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Matera the Mad
12-04-2009, 08:49 PM
I hate forwarded e-mail.

I especially hate getting it from somebody I like who's been sucked in by it because it came from somebody who ought to know better who got sucked in by it because it came from somebody who ought to know better.

Yeah, I just replied to a "POSTCARD FROM HALLMARK" hoaxmail. I hope I haven't made anyone cry. I try to be gentle, but getting hit in the face with a sack of moldy old overused second-hand lying crap does bad things to my mood.

*Sigh*

Clair Dickson
12-04-2009, 09:58 PM
I can sympathize. I think my grandpa is afraid he'll be forgotten, so he forwards pretty much everything he receives... to everyone. the only good thing is that someone taught him how to look things up on snopes, so we don't get the complete hoaxes any more. Still... it's frustrating. Esp. when I receive the same emails several times during the year.

Matera the Mad
12-04-2009, 10:09 PM
Prolly not much you can do with grandpas. Eh...my friend is a grandma. But so am I.

CheekyWench
12-04-2009, 10:12 PM
I dislike the forwards as much as I dislike the 'join me in my cause by signing this' and 'I know you'll send this back to me,' chain mail things. Also, my MIL is the complete opposite from me in terms of politics and religion, and I have to gnash my teeth to just delete the things she sends me.

lucidzfl
12-04-2009, 11:05 PM
I dislike the forwards as much as I dislike the 'join me in my cause by signing this' and 'I know you'll send this back to me,' chain mail things. Also, my MIL is the complete opposite from me in terms of politics and religion, and I have to gnash my teeth to just delete the things she sends me.

Nothing upsets me more than prayer forwards.

"By the grace of god, forward this on to 10 friends, and god will shine his heavenly warm love upon you and give you peace and fortune!"

WHY DOES GOD NEED A CHAIN E-MAIL!

bettielee
12-04-2009, 11:19 PM
I got an email from my folks yesterday, you know the kind, a thinly veiled line of bs that in the end is just a zealot using the internet and a goofy story to push his political agenda. Anyway, the last line of the email was : An armed society is a more civilized society.

I wanted to slam him back with a "WTF??? Is this what you believe now?! Are you serious? You might be one step closer to a nursing home!!" type of email. The thing is - I know my dad doesn't believe that. And the email was a fake craisglist ad, that no one would post or believe because it was so over the top. It was just some NRA guy with too much time on his hands.

In the end, I typed what I wanted to say, and then deleted it, like a coward.

It just kills me he reads and then forwards all the emails from my crazy midwest relatives... most calling the President a Kenyan. Sigh.

Sorry I took over your rant.

Dicentra P
12-04-2009, 11:22 PM
Nothing upsets me more than prayer forwards.

"By the grace of god, forward this on to 10 friends, and god will shine his heavenly warm love upon you and give you peace and fortune!"

WHY DOES GOD NEED A CHAIN E-MAIL!

I always interpret these as forward this to everyone you know or else show everyone that you are an irreverent heathen sinner. Oh well I'm an irreverent heathen sinner I guess. The facebook post equivalent is also a good way to get yourself dropped from my friends list. I have a lot of friends across the spectrum of beliefs and none of them need to be assaulted by this type of holier than god attitude.

Shadow_Ferret
12-04-2009, 11:26 PM
Hmm. Odd, but my email lets me delete those. Its a simple matter of highlighting and clicking Delete before I even open it.

threedogpeople
12-05-2009, 09:11 AM
We are all doomed from failing to forward all that #$@!. I know that I am 'cause most of that junk goes directly to trash (bypassing the in box all together). I'm doomed by stuff I never even saw!!!


So I say, let's party 'til the party is over!!!
:partyguy: :partyguy::partyguy: :partyguy:

Matera the Mad
12-05-2009, 09:19 AM
Uh...yeah, but what if someone you like and respect and have to communicate with from time to time slams you with something gorpy out of the blue?

I just got a condescending reply from her DH. Well, he doesn't suffer from anxiety disorder, so I told him what I thought of what he thought. Ending with, "I don't EVER want my e-mail address included in any barrage of 'friendly' spam that goes on and on to who knows how many thousands of fools and spammers. Do what you like, but keep me out of it. I don't need the filth that splashes back from that vast pool of Internet sewage."

It's bloody self-defense, goddammit.

Cassiopeia
12-05-2009, 09:20 AM
I RARELY get forwarded emails. In 1998 I got a virus from my boyfriend who didn't know it was in there and he forwarded something to me and I got so aggro with everyone that they all know, don't send me that crap or I'm gonna shout at you.

