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2013-03-13 08:27:03 AM
3 votes:
Talk about First World problems.
2013-03-13 08:12:09 AM
3 votes:
Whiney little shiat.
2013-03-13 09:49:39 AM
2 votes:
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Whatever happened to the good email signoffs?
2013-03-13 10:53:50 AM
1 votes:
Signoffs are good.  Using a script font to "sign" your emails looks dumb. Including anything other than your name, organization, title and contact info in your signature is bad.
2013-03-13 10:43:43 AM
1 votes:

UberDave: delathi:
Whatever happened to the good email signoffs?

I think they died out with BBSs...


I'm bringin 'em back.

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2013-03-13 10:31:36 AM
1 votes:
The internet has officially run out of things to write about.
2013-03-13 09:38:07 AM
1 votes:

amindtat: Related to that, department heads who forward an e-mail they got from corporate to everyone in the department, seeming without knowing that the global address it was sent to originally already included everyone in the department. Thanks Capt. Redundant.


As a manager of an exchange server, this infuriates me to the nth degree.

"Why is my inbox so slow?"
"I don't perhaps its the 30k duplicate emails you have sitting in there?"
2013-03-13 09:36:31 AM
1 votes:
To Whom it May Concern,

  Fark that guy.  E-mail is not a text message.  When I'm functioning as a professional, I expect to be communicated with professionally.  That means writing E-mail as though it were written on paper, stuffed in an envelope and mailed to the recipient.  Stop trying to get all lolidkbtwiircltnskthxbye on a medium meant for real communication.

Fark off and Die,
EViLTeW.
2013-03-13 09:31:35 AM
1 votes:
Most annoying signoff evar:


Internal Revenue Service Circular 230 Disclosure: In compliance with IRS requirements, you are on notice that any U.S. tax advice contained in this communication (including any attachments) is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction or matter addressed herein.

This information contained in this electronic message and any attachments to this message are intended only for the exclusive use of the designated recipient(s). It may contain confidential or proprietary information and may be subject to the attorney-client privilege or other confidentiality protections. If you are not the intended recipient, or the person responsible for delivering the e-mail to the intended recipient, be advised you have received this message in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying is strictly prohibited. Thank you.
2013-03-13 09:27:22 AM
1 votes:

MyKingdomForYourHorse: If you want something to biatch about with regards to email, I think sign offs are at the lowest of the low for this ranty totem pole. No you want to rail on something how about idiots who use the reply all without actually looking to see who it might actually reply all to. Those people should have their thumbs crushed.

With warm regards


Related to that, department heads who forward an e-mail they got from corporate to everyone in the department, seeming without knowing that the global address it was sent to originally already included everyone in the department. Thanks Capt. Redundant.
2013-03-13 09:26:37 AM
1 votes:

Unoriginal_Username: I rarely use a sign off. Hell, I don't often bother to even put my name at the end of an email. The people getting them know who it's from, my name's in the address.

Don't use signatures either, more of a hastle.

/don't get me started on folks that keep the 'Sent from my iphone/droid/crackberry' option checked. Who cares how you're sending the message, as long as you proof read before hitting send it's all good.


The point of that is often they don't check to see if a word was changed on their smartphone. As an example, I'll often try to say "ill" and my phone will change it to "I'll." It's why my phone signature is always "Sent from my mobile device. Please excuse any spelling or grammatical errors."
2013-03-13 09:19:12 AM
1 votes:

MyKingdomForYourHorse: If you want something to biatch about with regards to email, I think sign offs are at the lowest of the low for this ranty totem pole. No you want to rail on something how about idiots who use the reply all without actually looking to see who it might actually reply all to. Those people should have their thumbs crushed.

With warm regards


Hear Hear
2013-03-13 09:16:17 AM
1 votes:
If you want something to biatch about with regards to email, I think sign offs are at the lowest of the low for this ranty totem pole. No you want to rail on something how about idiots who use the reply all without actually looking to see who it might actually reply all to. Those people should have their thumbs crushed.

With warm regards
2013-03-13 09:15:13 AM
1 votes:
Signoff should include your name your department and your phone and fax #s. Infa 100%.
2013-03-13 09:04:14 AM
1 votes:
That man needs a hobby. Or a maid.
2013-03-13 08:52:23 AM
1 votes:
I'm almost ashamed to admit this, but my go-to email signoff has always been: "My very best." There's no beating around the bush here: That's awful. I intended it as shorthand for something like, "Until next time, I wish you my very best." But by beginning the signoff with a word that references me, it comes off as rather self-centered-the exact opposite of what I intended.

Dude's got issues....

Regards
Slaxl
2013-03-13 08:51:31 AM
1 votes:
If I use any word other than "thanks" as an email signoff, it's intended either as a sarcastic jab or an outright insult.
2013-03-13 08:45:48 AM
1 votes:
No.

Thanks,
ThatGuyGreg
 
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