Pet Peeve: Clumsy Sentences
- I think proper English is not stressed in school any more. It is not the young people's fault that they don't know how to compose a sentence. The worst offence is putting a preposition at the end of a sentence. For an example: Where are you "at". Even TV broadcasters are guilty. I guess it is the new way of communicating. Sorry I am old fashioned at 75, but it is offensive to me.
- —Guest valley gal
Imagine your boss is watching
- When sending an email from your office, imagine that your boss is standing behind you, watching you type. Now type that email properly. (With today's sleuthing software, you boss might actually BE watching you :-)
- My pet peeve is folks forwarding my and every one else e-mail address. This drives me nuts!!!!
- —Guest Yvette
"Pet Peeve?" None.
- Don't have any nor did the domesticated felines I had. Several of us U.S. Military Veterans USE ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. Entitled "shouting" by the civilians after the Vietnam War Era. I joined the U.S. Navy when I was 17. The Iowa Class Battleships had primitive computers AKA "stable elements." They were capable of elevating and lowering 16"/50 projectiles when all those guns fired at the same time. A Salvo. There was no time to use lower case letters. Do I wish others would follow whom? Unclas EFTO. Encrypted for Transmission Only. I was a cryptographer not a code breaker. Former LT/USN.
Correct usage of the "to" line
- If someone wants a task performed (update a password or answer a question) is it correct to send to more than one person in the "to" line? Doesn't that mean that all of those people will have to work on the same thing? I ignore the email if my name is not first but I know that is not correct. What is?
Message in subject line
- I find it very annoying when I receive an email only to find it blank when I open it because the person wrote in the subject line. I would rather have a blank subject line and the message where is should be in the message/text box.
E mail forwarding
- Not to be robots and FWD every piece of junk they receive.
- —Guest Francesco Rinaldi
Gardening and taking out the trash
- #1 The email that's victim to “forwarding litter.” These look like gardens with carrots growing ( the > symbol ) and oddly only at the beginning of each row. Top that with the scattered lines of text with illogical breaks (very difficult to follow) and you wonder where the inebriated farmer is and consider that a tractor would be really nice about now. #2 Bulk emails where the recipients address is exposed to the thousands of people who were also a recipient. I work hard to protect my emails privacy. Exposing it unnecessarily like this negates my efforts and is inconsiderate regardless of intention. The threat of receiving infected email or a truck load of bounce back emails (undeliverables) because my email address was hijacked (spoofed) even though my account was never hacked. See http://forums.cnet.com/5208-10149_102-0.html?threadID=309967&start=45 for an explanation of this.
- —Guest Debbie
- Am I wrong to hate it when someone forwards a personal email of mine to someone else?
- —Guest KC
Forward to 8 others
- I really dislike the emails that ask you to forward to so many others to make something come true or win a prize.
- —Guest BCWalker
The Indiscreet Forwarder
- Ouch. I hate when people throw me under the bus by forwarding things that were not meant to be shared with others, especially the subject of original email. I once explained to my co-worker that I hadn't started on a project because a request was pending from HR (and had been delayed about three days), and it was forwarded as such without giving me the opportunity to express my discontent on my own.
Forwarding and Political Nonsense
- The worse email I receive is first .. forwarded to everyone on the sender's email list and second... political nonsense. I have received so much Obama bashing emails that it makes me want to cry. None of the emails were true and I have taken it upon myself to disprove the email, causing hard feelings.
- —Guest nanharmac
Inserting motivational quotes
- Please do not insert your silly quotes in your email signatures. It leaves you and your company open to ridicule and nobody cares if you are close to God or think a penny saved is a penny earned. Here is one I received today. Companies don't give jobs security Only satisfied customers do ...... This obvious error in grammar only serves to make you and your company look ridiculous. STOP ..please!
- —Guest Guest Frank
Deleting a string
- If you are replying to an e-mail, don't delete the e-mail string (text from previous e-mail), especially if your reply refers to something in that string.
- —Guest Deb S
Use BCC: when emailing 2+ people
- People who send email to 2 or more people, especially if ALL the recipients do not know each other or know each others' email address, is a no-no. Newbies do not know about BCC:, and they should. Not only do they not have our permission to spread our email address to complete strangers when they use TO: & CC: for all the addresses, often their recipients will forward their email without telling the original sender. Thus everyone's address gets forwarded, unknowingly. harvesting email addresses from forwarded emails is a technique spammers use to create their address lists. they know that the address will be a good address since it's sent between friends. so by not using BCC: it opens the recipients to receiving more and more spam, as spammers sell lists of good addresses to each other. all email programs should have the ability to enter addresses in a BCC: field. if BCC: is not visible in the message composition window, it can be summoned from an options or preferences area.
- —Guest barry