“Reply All” Is Not Understood By All

, , , , , | Working | October 16, 2018

(Today, some people in a province-wide organization received an email labeled, “test,” with no other information included. The distribution list appeared to be random, given some of the responses, which were, of course, reply all.)

Coworker #1: “How did this get to me? Not even close.”

Coworker #2: “Why am I getting these messages?”

Coworker #3: “Not sure what this is all about, but doesn’t make any sense to me.”

Coworker #4-#8: “Ditto.”

Coworker #9: “I assume you two are talking to each other, and not aiming to reach me?!”

Coworker #10: “Can you please remove me from this thread? Thanks.”

Coworker #11: “???”

Coworker #12: “Okay, everyone, stop replying all. You are disturbing my work. I have forwarded this to [IT]. Leave it alone!”

Coworker #13: “Okay, guys, every reply all goes to all of us, which means more spam.”

Coworker #14: “Why am I included? I am doing a workshop; please take me out of whatever this is.”

Coworker #15-#20: “DO NOT DO A REPLY ALL; otherwise, everybody will get this email response.”

Coworker #21: “You are all emailing many people with your questions about these emails. You are flooding my email. PLEASE STOP REPLYING.”

Coworker #22: “I conclude with the rest of these individuals! Unsure why my name is attached to these ‘tests.’”

Coworker #12: “Okay, everyone, stop replying all. You are disturbing my work. I have forwarded this to the service desk. Leave it alone!”

Coworker #23: “I don’t know why I’m getting these emails.”

Coworker #24: “MY EMAIL IS FILLED WITH ALL THIS!”

Coworker #25: “Not sure why I am included in this list, but I am sure it has nothing to do with me.”

(Until finally:)

Coworker #85: “STOP.
DO NOT REPLY ALL.
DO NOT ASK TO BE REMOVED.
PLEASE DELETE THESE MESSAGES AND IGNORE ALL REPLIES.
THE BUSINESS WILL REMOVE THOSE NOT INVOLVED IN THIS TEST.
Thanks.”

With This Provider Your Days Aren’t Numbered

, , , , , | Right | October 15, 2018

(I work for a company that helps doctors, nurses, dentists, etc. set up accounts online to become certified to see certain patients. Sometimes these individuals have to pay a fee in order to become registered. At the end of this payment process, the individual needs to answer a basic math question to submit the payment. I work in the chat/emails department, and today I got a very special email.)

User: “I tried to submit a payment on [System], but I cannot answer the last line, ‘10 + 8.’ What is the security answer before I submit my payment?”

(I have been staring at this email for a good long while, and I can honestly say I am scared for whoever gets this person as a provider.)

One Hour Photo Is Still One Hour

, , , | Right | October 4, 2018

(My phone beeps as I receive a client’s message.)

Client: “I JUST WANT ONE PHOTO. HOW MUCH?”

Me: “$50 for an hour’s sitting.”

Client: “FOR ONE PHOTO?!”

Me: “Well, no, I take multiple photos to ensure I get the best photos I can. Then I go home, process them, and give the photos to you.”

Client: “THAT’S TOO MUCH! I JUST WANT ONE PHOTO. HOW MUCH?”

Me: *sigh* “I can do $25?”

Client: “I JUST WANT ONE PHOTO!”

Me: *smacks head on desk*

No Foreigners Are Allowed In Fictional Fantasy Worlds!

, , , , , , | Friendly | October 3, 2018

I’m playing a phone game where you can create a “guild.” Aside from the group chat, there really isn’t much interaction. You each set up a team of your own warriors to fight the boss, and you “collaborate” by each being able to attack the boss twice over 24 hours. The boss doesn’t heal, but it also doesn’t give out a reward until it is dead. Everyone who fights gets a reward, but whoever does the most damage to the boss gets the highest one.

In most of these guilds, the members don’t even speak the same language. The game doesn’t have servers by country. The guilds show up and dissolve without much reason. People get kicked from them if they’re inactive, if they’re doing too much damage and the leader’s jealous, or if the guild is full and the leader’s friends want a slot. It’s not a very social or coherent thing.

I’ve joined the latest guild, and I actually speak the leader’s language — English! As per usual, the group chat is empty except a reminder to fight the boss and upgrade your team. We get some Spanish-only speakers, who I can understand but the leader can’t.

About a week later, the leader quits and gives the guild to one of the Spanish speakers. The new guild description says this:

“I quit because there are too many foreigners here!”

The Spanish speaker leaves that up, and says (translated):

“Hi, everyone! I was appointed guild leader. Let’s all have fun!”

I’m still not sure if I should tell them.

Sounds Legit…

, , , | Legal | October 2, 2018

(I came across this gem in a spam email I received impersonating another organization:)

Spam Footer: “Remember: We ask for private information such as an account number, card PIN, Social Security, or Tax ID number in email messages.”

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