Walter Alejandro Iglesias
Some Advice and Suggestions
What I suggest in the following list is based on practical and technical considerations
(which you probably ignore) that, in addition to making life easier for
both the programmer and the user, help to avoid an ethical fault:
arbitrarily forcing one's own habits on others.
Email habits that waste resources stupidly and
complicate your life and the lives of others unnecessarily
- Using formatted text (eg HTML.) Or the irritating flowed
format to allow plain text automatically adjust to the window size,
imitating HTML behaviour. Among other important reasons the main
is these formats break quoted text.
- Doing top-posting, specially with email clients not able to quote
(eg Outlook) letting original messages accumulate at the bottom as
garbage on each response.
- Appending noisy legal notes (won't protect your message neither at
the practical nor at the legal level.)
- Relying on email as a tool to send files (instead of a server,)
abusing of attachments.
- Not reading other's message before answering (forcing the other to
repeat themself through twelve messages when the first was
enough.) Or using software purposely designed to obstruct or even
break the dialog as the one pointed in the following item.
- Using annoying ticket systems, as large companies use today as part
of their bureaucracy to discourage their clients from asking questions
- Forcing the user to suffer web forms to send messages, as those for
contact in web sites o those used by the mentioned ticket systems.
All fake privacy measures.
- Using web mail interfaces (gmail, hotmail,) limited by design, or
smartphones (both should be used only when there's no other option
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