I'm not sure Miss Manners would support the stabbing with bazooka, but otherwise my mother would benefit from these tips. Grr!
Yes. I like it.
I agree with number 1. It doesn't have to look cute. It has to communicate.
However, I hate PDF's with a passion. I wish a horrible fate to the creator of the format and when I become King it will be about the third thing I ban. (The first thing I ban will be fax machines.)
I would offer the idea of making the announcement as a JPG graphic. That is also something that can be universally read and can show off your hugely unreadable font collection.
I tend to be very old school. I send invitations on paper. So I don't have to worry about format, only addresses and stamps.
I'm not very big on the Evite website. I would rather not have my attendance plans tracked online.
Sadly, most people have very bad email ettiquette. They are so lazy that they copy your entire message to say "Me, too." The other day I received a forwarded joke. It contained about 35 copies of the joke text in both plain text and html as well as 100 people's addresses and Three AVG certifications. OH, I forgot to count the 50 copies of the graphics. The joke was a short paragraph.
Perhaps It is our destiny to become the Mr. Manners of the New age.
(or maybe not.)
I used to hate PDFs, but they've become transparent enough to the browser that I can stand them, and I recognize that some people are in a position of needing their documents to have layout and formatting.
The problem with graphics is that the content is inaccessible to search, and a (well-constructed) PDF is not.
The PDF is sub-optimal, but it seems the best of the available options when used properly...
But I'm totally with you on most people having bad email ettiquette. *le sigh*
I love your consequences. I would support your sending a "fate worse than death"-a-day. That's probably the page-a-day calendar I was subconsciously searching for, and the reason I'm stuck with no page-a-day calendars.
4) If you send an EVite, put the date, time, and location in the part that gets emailed to everyone. That way I can determine if I can't make it to your even without opening my web browser.
I have not been sufficiently annoyed to need to acquire one. Yet.
You could have broken that to him more gently. He is probably all disappointed now.
Ooh! Birthday idea!
Yeah, lemme just check with your wife about that...
This is G's wif. My Mec is borken rite now.That is y I am using his PC. G can hav a bizzuka.
Also, I forgot to change the username.
Anyone who thinks that Dr. Tectonic is that stupid is clearly delusional, and therefore should not be allowed to have a bazooka.
With love, Derbiser.
This r kisken agen. My mec got fixed.
Then i tiped sum randem werds. Then it got borked agen.
Also, I forgot to change the username.
Two caveats with your comment:
1. It entirely depends on what day it is. There are, indeed, somedays when that could work with Beemer, but it usually involves having no sleep, no food, and complete exhaustion from exertion.
2. Please let the stupid people have a bazooka. It's entirely likely that they will destroy themselves in the process. RTFM, yo.
Do not gank my birthday wishes! Mine mine all mine.
Unfortunately it's all in chewing-gum form. Good for spitting in eyes, though.
Well, the Bazooka gum is rock hard, and would make great projectiles or, if shattered, semi-lethal shards of DOOOOOOM.
We have an opt-in "Humour" group at work. If you want to receive jokes, funny stories and strange photos, you add your name to the group. All of the above material has to go to the designated group. Transgressors receive a reminder from the Big Boss.
Some people have the idea that they can't cut out any part of a forwarded message, for "integrity" reasons. If the e-mail may end up in court, I could see that. Otherwise, highlight and delete, people.
At work, we all have Word as our e-mail editor, so that is not a problem. However, all forms, instructions and procedures going to clients must be PDF's now, so they can't be easily altered. (None of our clients would pay for Acrobat.)
Bad jokes have no integrity.
Yeah, you should also be sending stuff in .pdf format so 1) your customers can't edit it and then say you made representations other than you made; and 2) so you can keep your metadata mostly at home.
I have a slow computer, so it's really annoying when I have to open attachments to read a 3 sentence notice from my agency or the students I supervise in the field. I've started asking them to cut and paste if they want a quick response from me.
It's funny that this happened to you recently because I just noticed with the new Comcast format that I am no longer allowed to highlight and delete old post material if I reply to a post. I have to open notepad, highlight desired material and copy it there, open a new message, and send it on its happy way.
Way too much work for a lazy person like me. I'd rather send all the crap along with a clicky click.
Have to say though, it's tempting to see exactly where the bazooka line is.
I read the vast majority of my e-mail with mutt still - at least for personal stuff. This means that if I want to view an attachment I save the attachment off to a file and then scp it to my local machine to be opened.
(For a very small number of mailing lists where I have no choice but to look at html stuff, I've moved those to gmail.)
Once upon a long time ago, I solved my aversion to non-text mails pretty simply: After the third time of being asked to only send text, the next messages they got from me was my worm collection. E-mail worms were pretty darned easy to see, save and mostly smile at when you do everything via text. The people who received it... not so much.
I'm less evil these days.
Agree wholeheartedly. Why do people not understand that text is best? Ideally, understanding that PDF is second-best would be nice. Understanding that PDF is better than a DOC would be nice too.