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2013-09-29 11:44:28 PM  
I think my readers gather a sense of profound wisdom and and intuition when they are graced with my important daily messages. It should also lend to my credibility that I've kept the same email account from aol.com since the very first day I stepped into cyber space.

www.rahul.netBumpInTheNightwww.rahul.net
 
2013-09-29 11:45:56 PM  
It's hotmail

because I'm so hot
 
2013-09-29 11:54:32 PM  
You mean that words you share with others might actually tell them a bit about yourself?

You don't say?

Next thing you know, people will tell you that how you speak and act in public says a lot about your personality...
 
2013-09-30 12:14:39 AM  
How insightful!
 
2013-09-30 12:21:43 AM  
men used more anticipatory language when writing to women, such as "prepare" or "hope".

"Prepare your cornhole and hope for the best."
 
2013-09-30 12:36:21 AM  
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2013-09-30 01:38:39 AM  
But if you're angry all the time, it's part of your personality
 
2013-09-30 02:31:15 AM  
mailinator because go the fark away.
 
2013-09-30 04:12:46 AM  
But he cautions that because the email data belonged to a very specific group of people, the results may not apply more widely.

...
 
2013-09-30 07:43:22 AM  
remove
 
2013-09-30 07:46:03 AM  
omg lol teh emale
 
2013-09-30 07:48:21 AM  
ive recently been dealing with someone at work who required a read receipt for every single email.

it made me quite irrationally annoyed
 
2013-09-30 07:48:31 AM  
People still use email outside of work? Who knew?

/can't be bothered
//put it in a Txt or stfu
 
2013-09-30 07:57:19 AM  
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
 
2013-09-30 07:59:05 AM  
Male like typing detected
 
2013-09-30 08:01:40 AM  
So scrolling the ipad text field is okay, but still can't start a post without clicking bold a couple times. But at least the post isn't actually bold, so there's an improvement.

Anywho: anytime I plug--a very masculine word if there ever was one--my writing into a gender analyzer, I always pop up a male, and I'm always being called "he" on Fark, even when my posts expressly state that I'm female. Between the degree in English combined with a tech and journalism background, I write in active voice almost automatically, though I have enough of a poet to mess with the rules sometimes. I tend to be a grammar nazi, but that's faded along with my skills; I need to go back to school so I can regain some of my leetnesss.

I also tend to be extremely formal in emails. At my last job I got teased for it, but omg I could not work for a bank and in all seriousness start an e-mail with "Hi!" No no no just no. The compromise was "Good morning/afternoon/evening."
 
2013-09-30 08:03:48 AM  

fusillade762: men used more anticipatory language when writing to women, such as "prepare" or "hope".

"Prepare your cornhole and hope for the best."


Is that really funny or am I tired and drunk?
 
2013-09-30 08:04:57 AM  
Who knew that the way we interact with people tells us a lot about the way we are??
 
2013-09-30 08:09:21 AM  
That's nice, but until I can actually copy and paste some text into something and it pops out statistics based on what I put in it, I'm not that interested.
 
2013-09-30 08:19:42 AM  
I don't email people.

Why yes, I would like you to get off my lawn.
 
2013-09-30 08:20:51 AM  

JerkyMeat: But if you're angry all the time, it's part of your personality


I take offense to that. I find my angry outbursts folksy and amusing. So do the people who work for me.
Isn't that right? I SAID "ISN'T THAT RIGHT?!?"
 
2013-09-30 08:38:39 AM  
My email has the extra-special GFYS response.
 
2013-09-30 08:42:38 AM  

Lady J: ive recently been dealing with someone at work who required a read receipt for every single email.

it made me quite irrationally annoyed


Talk about annoying, I was working for a large government agency when they rolled out a new, "enterprise-wide" email system.  Some official at the central hub would send out an agency-wide announcement, and the way it functioned at first, any yahoo in the field could send a pointless "reply all" response.  Which would set off a flurry...

"Due to the Federal holiday, payday will be on Thursday."

"That reminds me, I need to get some decorations for Timmy's birthday party"

"Hey, you hit reply all"

"Yeah, stop that"

"Everybody STFU!" etc.
 
2013-09-30 08:43:28 AM  
Vanity domain with a spam filter that I wrote myself.  I am just that dorky.
 
