The Problem with Mailing Lists and a Bunch of Bored Interns

The following is a sequence of emails to the San Jose Interns at Cisco mailing list, from earliest to latest:

“Hi folks,

Apologies in advance for the wide distribution, please don’t reply to all. I’m currently living in a 3-bedroom apartment in Sunnyvale, and one of my roommates is moving out at the end of this month. We’re looking for one person to sublet the vacant room for the next 3 months (August 1st through November 1st). If you’re interested, drop me an email and we can arrange for a time for you to check out the place.

Address:

Sasdfsadfasfs

2asdfsadfdf1

Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Further info:

- You’ll be getting the master bedroom, with your own bathroom.

- Parking situation available, details can be worked out.

- Contact me for rent details.

- Living room is fully furnished.

- Commute to Cisco is ~10 miles, 15 minute drive even during rush hour.

Again, contact me as soon as possible if you’re interested.”

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Then…

ping..

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yes?

(From someone named Ping)

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:D

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Please be courteous and do not “reply all.” Thanks.

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Maybe if everyone tells everyone not to reply all we can fill your mailbox. :)

mailing lists are for email.

filter….

filter…

filter…

Ping I thought your joke was funny, thank you.

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Please quit replying to all..Thanks..

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Please quit replying to all about replying to all. Thank you

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please quit replying about people replying about people replying… geez.

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I agree with the below

(or in this case, above)

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pong..

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Oh outlook rules, how I love thee let me count the replies…

1,2,3..

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I second tht…(referring to “I agree with the below”)

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me too !

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=))

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http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/facetious

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hello all,

there is a button that says “Reply” and there is button called “Reply to All,” and you all should be using the first one and reply only to who you need to talk to. Let’s take these conversations offline and out of everyone’s inboxes!

A little professionalism wouldn’t hurt kids.

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~30 emails in 5 minutes, all about (not replying to)^n, where n = 1,2,3,4 ….

you guys are so funny :) and obviously your managers are not around ;)

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word.

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http://iminurfridge.ytmnd.com/

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“word”? Did you really just try to gangster talk all of us via email?

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Since we’re all having a good conversation…

anyone else from UCLA?

GO BRUINS

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Folks, please quit it. at least dont flood mailboxes with these attachments.

Some of us do have work.

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GO BRUINS!

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I’m sorry, I hate to add to this mess, but I had to do it.


Paul :)

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OWNED!

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psh…..

For every one you guys have, we have a better one ;).

Love,

Joe Bruin

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Watching this happen in my cubicle was quite amusing, although that obnoxious beep sound that thinkpads make going off every 10 seconds was a little aggravating. Shortly afterwards, we all got an email from someone in charge of the intern “department” saying that we should stop and that this list is for professional use only, and that a number of managers are also on the mailing list because they want to see what kind of things the interns are saying….haha OOPS to those people who participated.

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