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(Ann Arbor News)   Of all the emails Eastern Michigan University could accidentally send to all 23,000 of its students, it went with this one   (annarbor.com) divider line 77
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2012-05-07 03:28:29 PM  
The world needs ditchdiggers too, EMU students.
 
2012-05-07 03:37:17 PM  
I think some of these university's software programs can use a, "Are you reeeeeeeally sure?" button before sending email.
 
2012-05-07 03:38:34 PM  
The collective heart attack would have been hilarious to witness.
 
2012-05-07 03:40:58 PM  
Am I the only one who reads "email" as "uhMALE"? There's a little dash there for a reason. E-mail. Ah, much better.
 
2012-05-07 03:42:34 PM  
And then of course there is the one student that the email was meant for. Would hate to be that person.



What? Huh!? Awww, phew. Thank God, that was close.
What? Huh?! Awwwwwwww. shiat.
 
2012-05-07 03:43:13 PM  
I'm more surprised that they went through the trouble of *automating* the dismissal notifications.
How many kids are getting kicked out of EMU every semester?
 
2012-05-07 03:43:23 PM  
I go to EMU and had a wicked panic attack, until they sent the "we dun goofed" e-mails out a few hours later. This after a semester that was less than stellar.

/academic fatigue sucks
 
2012-05-07 03:44:54 PM  

ringersol: I'm more surprised that they went through the trouble of *automating* the dismissal notifications.
How many kids are getting kicked out of EMU every semester?


article mentioned 100

As someone who utilizes mass emails frequently (B2B marketing so nothing to upset any of you) I still about crap my pants every time my team sends out an email because of something like this
 
2012-05-07 03:46:17 PM  
Up Next Week The: "We have video evidence of you sexually molesting your passed out roommate, the next knock at your door will be the police, please come out quietly...." mass email.
 
2012-05-07 03:47:46 PM  
We didn't have e-mails when I got my "ples go elsewhere" talking to.
 
2012-05-07 03:48:00 PM  
I'm astounded they would outsource this sort of thing.
 
2012-05-07 03:49:55 PM  
news.bbc.co.uk

Was that wrong? Should I not have done that?
 
2012-05-07 03:51:13 PM  
www.bitboost.com
 
2012-05-07 03:52:12 PM  
I've seen stuff like this happen before. Really run when some dbag hits 'reply to all' to say "are you sure this was meant for me?" and then you get a server-crushing mass of people saying 'me too', 'no you idiot, it's obviously a mistake' and above all 'everyone quit hitting reply to all!'. I've seen it happen twice because of a guy named Al . Some tries to send a letter to Al Thompson, and the email client autocompletes for them All Thompsons, and BAM, email goes to everyone in the company.
 
2012-05-07 03:52:51 PM  
the funniest part will be when they email the students that really are getting dismissed.

Ok, so you know how we sent the email to everyone by accident? Well, in your case it wasn't an accident. Pack your bags johnny.
 
2012-05-07 03:55:48 PM  

p the boiler: ringersol: I'm more surprised that they went through the trouble of *automating* the dismissal notifications.
How many kids are getting kicked out of EMU every semester?

article mentioned 100

As someone who utilizes mass emails frequently (B2B marketing so nothing to upset any of you) I still about crap my pants every time my team sends out an email because of something like this


So now 100 students are gonna keep going to class after the announcement that the dismissals were bogus, until an awkward moment when they're grading your tests and say "actually, you're not enrolled here at all..."
 
2012-05-07 03:56:30 PM  

Heamer: Am I the only one who reads "email" as "uhMALE"? There's a little dash there for a reason. E-mail. Ah, much better.


Uh yes, yes you are.
 
2012-05-07 03:57:54 PM  
Actually those 100 students that were supposed to get it lucked out. The apology letter ended with "Please disregard the message or any letter you may receive. Again, my heartfelt apology for this error." I'd hold on to the email and use it as evidence against the dismissal.
 
2012-05-07 03:58:46 PM  

Oznog: p the boiler: ringersol: I'm more surprised that they went through the trouble of *automating* the dismissal notifications.
How many kids are getting kicked out of EMU every semester?

article mentioned 100

As someone who utilizes mass emails frequently (B2B marketing so nothing to upset any of you) I still about crap my pants every time my team sends out an email because of something like this

So now 100 students are gonna keep going to class after the announcement that the dismissals were bogus, until an awkward moment when they're grading your tests and say "actually, you're not enrolled here at all..."


We can check our status online. They mentioned this in one of the followup e-mails.
 
2012-05-07 03:59:39 PM  
I'm sure there are much worse emails they could have sent.

Forwards from Jerry Sandusky, for instance...
 
2012-05-07 04:01:53 PM  
Well, at least no student committed suicide over this. (That we know of.)
 
2012-05-07 04:02:35 PM  
I'm getting a kick out of these responses
 
2012-05-07 04:02:36 PM  
What the hell we supposed to do you moron? We all got kicked out.
 
2012-05-07 04:02:58 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Well, at least no student committed suicide over this. (That we know of.)


yet.
 
2012-05-07 04:04:34 PM  

Heamer: Am I the only one who reads "email" as "uhMALE"? There's a little dash there for a reason. E-mail. Ah, much better.


tell those kids to get off your lawn.
 
2012-05-07 04:05:03 PM  

gopher321: I think some of these university's software programs can use a, "Are you reeeeeeeally sure?" button before sending email.


I work with software that is written like that.
I always joke I could use the business logic for putting people together and for breakups, too.
It would be so nice to have that affidavite that "we broke up on this date and that is final and dont' bug me for anythign after that date" deals with all the rules.
 
