> -----Original Message-----
> From: British archaeology discussion list
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Simon Holroyd
> Sent: 09 April 2001 00:29
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Are archaelogists intelligent?
> Not for the first time a lurker on this list has asked to be removed from
> the list by sending a message to the list rather than to the list
> Is there some sort of intellectual vacuum or what? How many times has Mike
> (and others) sent the "how to leave" instructions to the list?
Can't remember the last time I saw such a message. Perhaps (assuming it
isn't already) if the subject line was prefixed by something like "ADMIN: ",
they'd be easier to spot in amongst what is, admittedly, a fairly high
traffic list. I mean, if someone wants to leave because the traffic is too
high, are they really likely to troff through hundreds of messages looking
for the way out? I don't think so.
> the difficulties and drawbacks of becoming an archaeologist I would have
> thought there was some sort of minimal intelligence required,
> rather than a
> desire to work hard so that you end up with lots of dosh. Unfortunately
> this appears to not be the case.
> Apologies to the regular contributors to this list, most of whom
> appear to
> have more than 2 braincells connected most of the time (as evidenced by
> occasional displays of wit/humour), for adding to the volume of trivia on
> the list.
Are you suggesting that someone who asks to be removed from the list doesn't
have so much as two brain cells connected (most of the time, at any rate)?