by Mike Masnick

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It Turns Out Plenty Of People Reply To

from the reading-comprehension-skills dept

It's always amusing when errant emails get sent around. For example, we still get plenty of emails every day from people angry at for the way Amazon signs people up for their Amazon Prime program (the way it's billed on credit cards, we're the first Google search on the name, and people who don't read, somehow think that we, at Techdirt, billed them). Slashdot points us to an amusing article about the guy who owns, which is now set up as a blog highlighting some of the more ridiculous emails he gets. The reason he gets so many emails is many systems just put "donotreply" in the "from" field, and people still reply -- and it all goes to this guy. Most interesting is that he's given up explaining this to people (except in a few exceptional cases), because they tend to just get angry at him.

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    Rose M. Welch, 26 Mar 2008 @ 9:15pm

    To the idiots who didn't read the post...

    Your credit card or bank statement does not alwasy reflect the business name that you saw. For instance, I have never seen a gas station name on a statement, but I almost always pay at the pump. So when the charge comes through, whether it's expected or not, it doesn't say 'Amazon Prime'. So people ho, "WTF? What is that charge?" and then google the name they see there and Techdirt is one of the search results. Therein stupid people get confused. Stupid people who didn't read all thier TOS and then get mad, much like people who don't read posts and then criticize them.

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