2013-09-30 08:53:51 AM  
I can tell alot about people by their e-mail as well. But I use bigger signs like idiots that use backgrounds, weird fonts, bad signatures, stupid PS signatures like the don't print guy and the unintended recipient guy. Salutations and whatnot I notice as all, as in the work place it's unprofessional. I also hate text some e-mailers. Please use full sentences, punctuation, and grammar.
 
2013-09-30 08:58:53 AM  

SoupJohnB: Lady J: ive recently been dealing with someone at work who required a read receipt for every single email.

it made me quite irrationally annoyed

Talk about annoying, I was working for a large government agency when they rolled out a new, "enterprise-wide" email system.  Some official at the central hub would send out an agency-wide announcement, and the way it functioned at first, any yahoo in the field could send a pointless "reply all" response.  Which would set off a flurry...

"Due to the Federal holiday, payday will be on Thursday."

"That reminds me, I need to get some decorations for Timmy's birthday party"

"Hey, you hit reply all"

"Yeah, stop that"

"Everybody STFU!" etc.


That's why you put agency wide email addresses in BLIND copy (BCC).  That way no one can hit that button.

/Tricks, I has them.
 
2013-09-30 09:10:14 AM  
smilies in work emails =^_^=

<it's sher@mie:)>
 
2013-09-30 09:14:49 AM  
Coming to a world near you,
   scanning your social media for personality flaws to be used against you in the hiring process. Move along citizen, nothing to see here.. you wacko...
 
2013-09-30 09:16:59 AM  

farkinoffdsm: People still use email outside of work? Who knew?

/can't be bothered
//put it in a Txt or stfu


So you don't deal with anyone over 30 on the internet?
 
2013-09-30 09:22:33 AM  

Peki: So scrolling the ipad text field is okay, but still can't start a post without clicking bold a couple times. But at least the post isn't actually bold, so there's an improvement.

Anywho: anytime I plug--a very masculine word if there ever was one--my writing into a gender analyzer, I always pop up a male, and I'm always being called "he" on Fark, even when my posts expressly state that I'm female. Between the degree in English combined with a tech and journalism background, I write in active voice almost automatically, though I have enough of a poet to mess with the rules sometimes. I tend to be a grammar nazi, but that's faded along with my skills; I need to go back to school so I can regain some of my leetnesss.

I also tend to be extremely formal in emails. At my last job I got teased for it, but omg I could not work for a bank and in all seriousness start an e-mail with "Hi!" No no no just no. The compromise was "Good morning/afternoon/evening."


Try clicking the "use HTML buttons" link when starting a post.  This solved all the issues I had on my iPad when positng on fark.
 
2013-09-30 09:22:48 AM  
Ah scientists.  Repeating research that marketing companies did years ago.
 
2013-09-30 09:26:21 AM  

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2013-09-30 09:30:39 AM  

Peki


I also tend to be extremely formal in emails. At my last job I got teased for it, but omg I could not work for a bank and in all seriousness start an e-mail with "Hi!" No no no just no. The compromise was "Good morning/afternoon/evening."


I generally just use "Hello $NAME". It's better than "Hi!" and works irrespective of time zones.

Do you use the whole "morning/afternoon/evening" every time or do you choose the appropriate time descriptor on each message?
 
2013-09-30 09:33:30 AM  
How about people who "sign" their posts in online discussion threads?

=Smidge=
 
2013-09-30 09:35:37 AM  
I draw a line between personal and professional email styles. If you get something from me that's work-related, it's almost certain to come across as polished and a bit formal, while including all the details I think you need to have.*

My boss biatches that I"m overloading people with detail, but I'd rather be able to say "I brought that up in my emails of May 20, June 14 and September 24. I'm unclear why you're asking about this today." (That last bit's a lie: I'm actually wondering how the hell you got to a position of responsibility with the reading skills of a four-year-old, and the attention to detail of a teenager whose breakfast consisted of pot, Mountain Dew and Skittles.)

Meanwhile, my boss sends emails that read like my niece's texts, often contradict herself (sometimes in the same email) and sometimes make no damn sense at all until you realize that she's talking about another project for a completely different client. She has no idea that people often treat messages differently based on whether they (as the recipient) are listed as "To:" or "cc:"; she also has no idea how to use email folders, which is a real pain since she's overseeing a couple dozen projects at any moment. Then she wonders why her project managers keep quitting.

