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Re: [IP] Misnomers breed misperceptions



Amen!  And well put!  Happy pumping Anika.  How's that going?
Dianne


 ---- On Aug 11 "Anika Schon" <email @ redacted> wrote: 
> >>Could you please cc: me individually as I'm on the digest and might miss
> it!?>>
> 
> I propose that, despite any list conventions of the Internet, the "digest"
> be renamed, perhaps something like "post bundles or "batches."
>     Many people correctly understand the meaning of the word "digest"  and
> mistakenly believe that when they receive the digest they are receiving an
> abridged or otherwise compacted version of the list.
>   In fact. the digest has all the posts, the whole of the posts and nothing
> but the posts. Recipients get the posts in batches, as though they had been
> pasted on a long scroll. That means usually two to four items a day from IP
> instead of a hundred or more separate items.
>     Although the sign-up instructions do explain that a digest isn't a
> digest in the true sense, it might be more efficient to just call a thing
> what it is. Perhaps more people would use the digest if they understood they
> were not missing out on posts.
>     I also wonder if another persistent lack of clarity could be fixed with
> a few words. The message at the end of every post says:
> 
>      for mail subscription assistance, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
> 
> Might  some people misunderstood this as "to help me subscribe.... " ? If
> they are just careless, it won't do any good, but for the few who just don't
> understand, might the process to unsubscribe be made more explicit by
> saying:
> 
>     For mail subscription assistance or to UNSUBSCRIBE, contact:
> HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
> 
> 
> BTW, this is my fifth day pumping insulin.
> Anika :^)
> 
> 
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