One of the “blogs” I watch (not read) is http://www.rocketboom.com/. This morning I was watching it and it started a little slow – but then I caught on.
I laughed out loud when I figured it out. http://thanksno.com/ - brilliant. It reminded me of a .signature I have configured in Thunderbird that reads:
Please do not take this personally, this is a generic response I send to direct questions.Please use http://asktom.oracle.com/ to ask me questions. When I have time, I accept them there. It is not a very scalable solution for me to answer individual questions in email. I cannot share these answers with many thousands of other Oracle users.You must understand there are many thousands of people like you and there is really only one of me (I am not a team, a group, or anything like that -- there is really just me). Answering individual questions via email is not a good way for me to spend my time.
I get to use that signature about 5 times a day (I really try not to answer emailed questions since it just seems to lead to – well, more emailed questions). Before I started using it, I would tend to get flooded.
But I really like the “Thanksno.com” idea. I’ll have to use that on other types of emails.