb?
>> A:  1,331:
>1,331, to forward the same bit of supposed "humor" to every
>single list in creation until the whole internet is absolutely
>SICK of seeing this damn thing.


>I thought it was funny the first 1,330 times I saw it, sorry.

Hell, I thought it was funny the first THREE times it was posted *here*!
IIRC, the first post even generated some discussion of the terms used in
the piece.

Do people subscribe to these lists without *reading* them?

While I'm here, I might as well note that I've had two more bogus
subscriptions come through recently -- these two need to be added
to the ever-growing .ignored file list:

brandon1 @
 usit .
nguyel18 @
 student .
 ucr .

The adventure continues ...

- Vince Sabio
  orionsoft @
 telephonet .
If you run a mailing list and are tired of manually processing mail bounces,
then you probably need SmartBounce -- currently managing mailing lists in
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