Monday, September 1, 2008

Not A Happy Camper, October 16, 2006

WELL, I CAME ON THIS AFTERNOON AFTER enjoying a rare day off from work. After the optometrist visit early this morning, I spent the rest of the day with my wife gathering materials for her halloween costume that she'll be wearing at work this year.

Then I made the mistake of coming on 360 and checking my messages. Imagine my suprise when I discovered almost 100 new messages. Now don't get me wrong, I love hearing from my 360 pals and look forward to doing so each day. The problem today was that all of them except for three of four were from total strangers using that worthless "reply all" button.

One in particular that raised my ire came from a man named Tim. It seems that Tim isn't bright enough to know the difference between reply and reply all when responding to his messages. I have brought this up before and I'm doing so again today because quite frankly, it irritates me to no end. And in Tim's case, not only was he stupid about how he sent his reply, but his one line message was a peach too! I wonder if he kisses his wife or girfriend with that mouth?

I reported him to Yahoo via the abuse report and sent him a message to let him know that I had. Here's a copy of the message I sent to Yahoo (if you're interested).

In addition to the obscenity at the beginning of the attached email, I would also like to complain about the stupidity of some 360 users and their inability to tell the difference between reply(to sender) and reply all. Is it possible to remove the reply all button from the 360 email message service? Or maybe place the block button on the email beside the reply all button? It's sad that not everyone on 360 is intellegent enough to know the difference between reply and reply all. Bottom line, people like Tim who aren't smart enough to know how to use email are becoming rather tiresome and my block list isn't long enough to hold them all.

Bottom line: From here on strangers using the reply all button to send messages to me will be reported for abuse and then blocked. If that doesn't work, I'll have to think about blocking sources of the original messages. I hate doing that to friends and potential new friends, but I'm tired of dealing with stupid people like Tim and I'm tired missing legit email because stupid people who don't know how to use email are clogging up my inbox.

Now that I have gotten that off my chest, I should probably stop before I begin hyperventilating LOL........I hope the rest of you have had a great start to the week. We'll talk again soon!

Til Next Time...................

Originally posted 10-16-06 on Yahoo360

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