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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.'

Explanation

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This pokes fun at the trend for websites to guilt users when they unsubscribe (or try to guilt them out of it before they complete the process), which is widespread among new-age website design and some examples of which can be seen at /r/Clickshaming/.

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Ambox notice.png This transcript is incomplete. Please help editing it! Thanks.
Caption: Choosing the right emotional tone for your unsubscribe message
[A window labelled "Very Negative"]
Website: You want to unsubscribe?!?! How could you do this to us?! We need you!!!
✕✕✕
Very Bad
[A window labelled "Negative"]
Website: We're sad to see you go :(
Not Great
[A window labelled "Neutral"]
Website: You have been unsubscribed.
Perfect
[A window labelled "Positive"]
Website: Success! You have been unsubscribed!!
A little weird
[A window labelled "Very Positive"]
Website: You have been unsubscribed. This is the best gift you could have given us. Thank you.
✕✕✕
Very Bad


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