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This Internet, It Drives By?

Last week I announced a software release to the enterprise mailing list. I promptly get back a one-word reply, mailed directly to me.

From: Grant Street
Organization: A***** L****
To: Mike Hoye 
Subject: Re: BeSDS now supports Thunderbird and Thunderbird ESR.
Return-Path: grants@**.***.au

Unsubscribe

Thanks, Grant.

This morning, I get:

7:14 -!- Irssi: Starting query in mozilla with User6708
07:14 <User6708> F`UCK YOU !!!!!!
10:38 <mhoye> What?
10:38 -!- User6708: No such nick/channel

Ladies And Gentlemen, a tiny fraction of the glorious joys of developing software for people on the internet.

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  1. Mike Kozlowski

    I can understand why getting an “unsubscribe” reply would be disheartening, but it seems like a reasonable response from someone who signed up to receive mailings and no longer wants them, and putting the dude’s email address up is a weirdly rude response.

  2. mhoye

    Directly to me, though? Not even to the mailing list software?

    But, yeah, you’re right; I’ll hyphen it out.

  3. robcee

    apparently there was a script kiddie making the rounds on irc this morning. I got one of those private messages too. Still a great way to start the day though.

    Hang in there, Mike! :)