Welcome to the Majordomo
Recovery Group. My name is Anitra. I am a recovering list-owner.
All of us here are users
of cheap email list services, who have gathered together to share our strength
and our pain. We have found the following Twelve Steps to be helpful.
We recognized that Major
Dumbo was completely out of control.
We then turned our email
over to a Higher Power.
But when our List Admin
began babbling and screaming, too, we *really* knew we were in trouble.
We made a searching moral
inventory of every time we have sent to the wrong address; used a command-word
in a post or so help us gods in a header; included attachments; sent oversized
posts; or done any other Bad Things to make Major Dumbo bawl and chew on our
List Admin's ear.
We shared this moral
inventory with at least one person who cared enough to listen. Many of us
are still searching for someone to help us complete Step 5.
We became entirely ready
to have our higher power remove all these shortcomings by finding us some
mailing list software that actually WORKS.
We humbly asked our Higher
Power to please do so before we are driven to Mortal Sin.
We made a list of everyone
who has ever been adversely affected by a Bounced Post, weird characters in
a post, corruption of an attached file, down-time of the list, or any other
Major Dumbo-related error on any list we were on.
We committed ourselves
to making amends to all of these people.
We decided to discuss
the nature of these amends off-line where Major Dumbo cannot hear us, where
we also continue to compile our inventory of mailing system errors.
We sought through prayer,
meditation, and daily Net searches to obtain improved mailing list software
without spending any money.
Having had an Awakening
of some sort or other as the result of these steps, we try daily to carry
the message to other mailing list users: "Escape from Major Dumbo!"