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#338371 - Sat Dec 30 2006 09:47 AM What kind of emailer are you?
denni19 Offline


Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
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While dealing with my Yahoo inbox today, I noticed this link to a QUIZ.

I found it funny and interesting when they told me at the end that "You are a talented but demanding emailer". And they explain some more about it in the results.

Hope you'll have fun taking the quiz.
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#338372 - Sat Dec 30 2006 09:53 AM Re: What kind of emailer are you?
sue943 Offline
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Same as you, perhaps I ought to do it again, I didn't realise there were four options until I got to the second question.

Edited to add that I did it again and still answered with the same option in Q1.

I would have preferred more options for some questions. For instance I never clear my Inbox, I delete junk but retain all other emails, sometimes for years, sometimes forever.

When I used to work I used to retain emails for an absolute minimum of a year, mostly much longer. Then if I received an email and recognised the name of the sender and subject matter I could look back and see what I told them the last time. They must have thought I had a fantastic memory as I might reply "As I told you when you asked this question eighteen months ago, the situation is..., there has been no change in the law since that time." I suppose I did have a good memory to have 'bells ringing' which made me check back for previous emails from the sender.


Edited by sue943 (Sat Dec 30 2006 10:01 AM)
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#338373 - Sat Dec 30 2006 09:55 AM Re: What kind of emailer are you?
Gatsby722 Offline
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Hmmm. I got YOU ARE A TALENTED BUT DEMANDING EMAILER, too. And I have definite issues with that "demanding" business. I don't think I'm that in any direction(s) but especially when it comes to emails. I expected the words 'lazy' or 'dismissive' to show up ...
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#338374 - Sat Dec 30 2006 10:01 AM Re: What kind of emailer are you?
skunkee Offline
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YOU ARE A MOTIVATED EMAILER

Tidy. Pro-active. Diligent. You're something of an in-boxing champion. In fact, you're so organised it's almost scary. You can't relax unless your inbox is completely clean and every single email has been answered and stashed neatly into folders. Your dedication to your inbox is like that of a marathon runner – you never waver and like to play by the rules. You score good results but being this good you must worry that you're not being good enough. Right? Right.



Well, I am organized about it, but I don't think I'm as anal as all that!
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#338375 - Sat Dec 30 2006 10:06 AM Re: What kind of emailer are you?
ktstew Offline
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'Talented but demanding' showed up down here, too - but who knows how they arrive at that conclusion?
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#338376 - Sat Dec 30 2006 11:02 AM Re: What kind of emailer are you?
denni19 Offline


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Sue, I would have preferred more options for some questions too.
In fact, every quiz or test I've taken anywhere, not only on the internet, lacked "my" instant/favourite option.

I do delete many emails from my Inbox but not before saving them on my computer, each in their special folder usually named after the person who sent them.
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#338377 - Sat Dec 30 2006 02:35 PM Re: What kind of emailer are you?
TabbyTom Offline
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Quote:

YOU ARE A COMPETITIVE EMAILER

You're the competitive type. Yes, you are and you like to let others know what you’re up to so tend to cc in the world. You pounce on new emails and reply instantly before anyone else has the chance. You keep your winning edge by mastering all the tricks - keyboard shortcuts, drag and drop – you’re constantly poised at your PC like a sprinter on the blocks. But haste can lead to false starts. How many times have you thought: "Doh! Really shouldn't have hit 'Reply All' then." That many? Thought so.




I'm not sure this is quite true, but it's a fun quiz anyway.
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#338378 - Sat Dec 30 2006 03:00 PM Re: What kind of emailer are you?
lynn-ann Offline
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I was talented but demanding. Well now I know. I delete junk mail straight away and, like Sue, I keep some emails for years.

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#338379 - Sat Dec 30 2006 09:19 PM Re: What kind of emailer are you?
draculanut31 Offline
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In the first question about the party, they don't give you an option for "HIT SPAM". That's what I do.

Anyhow-- "YOU ARE A TALENTED BUT DEMANDING EMAILER"
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#338380 - Sun Dec 31 2006 07:27 PM Re: What kind of emailer are you?
FLHazeleyed Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 31 2006
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Loc: Central Florida, USA
Here's mine:

You're really passionate about email. You like to keep in touch with friends, family and the funny people you meet all the time. In fact, you're barely off line. When it comes to emailing, you’re more of a decathlete than a specialist in one particular area and so you become quite the expert in juggling multiple conversations.

I cut out the last sentence because I disagree with it. Hmpf!

Not that impressed with Yahoo Mail. I toggle between Gmail and Hotmail.
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#338381 - Tue Jan 02 2007 08:12 AM Re: What kind of emailer are you?
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YOU ARE A TALENTED BUT DEMANDING EMAILER

Quote:

I would have preferred more options for some questions. For instance I never clear my Inbox, I delete junk but retain all other emails, sometimes for years, sometimes forever.




Yup thats what I do too. Not looking forward to when my inbox gets full...only another 67% to fill :P
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#338382 - Fri Jan 05 2007 04:45 PM Re: What kind of emailer are you?
crimsonhawk909 Offline
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I got "You are a talented but demanding emailer."

I do exactly what Sue943 does with her inbox...I've never completely cleaned it out. There's a buildup of about 130 email messages.
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#338383 - Fri Jan 05 2007 04:52 PM Re: What kind of emailer are you?
picqero Offline
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Loc: Hertfordshire<br>England UK
I got the 'Talented but Demanding' too, though it's probably inaccurate as some of the answer choices aren't adequate. eg, I forward some amusing chain mails, but delete most.

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#338384 - Fri Jan 05 2007 06:09 PM Re: What kind of emailer are you?
DebbieDzDallas Offline
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Registered: Tue Dec 26 2006
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I'm also talented but demanding. Which is kind of true in my case. I kind of have a binge purge mentality to e-mailing, I won't write anyone for a while, but then I'll write ridiculously long messages that no one could possibly respond to.

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#338385 - Fri Jan 05 2007 08:28 PM Re: What kind of emailer are you?
Blueee Offline
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Registered: Tue Dec 27 2005
Posts: 1469
Loc: Kent England UK          
I'm another talented but demanding!

I tend to keep important emails like those from distant family with links to pictures etc. but delete all daily fun ones (after I have passed them on of course)
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#338386 - Fri Jan 05 2007 09:22 PM Re: What kind of emailer are you?
jarsma63 Offline
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Registered: Sat Jun 24 2006
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Loc: Michigan USA  
YOU A COMPETITIVE E-MAILER

Anyone who knows me well will agree with this statment completely.
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