Matera the Mad
12-05-2009, 09:22 AM
Yeah...I forgot to mention to the friend's DH that the forwarded filth is as dangerous as what some of it purports to warn of.

Cassiopeia
12-05-2009, 12:14 PM
Yeah...I forgot to mention to the friend's DH that the forwarded filth is as dangerous as what some of it purports to warn of.Um, it wasn't filth I got forwarded, it was some snarky story.

bettielee
12-05-2009, 02:17 PM
Hmm. Odd, but my email lets me delete those. Its a simple matter of highlighting and clicking Delete before I even open it.

uh... hello! Sometimes I get awesome pictures of kitties and horsies and doggies!! I am not going to miss out on that because of the NRA.

If you delete all your forwarded emails, the terrorists win!!

kaitie
12-05-2009, 02:26 PM
I got an email from my folks yesterday, you know the kind, a thinly veiled line of bs that in the end is just a zealot using the internet and a goofy story to push his political agenda. Anyway, the last line of the email was : An armed society is a more civilized society.

I wanted to slam him back with a "WTF??? Is this what you believe now?! Are you serious? You might be one step closer to a nursing home!!" type of email. The thing is - I know my dad doesn't believe that. And the email was a fake craisglist ad, that no one would post or believe because it was so over the top. It was just some NRA guy with too much time on his hands.

In the end, I typed what I wanted to say, and then deleted it, like a coward.

It just kills me he reads and then forwards all the emails from my crazy midwest relatives... most calling the President a Kenyan. Sigh.

Sorry I took over your rant.

See this is the difference...I'd have not only written back saying exactly what you said, but also given a line by line analysis of why it was crap along with links proving it was all bs. Then again, I'm like that. :D

archerjoe
12-05-2009, 09:33 PM
One of my family's serial forwarder who is a hat-wearing member of the NRA sent an obvious hoax. I sent back a link on the NRA's site where it stated this was a hoax and how they were embarrassed their members were falling for it. Here's the hoax he fell for: SB 2009 (http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/weekly/aa091900a.htm)

JoeEkaitis
12-05-2009, 11:16 PM
If I can de-bunk it with a link to snopes.com, I'll hit Reply All and include the link.

Xelebes
12-05-2009, 11:49 PM
I'm so grateful no one has my e-mail.

SouthernFriedJulie
12-06-2009, 12:58 AM
My mother does this. I hate hate hate it. I once wrote a very long- line by line dissection and tirade of why Little Jimmy wasn't going to get rid of his tumor thanks to my email.

Jesus loves you, not your spam is how I put it once.

Next time I'm popping in a big old peener pic and hitting Reply All.

Matera the Mad
12-06-2009, 06:06 AM
Um, it wasn't filth I got forwarded, it was some snarky story.
To me, pignorance (remaining ignorant amid oceans of knowledge) and stupidity are filth. Forwarding lies is a filthy act. I calls it as I sees it.

Cassiopeia
12-06-2009, 06:15 AM
To me, pignorance (remaining ignorant amid oceans of knowledge) and stupidity are filth. Forwarding lies is a filthy act. I calls it as I sees it.OH I was thinking you meant Porn. Never mind

Matera the Mad
12-06-2009, 07:02 AM
Porn is what I'll get next if the bloody idjits forward my e-mail addy to infinity with their trashmail. Spammers lurve headers of forwarded mail. :(

benbradley
12-06-2009, 07:57 AM
Reply->All
BOULDER PLEDGE

benbradley
12-06-2009, 07:59 AM
WTF you don't know what "BOULDER PLEDGE" means? See those toolbars on your browser (that's your "Internet Window"), such as the Yahoo one? It's called a search engine. It'll "take you there" where you need to go. Read and heed.

Xelebes
12-06-2009, 09:07 AM
WTF you don't know what "BOULDER PLEDGE" means? See those toolbars on your browser (that's your "Internet Window"), such as the Yahoo one? It's called a search engine. It'll "take you there" where you need to go. Read and heed.

Is this a spamming forward? I'm confused.

CheekyWench
12-06-2009, 09:10 AM
I think he meant for us to google 'boulder pledge' to see what it meant.

benbradley
12-06-2009, 10:39 AM
Is this a spamming forward? I'm confused.
It's my (theoretical) response to people who would respond to my earlier "post"/response email with "What's a boulder pledge?"