Sorry about the horrible UI on Slashdot. My fault.



  • Got this in my Spam box. I know, laughing at spam is like laughing at a retarded kitten eating an airline meal, but still:

    Hello my name is Ophelia Renee and I am an Internet and Website Specialist.
    I was looking up websites in Google under the keyword search keyboard usb
    adapter and came upon [b]your website slashdot.org[/b]. I see that you are not
    ranked on the first page for your primary keyword searches.
    ... snip long offer for SEO shit ... 

    So either this is a screen-scraping bot that got my email off Slashdot, or I truly am the owner. In which case I better hire these guys, because sure enough, [url="https://www.google.ca/search?q=keyboard+usb+adapter"]my site isn't in the top 3 for those keywords[/url] when you look it up on Google.

    Obviosuly I need more Meta tags.  It doesn't take an Internet Specialst to know that!



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    Got this in my Spam box. I know, laughing at spam is like laughing at a retarded kitten eating an airline meal, but still:

    Hello my name is Ophelia Renee and I am an Internet and Website Specialist.
    I was looking up websites in Google under the keyword search keyboard usb
    adapter and came upon your website slashdot.org. I see that you are not
    ranked on the first page for your primary keyword searches.
    ... snip long offer for SEO shit ... 

    So either this is a screen-scraping bot that got my email off Slashdot, or I truly am the owner. In which case I better hire these guys, because sure enough, my site isn't in the top 3 for those keywords when you look it up on Google.

    Obviosuly I need more Meta tags.  It doesn't take an Internet Specialst to know that!

     

    Is this really a WTF any more? I got one the other day where the bright spark the other end had decided to put the entire email content into the subject line, HTML and all. My email client nearly choked! They often just scrape a random page and attach the first address to the domain the page sits on, hence how you got that email. Heck, this is almost par for the course now, not really a wtf so much as a 'meh, this again'

     



  • @ASheridan said:

    Is this really a WTF any more? I got one the other day where the bright spark the other end had decided to put the entire email content into the subject line

    My coworkers do that all the time. On purpose. 😞



  • @Xyro said:

    @ASheridan said:
    Is this really a WTF any more? I got one the other day where the bright spark the other end had decided to put the entire email content into the subject line

    My coworkers do that all the time. On purpose. 😞
    At least your co-workers use the subject line. I've got a ton of emails with the subject line 'Fw: Re:' because nobody bothered to bloody well use it. 



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    sure enough, my site isn't in the top 3 for those keywords when you look it up on Google.

    Call JC Penney.



  • @ASheridan said:

    @Xyro said:

    @ASheridan said:
    Is this really a WTF any more? I got one the other day where the bright spark the other end had decided to put the entire email content into the subject line

    My coworkers do that all the time. On purpose. 😞
    At least your co-workers use the subject line. I've got a ton of emails with the subject line 'Fw: Re:' because nobody bothered to bloody well use it. 

    I don't know what is worst - emails without subject or emails with the entire message in the subject. Both are really unpleasant on a company-issued Crackberry.



  • @Xyro said:

    @ASheridan said:
    Is this really a WTF any more? I got one the other day where the bright spark the other end had decided to put the entire email content into the subject line

    My coworkers do that all the time. On purpose. 😞

    Do they start it with "NT" at least, so you know not to bother opening the email?



  • NB!! Re: Sorry about the horrible UI on Slashdot. My fault. URGENT!

    @blakeyrat said:

    @Xyro said:
    @ASheridan said:
    Is this really a WTF any more? I got one the other day where the bright spark the other end had decided to put the entire email content into the subject line

    My coworkers do that all the time. On purpose. 😞

    Do they start it with "NT" at least, so you know not to bother opening the email?

    You mean "NB!!" or "URGENT!"? Yes sir. Those get an automatic 30 minute response delay -- semi-sanctioned by my boss, even! Ifwhen they get angry about it, I inform them that if it's really so important, they need to get up and walk up to my desk instead. Thus I can use their laziness against them. Their laziness is both what makes everything URGENT, but also gives me plenty of time to ignore them. I guess it balances itself out.



  • @Xyro said:

    You mean "NB!!" or "URGENT!"?

    No. That's totally different. "NT" means "no text", that is, "no text in email body", that is, "you don't need to actually open this email it's just a subject line". It has no relation with urgency.

    @Xyro said:

    Yes sir.

    Why'd you ask if you were just going to pull your own answer out of your ass?



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @Xyro said:
    You mean "NB!!" or "URGENT!"?

    No. That's totally different. "NT" means "no text", that is, "no text in email body", that is, "you don't need to actually open this email it's just a subject line". It has no relation with urgency.

    I have not heard of that one before. That really doesn't even make sense. That's like sending out an email with the subject line of "This email intentionally left blank".

