I will finally start a thread since this may be the last time I'll be able to tell this part of my story. I was Dir. Promo at AOLA for over ten years, most of the 70's and a bit into the 80's. During that time I sent tens of millions of bulk mail to poor Scientologists -- not all at once, of course Some time in the early 80's I was re-reading various "Dissem" and "Promo" policy letters and ran into one: I believe it was titled "BULK MAIL". And it said: (I paraphrase but that's almost exactly what it said, word for word) Needless to say I was a bit upset. Here I had been flooding poor Scientologists with bulk mail crap for over a decade -- and it was forbidden -- by Hubbard! Given that the international mimeo archives were right across the street from AOLA, I spend the next two days poring through every policy I could find to uncover the policy letter where Hubbard said "Never mind! Send crap out all the time!" And he didn't. So I went back on post and informed my boss, with a copy of the policy letter, that I would no longer send out any bulk mail other than the "Advance!" magazine and (stretching it a bit) the "Clear News" newsletter. Needless to say, no one in the exec level was pleased. I got into a bit of trouble. But, I had the policy letter so they were in a real bind. The HCO stat "Bulk mail out" crashed, Flag wanted to know why and they told them... No one could do anything to get me to send out bulk mail again. The Flag Rep came to me and said "Don't you know the policy letter of keeping the old process in place when implementing a new process?" and I said, "That's the first time I've heard of keeping off-policy procedures in place when implementing on-policy activities". He shut up. Shortly thereafter, I had to route out due to family concerns -- i.e. I wanted to raise my kids myself, not leave it up to the "Child Care Org" and "Cadet Org". They expedited my exit. PS: I think I screwed up the life of the person who replaced me. I told her of the policy. I think she was RPF'd -- but I know she got in trouble after I left. Sorry about that. PPS: I like to think I was somewhat responsible in the reduction of bulk crap that got sent out after that.