email etiquette (was RE: Emoji: emoticons vs. literacy)

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Sat Jan 10 2009 - 10:14:17 CST

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    IMO a more significant problem is people changing threads without reflecting that in the subject header.


    -----Original Message-----
    From: [] On Behalf Of Rick McGowan
    Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 3:00 PM
    To: Asmus Freytag
    Subject: Re: Emoji: emoticons vs. literacy


    Asmus, and others... This bit of e-fashion is becoming annoyingly
    e-common. Please, if you want to add your voice to what someone else has
    just written, then please write something that requires more than one
    bit to relay. Or at least truncate their note.

    Receiving an e-mail that says merely "+1" -- i.e., exactly one bit of
    information -- followed by the /complete /note that was just sent by
    someone else is annoying. It's like, 1000/1 noise to signal.

    And it's popping up more and more on the Unicode list and this list.

    Please de-sist.

    Just my 2 cents.

    (And next time I see a particularly egregious example on the Unicode
    list I think I'll also mention this pet peeve over there...)


    Asmus Freytag wrote:
    > On 1/7/2009 1:17 PM, Kenneth Whistler wrote:
    >> James Kass wrote, in response to Mark Davis:
    >> ...
    >>> There don't appear to
    >>> be pragmatic interoperability issues driving Unicode's push
    >>> to encode these emoji.
    >> This just seems to me to be a willful refusal to believe
    >> what the folks dealing with these interoperability issues
    >> have asserted, more than once.
    > +1
    >> ...
    >> I recognize that you and others strongly disagree. So be it.
    > +1
    > A./
    > .

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