2257: Unsubscribe Message

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Unsubscribe Message
A mix of the two is even worse: 'Thanks for unsubscribing and helping us pare this list down to reliable supporters.'
Title text: A mix of the two is even worse: 'Thanks for unsubscribing and helping us pare this list down to reliable supporters.'

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>>>YOU HAVE BEEN UNSUBSCRIBED<<<162.158.214.148 12:57, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

If I ever make an unsubscribe message, it'll just be this comic. Blacksilver (talk) 13:28, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

You have been SO unsubscribed that it isn't even funny! 162.158.214.148 15:44, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

>>> You Have Been SuperScribed >>> Cellocgw (talk) 16:02, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

"You are unsubscribing. We can retain your details in case you wish to revert this change in the future. Do you wish us to retain your stored preferences?" (NO) "Do you wish us to retain your external contact details?" (NO) "Do you wish us to hibernate your core profile and reserve your username?" (NO) "Data fully removed from our server" ... ... "I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career." 141.101.99.53 17:26, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

Then there are the unsubscribe pages that you have to uncheck your subscription and then clicking an Update button. And the ones that give you several alternatives to unsubscribing and obscure the unsubscribe link by not using the word "unsubscribe" in the unsubscribe link and you have to figure out that that's the link. Thisisnotatest (talk) 18:58, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

If the site offers multiple different subscriptions, giving you option to unsubscribe one, more or all of them makes sense. If you unsubscribe just one, users will complain they need to unsubscribe multiple times very angrily. -- Hkmaly (talk) 00:02, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

I actually think the "very negative" message could work for a joking confirmation message. Unpopular Opinions (talk) 21:26, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

On the subject of marketing preference for as many subscribers as possible or a few high value subscribers, there are basically two scenarios: Algorithmic and non-Algorithmic environments. In a non-Algorithmic environment, like an E-mail list, you almost always want as many subscribers as possible. You'll have the high-value subscribers in there regardless, and if there's even the smallest chance of interaction from the other subscribers, the Marginal cost of sending an email is so low that there's no reason not to send it to them, and every person subscribed is more data for the Marketer. In an Algorithmic environment, like Youtube or Facebook, there may be scenarios where you want to increase the average interactivity of your subscribers, as the Algorithm may suggest your content to non-subscribers more based on the high interactivity of your core audience, this is still rare, however, as the same low marginal cost and data still factor into the calculation, and more people seeing your video more often is almost always good, and more valuable than intentionally cutting your subscriber base to increase the engagement of your subscribers so that more people will see your video just so that you can gain more subscribers, and start the whole process over again.Argis13 (talk) 23:47, 24 January 2020 (UTC)

I just got a message from Just Eat which ends: "Want to unsubscribe? It’ll hurt our feelings, and you’ll miss out on some tasty Just Eat deals, but you can do that here. *starts to cry*." I think they may have seen this comic and taken the wrong message from it. 162.158.34.46 14:38, 30 March 2020 (UTC)