* But if we're just chitchatting, yeah, some of the rules slip; it's the equivalent of watercooler conversation, after all.
 
2013-09-30 09:35:44 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Peki

I also tend to be extremely formal in emails. At my last job I got teased for it, but omg I could not work for a bank and in all seriousness start an e-mail with "Hi!" No no no just no. The compromise was "Good morning/afternoon/evening."


I generally just use "Hello $NAME". It's better than "Hi!" and works irrespective of time zones.

Do you use the whole "morning/afternoon/evening" every time or do you choose the appropriate time descriptor on each message?


Choose appropriately, so now would be good morning, though if I were working in aerospace like I used to I may have tried to alter it according to local time of the receiver (Good afternoon for someone in France, where our parent company was located, for example. My memory is vague on what I actually did, but it wasn't an issue like it was at the bank).

I type 98+wpm, so I never learned macros like $NAME. I just type it out each time.
 
2013-09-30 09:36:42 AM  

hodet: farkinoffdsm: People still use email outside of work? Who knew?

/can't be bothered
//put it in a Txt or stfu

So you don't deal with anyone over 30 on the internet?


Nope.
 
2013-09-30 10:05:44 AM  

Peki: So scrolling the ipad text field is okay, but still can't start a post without clicking bold a couple times. But at least the post isn't actually bold, so there's an improvement.

Anywho: anytime I plug--a very masculine word if there ever was one--my writing into a gender analyzer, I always pop up a male, and I'm always being called "he" on Fark, even when my posts expressly state that I'm female. Between the degree in English combined with a tech and journalism background, I write in active voice almost automatically, though I have enough of a poet to mess with the rules sometimes. I tend to be a grammar nazi, but that's faded along with my skills; I need to go back to school so I can regain some of my leetnesss.

I also tend to be extremely formal in emails. At my last job I got teased for it, but omg I could not work for a bank and in all seriousness start an e-mail with "Hi!" No no no just no. The compromise was "Good morning/afternoon/evening."


You use the pronoun "I" a lot. Maybe you should think of others a bit more, and yourself a bit less...

/kidding
 
2013-09-30 10:07:16 AM  
I like to think that Dr. Saif Muhammad is the secret archenemy of Carlos Danger.
 
2013-09-30 10:11:26 AM  

farkinoffdsm: People still use email outside of work? Who knew?

/can't be bothered
//put it in a Txt or stfu


As a general rule, anyone who sarcastically ask "People still do X?" are asshats.  You might be an exception, but I'm not betting on it.
 
2013-09-30 10:13:19 AM  

Son of Thunder: How about people who "sign" their posts in online discussion threads?

=Smidge=


*snert*
 
2013-09-30 10:18:54 AM  

Head_Shot: Peki: So scrolling the ipad text field is okay, but still can't start a post without clicking bold a couple times. But at least the post isn't actually bold, so there's an improvement.

Anywho: anytime I plug--a very masculine word if there ever was one--my writing into a gender analyzer, I always pop up a male, and I'm always being called "he" on Fark, even when my posts expressly state that I'm female. Between the degree in English combined with a tech and journalism background, I write in active voice almost automatically, though I have enough of a poet to mess with the rules sometimes. I tend to be a grammar nazi, but that's faded along with my skills; I need to go back to school so I can regain some of my leetnesss.

I also tend to be extremely formal in emails. At my last job I got teased for it, but omg I could not work for a bank and in all seriousness start an e-mail with "Hi!" No no no just no. The compromise was "Good morning/afternoon/evening."

You use the pronoun "I" a lot. Maybe you should think of others a bit more, and yourself a bit less...

/kidding


Yeah, that's exactly what the analyzer said.

/but it's the internet. So you all exist to entertain me. :)
 
2013-09-30 10:25:27 AM  

SoupJohnB: Lady J: ive recently been dealing with someone at work who required a read receipt for every single email.

it made me quite irrationally annoyed

Talk about annoying, I was working for a large government agency when they rolled out a new, "enterprise-wide" email system.  Some official at the central hub would send out an agency-wide announcement, and the way it functioned at first, any yahoo in the field could send a pointless "reply all" response.  Which would set off a flurry...

