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and in at, the sender addressed someone on the email by typing:
rather than "email me" or "message me". I don't understand why.
make sure you write "@ ben" before the question so they know you're talking to them.
Everytime anyone uses jargon or nothing phrases. It's a bit annoying when he does it with acronyms, but it does mean that any meeting he is at is refreshingly bullshit free by the half way point.
He once made a quite high level person look up synergy in the dictionary, that was funny and terrible at the same time.
might send him an email.
One of the higher-ups told a middle manager to "stop talking in code" when he used one of the pointless acronyms.
I don't really see the problem with the @ thing. If anything it marks which parts of the email I can happily ignore (as I'm not @Ben).
can you make sure any low hanging fruit is picked first going forwards. Kind regards.
apologies for not facilitating a clear sky policy in the original correpondance
seems like a sensible thing if the email has lots of recipients
(@ everyone else on this thread, otherwise they won't have seen it!!!)
if there is a massive email you can be bothered to read it signposts something that may be relevant to you, people are familiar with it from twitter and facebook etc so its bound to spread into other use, it serves a function, cant see why anyone would get annoyed by it
you're an idiot. cheers.
That's clear enough, isn't it? You could bolden his name if you feel he might be too stupid to read emails.
or bold, or a little dash before their name, but also dont see the problem with '@' either, just makes identifying important instructions a little easier, wouldnt do it myself but wouldnt care at all if someone did it to an email to me
it doesnt mean anything. its silly.
our search - @ - did not match any documents.
* Try different keywords.
also googled 'what does @ mean?' not one relevant result.
can't make mistakes like that in a thread like this
Please see the report attached.
Theo, can you make sure this gets passed to your team?
Meths, get out of my face.
You're such a shit stirrer.
Get me some coffee and make it snappy.
but with a really long dense email the @ thing might be useful sign posts.
I can see why people can think its unnecessary but don't understand why people get wound up by other peoples using it
...which makes you look like a lazy, disrespectful twat on an email.
I mean if you, say, worked for the accounts team and someone emailed you and said something like:
Year End Auditing#accountsteam
As an ask to do your year end auditing you'd think it was a bit cunty.
It's like when someone comes up to you and says "Excuse me, Ben, please could you..." as opposed to "BEN. NOW..." The @ thing is kind of like that.
More than anything though it makes you look like an absolute SLICE.
I just got an email too?!?
When did you last get a text? I reckon we're being followed...
Close your blinds and turn off the lights
I presume this because someone felt 'efficiencies' was a cliché.
@Meths' boss - meths spends his entire working day crying like a little baby about the language you and your colleagues use in both conversation and email. I suggest he is either grossly under-performing, or his role is not challenging him enough (the latter seems unlikely). Perhaps you should re-evaluate his position within your wonderful company.
for instance re.vive@borderscafe
that kind of thing.
pretty shit, wasn't it?
I still occasionally see companies called, like, "millennium windows" or "millennium hair and beauty" or something. again: pretty shit, but raises a smile.
That was just meths' reaction. I thought briefly that he worked somewhere edgy.
'Blah blah blah ... AT Ben'. That's rude. I wouldn't 'at' something at someone.
@thewarn: get fucked
can you reply to my mobile phone text communication service message please?
but thanks anyway.
but what seems to be making a resurgence is the word "cyber". Paticularly in reference to cyber-terrorism.
It's a load of bollox.
All it does is conjure up images of some kind of army of ex-crusties, all wearing virtual reality headsets. Speaking of which, remember when stuff like this was supposed to be the future of everything?:
The anticipation that I can live out my twilight years in a Lawnmower Man virtual reality, playing virtual skee ball with Benjamin Franklin or whatever is the reason I haven't bothered with a pension. And it's too late to rectify that now.