    @blakeyrat said:

    @Xyro said:
    Yes sir.

    Why'd you ask if you were just going to pull your own answer out of your ass?

    Because I thought if I'd ask for clarification ("Was NT a typo for NB?"), I'd get made fun of for being a pedantic dickweed, and the thread would descend into flames. Last time that happened, a few of you were making fun of us, calling us aspies, and telling us to use inferencing and assumptions. Well, I tried that, and apparently that doesn't work either. 😞 I suppose I'm supposed to get all up in a fury that you gave an acronym/initialism/abbreviation without defining it, but I'm beat today.



  • @Xyro said:

    I have not heard of that one before. That really doesn't even make sense. That's like sending out an email with the subject line of "This email intentionally left blank".
     

    That's exactly what it's like, except it's two characters (or three if you type n/t).  It's an acknowledgement that yes, indeed, this is blank. No, I didn't click SEND too early. No, Exchange didn't eat the body. Concider:


    Subject: Pizza in the Boardroom!
    Body: n/t

    vs:


    Subject: Pizza in the Boardroom!
    Body:

    But the second email, someone forgot to paste the following text:

    "Pizza is available in the boardroom, for Puppies with Sniffles. Please be sure to bring $5 per slice for this excellent cause. If no one is there, please help yourself and leave your $5 in the box. Me and all the sick puppies thank you for your generosity!"

    Then you go and help yourself to three slices of pizza and walk away. The charity's out $15, and you're a thieving asshole who hates puppies. Good job.



  • @Xyro said:

    [on NT=no text] I have not heard of that one before.
    I've seen it, as well as NC=no content.



    Not at work though - subjects tend to be at least semi-relevant to the content of the email. Unless it drags on and drifts off into sub-threads that have no direct connection to do with the subject of the first email. Bit like on here really - this thread being an example...



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    Concider:


    Subject: Pizza in the Boardroom!
    Body: n/t

    To be of any use, shouldn't the 'n/t' be in the subject line? So you don't, you know, have to open the email to see the #This email intentionally left blank# message?


  • @PJH said:

    To be of any use, shouldn't the 'n/t' be in the subject line? So you don't, you know, have to open the email to see the #This email intentionally left blank# message?
     

    Can't hurt to do both. I think the "in the body" route covers anyone with a preview pane or New Mail Notification that shows the first sentence of a new email.



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    @Xyro said:

    I have not heard of that one before. That really doesn't even make sense. That's like sending out an email with the subject line of "This email intentionally left blank".
     

    That's exactly what it's like, except it's two characters (or three if you type n/t).  It's an acknowledgement that yes, indeed, this is blank. No, I didn't click SEND too early. No, Exchange didn't eat the body. Concider:


    Subject: Pizza in the Boardroom!
    Body: n/t

    vs:


    Subject: Pizza in the Boardroom!
    Body:

    But the second email, someone forgot to paste the following text:

    To avoid confusion I usually put n/t but I change the font color to white. So it's there but it looks like it's not. Win-win.



  • @PJH said:

    To be of any use, shouldn't the 'n/t' be in the subject line? So you don't, you know, have to open the email to see the #This email intentionally left blank# message?
     

     

    /eom in the subject line

     That's all there is and there ain't no mo.

     



  • @Xyro said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    @Xyro said:
    You mean "NB!!" or "URGENT!"?

    No. That's totally different. "NT" means "no text", that is, "no text in email body", that is, "you don't need to actually open this email it's just a subject line". It has no relation with urgency.

    I have not heard of that one before. That really doesn't even make sense. That's like sending out an email with the subject line of "This email intentionally left blank".

    @blakeyrat said:

    @Xyro said:
    Yes sir.

    Why'd you ask if you were just going to pull your own answer out of your ass?

    Because I thought if I'd ask for clarification ("Was NT a typo for NB?"), I'd get made fun of for being a pedantic dickweed, and the thread would descend into flames. Last time that happened, a few of you were making fun of us, calling us aspies, and telling us to use inferencing and assumptions. Well, I tried that, and apparently that doesn't work either. 😞 I suppose I'm supposed to get all up in a fury that you gave an acronym/initialism/abbreviation without defining it, but I'm beat today.

    Wait, what? As I read this thread I thought, hey, Xyro is making a funny and blakeyrat is being a pedantic dickweed and/or idiot. But... but...

    ...my whole world is coming unraveled



  • @Kittemon said:

    blakeyrat is being a pedantic dickweed

    When did that happen?



  • @Kittemon said:

    Wait, what? As I read this thread I thought, hey, Xyro is making a funny and blakeyrat is being a pedantic dickweed and/or idiot. But... but...

    Who knows, man, who knows. Best keep the heavy thinking to the swamp dwellers.


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