"Due to the Federal holiday, payday will be on Thursday."

"That reminds me, I need to get some decorations for Timmy's birthday party"

"Hey, you hit reply all"

"Yeah, stop that"

"Everybody STFU!" etc.


I worked for a company that used these events to figure out who to lay off. -it's quite effective at giving you a list of idiots actually.
 
2013-09-30 10:37:14 AM  

Lady J: ive recently been dealing with someone at work who required a read receipt for every single email.

it made me quite irrationally annoyed


If someone at work gets annoying with that sort of thing, it's time for Gonz' Fun With Outlook.

I reply, I request a read receipt myself, throw up voting buttons just because, encrypt the email so it won't show up in the Preview Pane, flag the message for the recipient so it populates their Outlook calendar and pops up a reminder, and direct replies to the guy in the office who gets vocal when someone emails him by mistake.

They normally get the hint pretty quick.
 
2013-09-30 10:49:06 AM  

MassAsster: Coming to a world near you,
   scanning your social media for personality flaws to be used against you in the hiring process. Move along citizen, nothing to see here.. you wacko...


It's going to be weird when I say I don't have a facebook page isn't it?

/I miss parties
 
2013-09-30 10:56:01 AM  

Peki


I type 98+wpm, so I never learned macros like $NAME. I just type it out each time.


*boggle*

It's not a macro; it's a way of expressing a variable and it's shorter than something like "Hello [recipient's name goes here]" in an example.

But congratulations on being a fast typist, I guess.
 
2013-09-30 11:03:04 AM  
Did you know the way you do other things also says something about you? It's true!
 
2013-09-30 11:07:26 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Peki

I type 98+wpm, so I never learned macros like $NAME. I just type it out each time.


*boggle*

It's not a macro; it's a way of expressing a variable and it's shorter than something like "Hello [recipient's name goes here]" in an example.

But congratulations on being a fast typist, I guess.


Ah, like the fill-in for an Excel formula link. I need to take a few office application classes.

The typing helps, though not on the ipad. I need to be able to feel where the keys are. I may not know some shortcuts, but I can fly around a keyboard. At a call-center I worked for at any given time you had 19 windows open. Alt-tab was a lifesaver.
 
2013-09-30 11:16:19 AM  
What does it say about the person who uses this as their Outlook stationery?

i.imgur.com

Yes, every email. Yes, the font is Comic Sans as well.
 
2013-09-30 11:36:18 AM  

jayhawk88: What does it say about the person who uses this as their Outlook stationery?

[i.imgur.com image 850x464]

Yes, every email. Yes, the font is Comic Sans as well.


it depends on if she is hot, that screams daddy issues and it is a clue to act now. if she is a frumpy middle-aged office hag, just feel sorry for them. if it is a guy, well, good for them i guess.
 
mhd
2013-09-30 11:50:27 AM  
If you just quote what you're replying to without including the entirety of the conversation in reverse order below your email, you're a grumpy old nerd who probably used Usenet before it became a file-sharing service.

/Stage 2: Complaining that someone's virtual business card isn't "McQ"
//Gawd, email sometimes makes me feel old.
 
2013-09-30 12:06:34 PM  

Lady J: ive recently been dealing with someone at work who required a read receipt for every single email.

it made me quite irrationally annoyed


Why should it?
 
2013-09-30 12:11:31 PM  

ciberido: farkinoffdsm: People still use email outside of work? Who knew?

/can't be bothered
//put it in a Txt or stfu

As a general rule, anyone who sarcastically ask "People still do X?" are asshats.  You might be an exception, but I'm not betting on it.


I tend to think of them more as people who delude themselves into thinking they are making funny comments, when actually they are being lame.
 
2013-09-30 12:25:35 PM  

Peki: I type 98+wpm, so I never learned macros like $NAME. I just type it out each time.


This should become the new "I have to be at the gym in 26 minutes".

In case you are serious: it's 2013. Nearly everyone is an excellent typist these days, because computers.
 
2013-09-30 12:30:48 PM  
Quantumbunny: I can tell alot about people by their e-mail as well. But I use bigger signs like idiots that use backgrounds, weird fonts, bad signatures, stupid PS signatures like the don't print guy and the unintended recipient guy. Salutations and whatnot I notice as all, as in the work place it's unprofessional.

