Jon Gibbs (jongibbs) wrote,
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What's your take on people adding names to their email lists?



                                                            


During my impromptu week away from blogging, an interesting conversation came up on a Yahoo group I belong to. It concerned the use of email lists, and whether or not folks should ask people to subscribe to them, or simply add anyone they feel might be interested, and let them unsubscribe if they want to.

At present, I don't have an email list myself, but if I ever decide to set one up, I'd definitely invite folks to subscribe before adding them. I understand the logic behind (say) writers adding other writers, but we get so much junk mail already. Besides, I think most folks prefer to decide for themselves whether or not they'd like to receive newsletters, updates and the like.

How about you?

What's your take on people adding names to their email lists?


Poll #1863779 Email lists

What's your take on people adding names to their email lists?

I love it when someone adds me. It saves me having to go through the hassle of signing up myself.
0(0.0%)
I don't mind is someone adds me. After all, I can always unsubscribe.
3(6.8%)
If I'm interested, I'll sign up for myself, I don't want someone else adding me without my permission.
17(38.6%)
When someone adds me to their email list without my permission, it lowers my opinion of that person.
10(22.7%)
It bugs the heck out of me when people add me to their email list without so much as a 'By your leave.'
12(27.3%)
Something else, which I'll mention in the comments.
2(4.5%)
Tags: self-promotion, writing
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