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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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