My favorite is people with 10+ lines in their ending block, full of contact info, a legal disclaimer and some funny quote.

People who I know RARELY deal with people outside the company.

Their signatures are forever immortalized in our ticket tracking system (which allows you to add a comment to a case via e-mail).
 
2013-09-30 12:32:49 PM  

Jument: Peki: I type 98+wpm, so I never learned macros like $NAME. I just type it out each time.

This should become the new "I have to be at the gym in 26 minutes".

In case you are serious: it's 2013. Nearly everyone is an excellent typist these days, because computers.


Okay. When I worked in 2012, everyone was still about half that. Didn't realize speed had doubled in a year. Good to know! :)
 
2013-09-30 12:32:54 PM  
Jument : In case you are serious: it's 2013. Nearly everyone is an excellent typist these days, because computers.

My typing speed actually went down due to computers (from a peak of about 110 wpm).

// I no longer type properly with my right hand, because I'm always anticipating moving over to the mouse for something. So I only use two fingers and the thumb on the right hand to hit all of the keys (vs locking in place on the home row and going to town with all ten fingers).

// down to about 90-100 wpm
 
2013-09-30 12:34:48 PM  

Latinwolf: ciberido: farkinoffdsm: People still use email outside of work? Who knew?

/can't be bothered
//put it in a Txt or stfu

As a general rule, anyone who sarcastically ask "People still do X?" are asshats.  You might be an exception, but I'm not betting on it.

I tend to think of them more as people who delude themselves into thinking they are making funny comments, when actually they are being lame.


And yet, here you are...on Fark.
 
2013-09-30 12:38:01 PM  

lordargent: Jument : In case you are serious: it's 2013. Nearly everyone is an excellent typist these days, because computers.

My typing speed actually went down due to computers (from a peak of about 110 wpm).

// I no longer type properly with my right hand, because I'm always anticipating moving over to the mouse for something. So I only use two fingers and the thumb on the right hand to hit all of the keys (vs locking in place on the home row and going to town with all ten fingers).

// down to about 90-100 wpm


Yeah, I'm a lot slower on an ipad because of constant errors since I can't feel the keys.

/130 was my max
 
2013-09-30 12:42:32 PM  

JerkyMeat: But if you're angry all the time, it's part of your personality


If you're sad all the time, you might suffer from depression.

If you are wet all the time, you might be a fish.
 
2013-09-30 12:51:32 PM  
No it doesn't.  Now quit that.  Stop this immediately.  Stop making up silly horsh*t about every day crap like it's some sort of oracle, and go home.
 
2013-09-30 01:03:56 PM  

Peki: So scrolling the ipad text field is okay, but still can't start a post without clicking bold a couple times. But at least the post isn't actually bold, so there's an improvement.

Anywho: anytime I plug--a very masculine word if there ever was one--my writing into a gender analyzer, I always pop up a male, and I'm always being called "he" on Fark, even when my posts expressly state that I'm female. Between the degree in English combined with a tech and journalism background, I write in active voice almost automatically, though I have enough of a poet to mess with the rules sometimes. I tend to be a grammar nazi, but that's faded along with my skills; I need to go back to school so I can regain some of my leetnesss.

I also tend to be extremely formal in emails. At my last job I got teased for it, but omg I could not work for a bank and in all seriousness start an e-mail with "Hi!" No no no just no. The compromise was "Good morning/afternoon/evening."


This intrigued me, so I tried it myself with some of the things I've written and have saved. Yes the machine thinks I'm male. I tried a few different pieces.

I do come across as male on blogs, etc. when my username is non-gender.
 
2013-09-30 01:04:01 PM  
No Signature

..'cause no one cares
 
2013-09-30 01:45:09 PM  
If I've learned anything about Farkers from their email styles and habits, it's that they love Boobies.
 
2013-09-30 01:53:23 PM  

Agent Smiths Laugh: Latinwolf: ciberido: farkinoffdsm: People still use email outside of work? Who knew?

/can't be bothered
//put it in a Txt or stfu

As a general rule, anyone who sarcastically ask "People still do X?" are asshats.  You might be an exception, but I'm not betting on it.

