December 5, 2021

Etiquette

Wow.. it only took 15 minutes afer re-enabling the comments to get the first spam comments; 3 of them actually. It’s funny because the spam bot actually used UBB code to make it’s links.

I’m going to say this right now to all you spammers: All Links on dotCULT recieve rel=nofollow attributes. There.. now that I got that out of the way…

Let’s talk about etiquette, and not the which fork goes where crap either. One of the most annoying things you can do is call somebody you haven’t called in months and ask “Hey, is SomeRandomName there with you? Can I talk to him?”. It’s even worse when you do email somebody who don’t regualarly talk to and ask them for somebody else’s email address.

For the record, it’s always been my personal policy never to give out somebody else’s email address or phone number without their consent. You’d be suprised how often I’m actually asked to do this. My feelings are that if they wanted you to have it, they’d give it to you. It’s not my decision to make. If you want though, I’ll gladly pass your contact information along the next time I run into them; but don’t count on me making a phone call just to do that.

Of course, this only applies to personal phone numbers and emails. Business information for the purposes of business should be completely public.

In summary: If you don’t know his email address he probably doesn’t belong on your MySpace friends list anyway, and if he didn’t give you his phone number there’s probably a reason. Please stop asking, it’s rather rude. Don’t you think?

About Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones is an SEO from Detroit. By day he works as a manager of SEO & Analytics at SapientNitro where his team performs SEO for Fortune500 clients. By night he's either playing hockey or attempting to take over the world with his own websites - which he would have already succeeded in doing had it not been for those meddling kids and their dog. The views expressed here have not been paid for and belong only to Ryan, not any of his employers or clients. Follow Ryan on Twitter at: @RyanJones, add him on Google+ or visit his personal website: www.RyanMJones.com