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NYU student replies-all to 40,000 classmates, sparking ‘Replyallcalypse’

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by BIV, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout...RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25z;_ylv=3
     
  2. Absolutely

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    I skimmed this last night on Gawker.
    I'm still not sure how you can reply-all to one of these emails, seems like a software error, no?
    Second, who are these people getting upset that are "Trying to study"? Just don't check your email, or delete them.
    Uptight Asians.
     
  3. Jambi

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    Listen up, Hippie... when you hit reply all, it sends your reply to all original recipients. :wavyguy:
     
  4. Ballbuster1

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    Nice to see a college education still doesn't buy common sense.
     
  5. mrfarstucker

    mrfarstucker Registered User

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    At my school the mailing lists were all moderated. A "students@school.edu" email address existed and could send email to all students... but it would only forward the email to all students if a specified password was present in the message.

    It sounds like whoever setup this email list didn't set it up correctly, and allowed everyone to respond thus sending email to everyone on the mailing list.
     
  6. Absolutely

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    Yeah, there's no way that you should be able to hit "Reply-All" on a college Email like that.
    I remember getting those emails all the time. You're telling me that out of 35,000 students nobody ever hit reply-all, even just to be a dick?
     
  7. Neon

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    How can you mistakenly hit Reply All when you're trying to forward an email? I can understand doing it accidentally if you want to just reply to the one person, but forwarding is an entirely different operation.
     
  8. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    It was an administration computer.
     
  9. tysonpunchinguterus

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    I get crap like this at work all the time whenever someone sends an e-mail to the wrong list. It always starts with someone hitting "Reply All" instead of "Reply" to let the sender know they shouldn't have received the e-mail. You'd think people with college degrees would understand that hitting "Reply All" to tell the other 50 people who have already hit "Reply All" to stop hitting "Reply All" doesn't work. I can't imagine how stupid you have to be to think replying to everyone with a message like, "Please don't select Reply All, it's clogging up everyone's Inbox," is not part of the problem--especially when you're replying to someone else sending the exact same message. In one very special case, it lasted for 2 days because the first message came close to the end of the day. Then, 2 weeks later, someone else decided to reply to the original message for some reason and it started all over again. How my company is doing well with idiots like that working here is a mystery to me.
     
  10. lajikal

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    Goddamn those students are hilarious. '1 horse sized dick'.. ROFL and that Cage pic is EPIC of Chuck Norris proportions!!!
     
  11. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    You know the best stuff wasn't in the article. How many dick pics were sent?
     
  12. lajikal

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    I know.. What is it clown college? Hey, they're just having a little fun. Lightin' up McPeterSnitch.
     
  13. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    Yep... at my chicks place she gets someone sending a message to the entire agency with something to the effect... there is free pizza in the lunch room... or did someone leave a set of keys in the bathroom etc... I think she told me someone sent an email to the entire Federal Government or at least the entire executive branch or something... whoops.
     
  14. Bluestreak

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  15. tysonpunchinguterus

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    Think about how much college tuition costs and then read that again. It's infuriating that any college worth anything would use outdated technology for e-mail. If that technology isn't up to date, then how can anyone paying to go there feel confident that they're using recent technology in their classes and won't end up being the office idiot who can' t figure out the software at their new job because it's 2 versions newer than what they used last semester in school?
     
  16. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    Its prob the teachers who don't want to change software... I'm used to doing it this way etc...
     
  17. Bluestreak

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    The teachers have nothing to do with the IT infrastructure.
    Guaranteed the Board of Directors didn't want to pay for updating the servers and paying the software licensing costs.
    I'm sure it was a case of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" nonsense.
     
  18. stevethrower

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    True... I just remember when we went from Lotus to Outlook for our email client/server and the bitching I had to deal with from the top down...
     
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  20. CougarHunter

    CougarHunter Lying causes cat piss smell.

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    You're there to buy a piece of paper, which has a residency requirement and a four or five year waiting period. Relax, Francis.
     

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