I tend to think of them more as people who delude themselves into thinking they are making funny comments, when actually they are being lame.

And yet, here you are...on Fark.


Why yes, looking at your laugh.
 
2013-09-30 01:56:07 PM  
My email style is that I have no name attached to my email. After all, I communicate with Farkers sometimes, and who the hell knows what might be lurking around here?

My friends already know my name.
 
2013-09-30 02:07:29 PM  

Lady J: ive recently been dealing with someone at work who required a read receipt for every single email.

it made me quite irrationally annoyed


This and the people who add "high importance" to EVERY single e-mail they send...
 
2013-09-30 02:10:38 PM  

Quantumbunny: I can tell alot about people by their e-mail as well. But I use bigger signs like idiots that use backgrounds, weird fonts, bad signatures, stupid PS signatures like the don't print guy and the unintended recipient guy. Salutations and whatnot I notice as all, as in the work place it's unprofessional. I also hate text some e-mailers. Please use full sentences, punctuation, and grammar.


Our email sig at work is dictated from above, non-negotiable.
 
2013-09-30 02:11:05 PM  

Truther: Lady J: ive recently been dealing with someone at work who required a read receipt for every single email.

it made me quite irrationally annoyed

This and the people who add "high importance" to EVERY single e-mail they send...


That's was required where I worked.

/had to write URGENT in subject line if it actually was
 
2013-09-30 02:34:56 PM  

Peki: Truther: Lady J: ive recently been dealing with someone at work who required a read receipt for every single email.

it made me quite irrationally annoyed

This and the people who add "high importance" to EVERY single e-mail they send...

That's was required where I worked.

/had to write URGENT in subject line if it actually was


Where I work, the default settings for e-mail used to be to send a read receipt.  Since Outlook 2003, the first time you get an e-mail from someone in the network and open it, you get the message, you get the message that they requested a return receipt (still the default) and and would you like to send the read receipt and not see that message any more (aka always send a read receipt).  There are actually people in this thread getting upset at the idea that someone who sent them an e-mail also wants to know whether or not they actually read it.
 
2013-09-30 04:41:25 PM  

Pichu0102: That's nice, but until I can actually copy and paste some text into something and it pops out statistics based on what I put in it, I'm not that interested.


http://www.hackerfactor.com/GenderGuesser.php
http://www.genderanalyzer.com

GenderAnalyzer says it's 95% probably that the Fark homepage is written by a man, for what it's worth.

http://www.uclassify.com/browse/prfekt/Myers-Briggs-Attitude

There are more out there.
 
2013-09-30 04:45:59 PM  

mike_d85: MassAsster: Coming to a world near you,
   scanning your social media for personality flaws to be used against you in the hiring process. Move along citizen, nothing to see here.. you wacko...

It's going to be weird when I say I don't have a facebook page isn't it?



Nowadays employers expect you to have a Facebook page and assume you're hiding something if you tell them you don't have one.  So apparently the best strategy now is to put together a Facebook page under your name, with a recent picture of you, and occasionally update it with stuff that wouldn't make an employer want to fire you.

It's ridiculous that we live in a society where this is necessary, but then it's also ridiculous that most high-paying jobs require you to wear a tie or pantyhose to work every day, and people seem to accept that.

/I beat the system
//I wear a tie AND pantyhose.
 
2013-09-30 06:43:14 PM  

ciberido: mike_d85: MassAsster: Coming to a world near you,
   scanning your social media for personality flaws to be used against you in the hiring process. Move along citizen, nothing to see here.. you wacko...

It's going to be weird when I say I don't have a facebook page isn't it?


Nowadays employers expect you to have a Facebook page and assume you're hiding something if you tell them you don't have one.  So apparently the best strategy now is to put together a Facebook page under your name, with a recent picture of you, and occasionally update it with stuff that wouldn't make an employer want to fire you.

It's ridiculous that we live in a society where this is necessary, but then it's also ridiculous that most high-paying jobs require you to wear a tie or pantyhose to work every day, and people seem to accept that.

/I beat the system
//I wear a tie AND pantyhose.


"Yes I have one, no you probably can't see it because of the privacy settings its configured with.  Next question."


/if that in any way influences their decision to hire you in a negative way you are better off without that particular job or employer.

