I have unsubscribed from the DSCC mailing list, which I never joined, multiple times. Here’s a screen shot of my last unsubscribe session, dated 21 October:
That’s the third screen, after others that mute the unsubscribe option. At this point, “Take a break” is their euphemism for what I really want, which is a divorce. Here’s the confirmation:
And here is the confirming email:
I have earlier ones from June, July and August.
But the DSCC emails keep coming. Here’s just the top of the latest:
So here’s a question for the DSCC, or anyone else who knows: Is this deliberate on the DSCC’s part?
I do believe one should never ascribe to __________ what can also be ascribed to incompetence.
But this is a long time for any incompetence to persist. At a certain point this kind of shit gets hard to read as anything other than intentional. That point was passed two unsubscribes ago.
Whatever the reasons, it’s a great way to piss off voters.
I just completed my fifth known unsubscribe attempt. In the text box under “Please tell us why you are unsubscribing (optional), I just wrote,
See what I wrote here http://blogs.harvard.edu/doc/2017/10/29/… and tweeted here: https://twitter.com/dsearls/status/92468… This will be my 5th unsubscribe attempt. I have no faith it will work any better than the last four, which all failed.
I have no faith this will work. Please prove me wrong, DSCC.
By the way, I’ve long been a political independent, and have found my ass on political sucker lists from both major parties. The difference with the DSCC is that unsubscribe fails with them. Always.
[Later…] Since some have suggested that I only unsubscribed from one mailing, here’s a screenshot I left out of the post:
By the way, it doesn’t say what “ONTRAPORT” is, and the domain is http://demolinks.us/, which goes to an unready wordpress site by the ONTRAPORT name. Strange.
I got another DSCC email…
…and decided to go through the unsubscribe routine again, because well, hell, why not.
As you see, the choice to unsubscribe is muted:
Then, instead of unsubscribing me when I hit “No, continue unsubscribing,” it gives me this:
Besides suggesting that the reader’s clear intention to unsubscribe actually means “Receive fewer emails,” they make the option to continue unsubscribing barely visible. But I hit it, and got this:
Hitting the red box then got me this:
No confirming email came this time.
I haven’t received another DSCC email yet, but it’s only been a few hours. I have no faith that they won’t keep mailing me shit.