Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What Is It With People. . .

. . . who insert huge, unwieldy, slow-loading images into the body of emails? Don't they realize that most people will never sit there waiting for some silly image to download when it's easier just to delete it? If you are wondering why nobody attends the events your organize, then ask yourself if you've been guilty of cutesifying the emails you send informing people of the event. All I need to know about a talk, a seminar, a museum exhibit, etc.  is the title, the date, the time, and the location. Pictures, fonts, and bright colors are not necessary.

I just deleted 4 emails with invitations without even reading them which serves the inconsiderate organizers who are too fond of polluting emails with images just right.

3 comments:

Pagan Topologist said...

I have not noticed this in recent years. Maybe my department has a ferociously fast internet connection?

Clarissa said...

Even if they loaded faster, they are still annoying and confusing. What a waste of time and resources!

profacero said...

I delete them, too. It used to be the convention to also provide essential information in plain text, in the body of the e-mail, but now people send these heavy posters and images with a note saying, please read the attachment. Or worse - please print and distribute (cleverly, they assume I have a color cartridge I am willing to spend on them).