I dislike when people misuse “Reply All” when sending e-mails. It is a useful tool when you are distributing information to a select group of people with whom you have already interacted. Unfortunately, many people just use it in the stead of “Reply.” The most grievous of all e-mail sins is not looking at the recipients before you hit send.
Nothing is worse than when somebody sends a congratulatory e-mail to the entire company about a personnel announcement. I don’t need to know that you are happy they are “on the team.”
I am proposing a solution through a three strike “reply all” rule (I think it should only be 2 steps, but I will be more forgiving):
- Polite reminder that this should only be done when copied people need to know the information
- Written reprimand and 6 months e-mail probation
- Termination if committed again during the 6 month probationary period
The option to “Reply All” for business e-mails should require a checked confirmation (e.g. “Are you sure you want to send it to all these people?”). This could be added to Microsoft Office, and it would justify a new version # from that individual feature.
I am becoming far more humble as of late. I realize, although I may be awesome, I am just another person who might be intelligent and does nothing with said intelligence.
Oh! how I wish I were motivated instead of sad.
I can tell there is some subconscious evaluation of my life going on, but I have not become privy to the details or planning yet. Keeping my fingers crossed.
In other news, Mojo sounds like something you would use to lubricate another item. I know that Gojo is a cleaner, and lubrication is not too far removed, but it is an inadvertent connection. Mojo sounds like it would lube something well by itself.
When I am infirm, I would choose Mojo to facilitate motion of the components in my rocket wheelchair.
Although I rarely blog, I love seeing what search terms point in the direction of my site.
With the recent release of Sarah Palin’s autobiography, Going Rogue, I have noticed a spike in Sarah Palin search terms:
My favorite term searched for is “sarah palin is repulsive.” This query, by some like-minded individual, made me smile. In the spirit of revealing her true “inner beauty,” I have made an approximation of the appearance of her spirit…
As an aside, when searching for Sarah’s new book, a parody entitled Going Rouge (a coloring and activity book) has a higher ranking Amazon link than the actual book by Palin.
I used to have a friend who created a version of the NOFX song A Perfect Government that replaced the lyric “cat” in the refrain “how did the cat get so fat” with her older sister’s name. I now think of this often as I have gone from:
In eight short years.
I should really exercise more and drink less good beer, but that is difficult to do. Poverty is good for your waistline; a life of leisure, affluence and frivolity is not.
I am just bitching in order to write something.
I am a reluctant blogger at best. A better way to frame my engagement with blogging is to say that I love the idea and hate the practice. As I write nothing of any consequence and, more frequently, nothing at all, the only comments I receive are from spambots.
Hotlinked Robot (sorry owner)
Some people may dislike spambots and delete their messages. I, on the other hand, immediately approve of spam messages for several reasons:
- It looks as if someone is reading and responding to my blog
- They are often complimentary, feeding into my ego for two seconds or so
- They remind me I have a blog when I get an e-mail that “someone has responded to my blog”
- They are generated to be somewhat related to the posting, unlike most blog comments that are comprised of thinly veiled self-references.
I should probably delete them as they are only creating a distinctive link for Google or any search provider to rank them more highly when someone searches for a lucrative word such as “mesothelioma” that just happened to show up in a posting to which they are now linked. That being said, if spambots didn’t post, who would?