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(New Scientist)   Your email style says a tremendous amount about your personality   (newscientist.com) divider line 18
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2013-09-30 12:21:43 AM
10 votes:
men used more anticipatory language when writing to women, such as "prepare" or "hope".

"Prepare your cornhole and hope for the best."
2013-09-29 11:44:28 PM
7 votes:
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
2013-09-30 09:33:30 AM
2 votes:
How about people who "sign" their posts in online discussion threads?

=Smidge=
2013-09-30 08:42:38 AM
2 votes:

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.
2013-09-29 11:54:32 PM
2 votes:
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 12:25:35 PM
1 votes:

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 11:16:19 AM
1 votes:
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 10:56:01 AM
1 votes:

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 10:07:16 AM
1 votes:
I like to think that Dr. Saif Muhammad is the secret archenemy of Carlos Danger.
2013-09-30 09:22:48 AM
1 votes:
Ah scientists.  Repeating research that marketing companies did years ago.
2013-09-30 08:58:53 AM
1 votes:

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 08:43:28 AM
1 votes:
Vanity domain with a spam filter that I wrote myself.  I am just that dorky.
2013-09-30 08:20:51 AM
1 votes:

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 08:04:57 AM
1 votes:
Who knew that the way we interact with people tells us a lot about the way we are??
2013-09-30 08:03:48 AM
1 votes:

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 07:57:19 AM
1 votes:
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2013-09-30 07:43:22 AM
1 votes:
remove
2013-09-30 12:14:39 AM
1 votes:
How insightful!
 
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