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Don't do the things below unless the cap fits! This is a relatively chatty list, but there are some things you can do that give a low impression of your personality...


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How to come across as a jerk...

  1. Post personal jokes to your mate via the list, regularly if possible.
    You are convinced your joke (or personal abuse) will be so funny to the three hundred other readers (who don't know what its about) that they'll take you to their hearts as the life and soul of the list. Being so in touch with the popular mood, you're sure they won't think of you as the village idiot, particularly because you made sure Albion news took up less than 1% of your message, so as not to detract from the joke in any way.
  2. Repeat as much of the previous message as possible.
    You're convinced this is a useful service. Although your reply refers to just one sentence in three screenfuls of Johnny Bloggs's informative e-mail, you think it's wise to repeat it all, word for word, including all the header if possible. Added jerk-value if you:
  3. Write EVERYTHING IN CAPITALS
    It's just SO-O-O READABLE, AND EVERY WORD YOU WRITE IS SO IMPORTANT THAT it's worth SHOUTING about.
  4. Send bogus virus warnings.
    As often as you hear of Elvis sightings on the internet, you'll be sent bogus virus warnings by well-meaning friends. Usually these concern a supposed 'trojan horse' virus in email entitled 'Good times' or something which are claimed to automatically run an attached program which emails a copy to everyone in your address book, infecting them, before deleting your entire hard disk. The report is usually claimed to come from a major computer company to add credence to it. In fact email software never automatically runs attached programs, so you are safe. If you ever receive an attached program by email, check it through a recent virus scanner (you can search the Web for these) before opening it. The reports of these impossible viruses are actually worse than most real viruses could be because so many unsuspecting readers pass it on to as many friends as possible, tying up ever-increasing resources on the net, then feeling somewhat stupid when they find out it was a hoax. Watch out around April 1st in particular.
  5. Send spam or unsolicited commercial email (UCE).
    Ranging from 'MAKE MONEY FAST' scams (which are illegal in many countries) to ads for businesses and anything that's off-topic (i.e. non-Albion), you're convinced it's a public service to tell everyone - "Hey, I just got this from some b@$£@%d who got hold of my address- did anyone else??" and forward the entire thing. Obviously, the other subscribers are not going to be annoyed, are they!
  6. Send files other than text.
    While we endeavour to configure the list to avoid these things getting through, even if you ARE a jerk you shouldn't even try to post any large files such as images, sounds, animations, etc. or any files that people with a simple plain text email reader can't make sense of. This includes formats that are often accidentally posted, such as text/html format, word processor documents, and weird attachments that are specific to your mail reader (e.g. winmail.dat and ms-tnef attachments, whatever they are supposed to be). If you have a fairly advanced email reader it might allow you to specify the capabilities of each 'person' in your address book (whether each person 'has MIME' or not), and you should say that the Seagulls mailing list doesn't have MIME or any other advanced capabilities.

If you regularly achieve some or all of the above, people will start to remember your name. This may not be the best way to achieve fame, but if infamy's your thing, you'd be on the right track.


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