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Join Date: May 2013
County: Phnom Penh
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There exists, for the purposes of passing information to everyone in our 17 storey office block, an email mailing list with everyone on it. Something trivial happens, for instance someone parks in the wrong parking space. Nobody knows whose car it is because there’s no central list maintained anywhere. The building manager issues an email to the entire building asking if anyone knows who the Nissan Quashqai (it’s always a Quashqai) reg IM55DIM parked in space 23 belongs to? At this point, sensible people realise that it’s not theirs, delete the email, and get on with their day.
30-40 stupid people will reply, to the entire building, saying it’s not theirs and they don’t know who it belongs to. In the space of five minutes you get 40 identical emails saying this. Then the do-gooders chip in and also replying to all saying “stop replying to all”. Suddenly, ten minutes have passed and you’ve got 80 emails. 20-30 of the original 40 reply to all to apologise as they hadn’t realised they were replying to all. 15 minutes in, you’ve got over 100 emails. Then the next batch of 20-30 do-gooders chime in saying “you’re still replying to all. Stop it” and you’re approaching 150 emails. This goes on for most of the afternoon until your inbox has 250 emails in it, none of which tell you anything useful. Over the next 2-3 days, a few gormless stragglers find an email in their inbox, reply to all saying the car isn’t theirs, then reply to all 5 minutes later saying sorry for replying to all, they didn’t realise the email was 2 days old.
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