2012-05-07 04:06:37 PM  

Heamer: Am I the only one who reads "email" as "uhMALE"? There's a little dash there for a reason. E-mail. Ah, much better.


I'd like to extend an invitation to you to enter the 21st century.

/Heck, I'm an old lady and even I know the HYPHEN ("little dash"? really?) got dropped years ago.
 
2012-05-07 04:06:38 PM  
Isn't an email kind of informal for this sort of thing? When I got kicked out of university, at least they had the courtesy to send me a letter. Also gave me something to rip up in anger
 
2012-05-07 04:09:58 PM  
What an unpleasant EMU message may look like.
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TWX
2012-05-07 04:10:31 PM  
Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, eat your heart out!
 
2012-05-07 04:10:49 PM  

p the boiler: ringersol: I'm more surprised that they went through the trouble of *automating* the dismissal notifications.
How many kids are getting kicked out of EMU every semester?

article mentioned 100

As someone who utilizes mass emails frequently (B2B marketing so nothing to upset any of you) I still about crap my pants every time my team sends out an email because of something like this


In March I sent out a March Madness contest email to 30,000 people saying we needed their picks by a date in January, so I'm getting a kick...

/I send out a decent amount of emails to people, and I've messed up a few times
//whoops
 
2012-05-07 04:13:34 PM  

Heamer: Am I the only one who reads "email" as "uhMALE"? There's a little dash there for a reason. E-mail. Ah, much better.


Perhaps you'd prefer to receive le courriel, Frenchy.
 
2012-05-07 04:13:44 PM  

MBooda: What an unpleasant EMU message may look like.
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That's one hairy dinosaur
 
2012-05-07 04:13:48 PM  

MBooda: What an unpleasant EMU message may look like.
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That pic is awesome.
 
2012-05-07 04:14:04 PM  
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2012-05-07 04:19:29 PM  

Kaeishiwaza: [i4.photobucket.com image 588x353]


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2012-05-07 04:19:59 PM  
The opportunity to spend less time in Ypsilanti would offset some of the butthurt of not getting a degree.
 
2012-05-07 04:22:40 PM  

Fizpez: Up Next Week The: "We have video evidence of you sexually molesting your passed out roommate, the next knock at your door will be the police, please come out quietly...." mass email.


Voice of experience we are? So....how did you react when you got the aforementioned e-mail?
 
2012-05-07 04:28:40 PM  
Better than sending out "you're admitted!" emails by mistake...
 
2012-05-07 04:33:29 PM  
Way back when (1989) I stole some college stationary, envelopes and such. I was supposed to room with a high school friend the next year and I sent him a letter that said that he could not be placed in a dorm and, since all freshmen must live in dorms, he would not be able to attend that year. I followed it by saying he was welcome to apply the next year and wished him luck. The date was "April 1st" and I signed it "Thomas Foolery" thinking that the hint would be enough.

It wasn't. His family went into full-on panic mode and he ended up applying at a few colleges (that I had to re-imburse the entrance fees to because of my prank).
 
2012-05-07 04:34:17 PM  
GradesFirst. QualityControlLast.
 
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2012-05-07 04:38:31 PM  
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2012-05-07 04:42:52 PM  
FTFA: "An outside company that we contract with for this notification process, GradesFirst, sent the dismissal message to the entire student body instead of the file of 100 or so students who were supposed to receive it," he said. "GradesFirst has offered an apology for its role in this matter."

I wonder whose brother or uncle runs that "outside company"... Maybe it's a professor's side business... Regardless, their QA process is lacking.
 
2012-05-07 04:50:26 PM  

abfalter: Way back when (1989) I stole some college stationary, envelopes and such. I was supposed to room with a high school friend the next year and I sent him a letter that said that he could not be placed in a dorm and, since all freshmen must live in dorms, he would not be able to attend that year. I followed it by saying he was welcome to apply the next year and wished him luck. The date was "April 1st" and I signed it "Thomas Foolery" thinking that the hint would be enough.

It wasn't. His family went into full-on panic mode and he ended up applying at a few colleges (that I had to re-imburse the entrance fees to because of my prank).


Fark that. How do you know he wasn't pranking YOUR ass for some of your hard-earned scratch?

\Big-Ass Busch beers went for $2.00 back in the late 80s
\\Sure he drank a lot in your honor
\\\Slashety slashety slash
 
2012-05-07 05:06:37 PM  

hillary: And they misspelled 'canceled' in the dismissal letter.


"cancelled" is acceptable too.
 
2012-05-07 05:10:48 PM  


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2012-05-07 05:21:19 PM  

SlothB77: the funniest part will be when they email the students that really are getting dismissed.

Ok, so you know how we sent the email to everyone by accident? Well, in your case it wasn't an accident. Pack your bags johnny.


I'm pretty sure that if you failed or did not complete enough classes that the school kicked you out, you would have figured out that the ax was coming. I doubt anyone thought they were on the path to graduating with honors would receive a follow-up e-mail saying "no really u r fail, plz gtfo thxbai"
 
2012-05-07 05:28:12 PM  

Point02GPA: We didn't have e-mails when I got my "ples go elsewhere" talking to.


Why'd they kick you out? Was it your .02 GPA?
 
2012-05-07 05:35:05 PM  

krafty420: Isn't an email kind of informal for this sort of thing? When I got kicked out of university, at least they had the courtesy to send me a letter. Also gave me something to rip up in anger


Email is free. Spend money for postage on students who actually put effort into their coursework.
 
2012-05-07 05:45:13 PM  
OTOH, the mere fact that such a form letter exists is a bummer, dude! I kinda drifted away from school in my younger, foolish days, and when I eventually came back, they were overjoyed to have me. Well, not me, specifically, but the chairman of the department told me that they were always glad when former students returned.
 
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