//Be sure to mention it to facebook too, because they like to sue companies that try to do that.

 
2013-09-30 06:44:49 PM  

BumpInTheNight: "Yes I have one, no you probably can't see it because of the privacy settings its configured with. Next question."

/if that in any way influences their decision to hire you in a negative way you are better off without that particular job or employer.

//Be sure to mention it to facebook too, because they like to sue companies that try to do that.


Er, they like to sue companies that think asking for login creds for your social accounts is even remotely acceptable.
 
2013-09-30 07:15:06 PM  

ciberido: farkinoffdsm: People still use email outside of work? Who knew?

/can't be bothered
//put it in a Txt or stfu

As a general rule, anyone who sarcastically ask "People still do X?" are asshats.  You might be an exception, but I'm not betting on it.


Actually, I'm not an asshat as a rule. I just don't use email much and neither does anyone else I know. Even my parents who are in their mid 60s don't use it.

Perhaps my comment was a little snarky. I blame menopause.
 
2013-09-30 09:56:51 PM  

BumpInTheNight: BumpInTheNight: "Yes I have one, no you probably can't see it because of the privacy settings its configured with. Next question."

/if that in any way influences their decision to hire you in a negative way you are better off without that particular job or employer.

//Be sure to mention it to facebook too, because they like to sue companies that try to do that.

Er, they like to sue companies that think asking for login creds for your social accounts is even remotely acceptable.


I don't have facebook, and am reluctant to even give out cell number to potential employers.  When you say "login creds", do you mean username(for instance, BumpInTheNight ) or username and password?  Can they ask you for any social media or message board information?  Or is that in the next wave of privacy invasion?  "Why, you have a login at Fark, Reddit, 4chan - you're a degenerate aren't you?"
 
2013-09-30 10:58:58 PM  

Duck_of_Doom: BumpInTheNight: BumpInTheNight: "Yes I have one, no you probably can't see it because of the privacy settings its configured with. Next question."

/if that in any way influences their decision to hire you in a negative way you are better off without that particular job or employer.

//Be sure to mention it to facebook too, because they like to sue companies that try to do that.

Er, they like to sue companies that think asking for login creds for your social accounts is even remotely acceptable.

I don't have facebook, and am reluctant to even give out cell number to potential employers.  When you say "login creds", do you mean username(for instance, BumpInTheNight ) or username and password?  Can they ask you for any social media or message board information?  Or is that in the next wave of privacy invasion?  "Why, you have a login at Fark, Reddit, 4chan - you're a degenerate aren't you?"


Yah fark giving any social media site your cell phone number but in terms of login creds there was a trend a while back where employers actually thought they could ask for you to provide the email address and password used to login to facebook, facebook made a big scary face and we haven't heard about that since along with various gov officials saying they'd lobby to make that sort of question as illegal as asking one's sexual orientation.  Hasn't happened but glad it wasn't a complete bend-over moment for the worker.
 
2013-09-30 11:04:07 PM  
Why do people even waste time on the silly formalities?  A general email from me looks like:

Your Name,

*Bulleted list of things I want to tell you
<break>
*Bulleted list of questions I want you to answer

-My name

/I've been told that I don't waste words
 
2013-10-01 01:04:08 AM  

Duck_of_Doom: "Why, you have a login at Fark, Reddit, 4chan - you're a degenerate aren't you?"


'Am I being evaluated on my honesty?'
 
2013-10-01 01:20:44 PM  

Peki: So scrolling the ipad text field is okay, but still can't start a post without clicking bold a couple times. But at least the post isn't actually bold, so there's an improvement.

Anywho: anytime I plug--a very masculine word if there ever was one--my writing into a gender analyzer, I always pop up a male, and I'm always being called "he" on Fark, even when my posts expressly state that I'm female. Between the degree in English combined with a tech and journalism background, I write in active voice almost automatically, though I have enough of a poet to mess with the rules sometimes. I tend to be a grammar nazi, but that's faded along with my skills; I need to go back to school so I can regain some of my leetnesss.

I also tend to be extremely formal in emails. At my last job I got teased for it, but omg I could not work for a bank and in all seriousness start an e-mail with "Hi!" No no no just no. The compromise was "Good morning/afternoon/evening."


Welcome to the world of androcentrism.
 
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