Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Real Goddamned Mail. "Just Because" Edition.

  • You must have blocked my account because now when I try to come to the page I get bounced to a page for a motorcycle shop? Is that supposed to mean something to me? I don't understand what I did that was so wrong. I may have scuffled a bit with Xxxxxxx and Yyyyyyyy, but they both had it coming. If you really don't want me to be a part of the page, you should at least have the guts to tell me instead of clandestinely routing your computer to kick me out. Shoddy.
  • I object to today's post about Xxxxxxxxxx. Why can't you generate your own content instead of always linking to other people's articles? Don't you have your own ideas? I just looked at your page for the first time today, but from what I've seen it looks stupid anyway.
  • Yesterday I couldn't get your mobile page to load. It kept coming up black. What was happening?
  • Do you allow students on the page? I think Xxxxxxxx might be a student, based on the things she says. I really was offended by what she said to Yyyyyyyy. Do you think she's a student? I worry that if we allow students that some of my own students will see the things I write. Can you let me know if students are allowed on the page? 
  • Some of the comments on my post last week have really been bothering me. I don't think the comments were about the post at all, but really just about me. It's like they're obsessed with finding ways to subtly insult me and the way I teach. I know you can see it. Could you review the comments and tell me what you think. I know that if I were a moderator I'd take them down and suspend those privileges for a while.
  • Would there be a panic if I turned the comments off on my post from today? I think sometimes people write negative or off-topic things "just because." "Just because" she thinks she's better than I am. "Just because" he thinks I'm teaching wrong. "Just because" I'm such an easy target. I don't understand why we can't all aim our bile at the enemy and not at each other? Am I being too sensitive? I think I want to turn my comments off anyway. Do you have to do it? Can I do it? I can't find a button.

18 comments:

  1. Dear Moderator: Do you ever just want a "button" to turn off emails to you? While these provide me with great entertainment, I can't imagine how I would even respond to them in a civil manner.

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  2. I would KILL to see one of my complaint emails on here...oh, wait...

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  3. I will endeavor to complain more crazily in the future, of one day ending up in this feature!

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  4. No, but seriously, do you allow students on the page? And are they subtly insulting me?

    And why is the mobile version black? And why have you banned me?!?!

    Jesus on a pony.

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    1. I particularly like the guy who thinks he's been banned by redirect to a motorcycle page. Sometimes a chopper is just a chopper.

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  5. I think we all assumed there was a certain level of crazy in the readership here, but holy monkeys, man, that's nuts.

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  6. Students should see this page. I read it when I was a student, and it was immensely helpful to learn how to best avoid pissing off my professors. If everything's anonymous anyway, what's the big deal about students seeing it?

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  7. "I can't find a button"
    could not be said better,
    not by Dick Tingle,
    not even by Greta.

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  8. A little SAT verbal analogy / matchup mashup for your entertainment pleasure...

    1. Nowhere to be found...
    2. I don't see the difference, yo...
    3. Led but not slaked...
    4. Duck, get me a drink...

    A. hole : ass
    B. horse : water
    C. button : clue
    D. RGM : email

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  9. "Do you allow students on the page?" How old is this person that they don't understand how the internet works? Do they think that the internet magically knows they are a professor and lets them see the articles? LMFAO

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  10. Q - What's the easiest way to keep students from reading this page?

    A - Make reading it a homework assignment.

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  11. The Book of Real Goddamned Mail...I'd buy a copy.

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    1. I'd pay Strel five dollars to break into EC1's house and steal the book for me and leave a six pack of Budweiser in EC1's refrigerator.

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    2. Send Strel round? Sure.
      Steal my book? Well, OK.
      Budweiser? Ouch!

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  12. Day-am! Paranoid much? It's not all about you...sorry.

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  13. Why do you always post such things? This is my first visit.

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  14. Why don't you just call it FrogandToad Misery? I know the whole site is about me anyway.

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