Posts made by blek
RE: WTF Bites
By the way, I unsubscribed from a few other lists right now (doing some spring cleanup I suppose), and none of them even asked for a confirmation. I just clicked a link every time and was sent to a page that said I was unsubbed. Two clothing companies, an outdoor equipment vendor, and an online restaurant reservation service all have their shit together way better than a computer retailer. Sigh.
RE: WTF Bites
Computer parts store I ordered some stuff from started spamming me. The unsubscribe process was... interesting.
- Locate the unsubscribe link in the middle of a 15 line footer in tiny font.
- On the page the link led you to, enter your e-mail like a neanderthal because the link just leads to a generic page and doesn't contain any identifier.
- On the next page, get confused for a little bit because all you see is a massively padded form that asks you to enter your new e-mail. That's actually for when you want to give them a new address where they can spam you, which is a function I'm like 50% sure was ever used by anyone. Anyway, scroll way down and locate the actual unsubscribe button.
- Now you'll get a confirmation mail. That's right - you want us to stop spamming you? We're going to spam you some more, asshole!
- At least the confirmation e-mail actually has a personalized link. I half expected it would just contain some code I'd have to paste somewhere. Or better yet, a captcha I'd have to type into another form... I mean, when you design your spam system like an asshole, you might as well go all in, right?
- "You are now unsubscribed." Great, I'm glad this is over. AND THEN YOU GET ANOTHER E-MAIL CONFIRMING THAT YOU'RE UNSUBSCRIBED, WHAT THE FUCK, LEAVE ME ALONE ALREADY, AM I GOING TO GET A LETTER FROM YOU TOO? SOME FLOWERS, MAYBE? WITH A NOTE BEGGING ME TO COME BACK?!
Is this normal? I usually make sure to uncheck all the "I agree to you spamming the shit out of me, err, I mean, send you updates on our deals" boxes, so I don't find myself having to unsubscribe from spam all that often. I think this is the stupidest process I've ever seen at a legit company, usually it just involves clicking a link and then a single button.