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Ok I have a small request to aol users, PLEASE WHEN RESPONDING TO EMAIL, COPY AND PASTE THE ORIGINAL MESSAGE IN YOUR RESPONSE!!!!!

I normally ask this nicely, but this evening I actually lost a client because I asked politely if he could attach the original message, explaining that I get a lot of email, and it would make my life simpler.

I think that is a valid request. Am I being unreasonable?

He unfortunatly took this as an insult, saying that I was treating him like one of many, and saying that his impression that I was different, was unfortunatly incorrect.

Finishing by saying that he was sure that I could find someone else to fill the cancelled appointment considering all the email I recieve.

I'm not writing this to get back at anyone, I just want to express the problem with aol, seriously if you get 100 emails a day, and are trying to remember everyone by an email address, and then to recieve a slightly vague response to a previous email, IE: consider it done.( or something along those lines)it's difficult to recall every email I answer, and I do answer ALL of them! Am I alone here?

I think I provide exceptional service, and everyone I see is treated with the utmost respect, I fell like I need to defend myself on this.

Ok it sounds like I'm a huge wimp, but personal attacks against my genuine good intentions, do hurt.

Matt

http://go.to/mattsplace

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This is a very important issue for anyone who recieves a large amount of email as Matt or Me gets.

 

It is part of my signature, with explicit insturctions on what to do to include your message in your response so I will know what we are talking about. And you know what? Most people do not do it. So I get a message saying, "yeah, that's okay with me." Well what does that mean?

 

Well, Matt, when they don't follow the instructions, I just throw them away, but I realize that you are dealing with money and feelings and I'm just dealing with people who are unaware and it is not going to affect my income.

 

I do find it interesting that the people who are the worst offenders are people who use AOL, but most people who are online are on AOL, so we're dealing with the lowest commond demoninator.

 

Gents, the proper way to correspond with anyone on the Internet is to INCLUDE the past message, even if it's your grandmother. It provides a continuum of conversation.

 

For some who have a lot of email or are just senile, like myself, it is courteous and necessary.

 

Now, Matt, what was your question? :-)

 

HooBoy

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Guest Tampa Yankee

LAST EDITED ON Sep-02-00 AT 09:43AM (EST)[p]Seems to me like a reasonable and simple enough request.

 

Also seems like your better off with one less flake -- but you'll just have to deal with the rest of us flakes who don't intend to let you off so easy!. :-)

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LAST EDITED ON Sep-02-00 AT 10:58AM (EST)[p]Ocean Traveller

 

ROTFLMAO

 

If I don't miss my guess, OT, your request for a good escort and one e-mail per day strikes me as an oxymoron!

 

A. :-)

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Guest bottomboykk

No, Matt, you're not being the least bit unreasonable. I've always thought it was stupid of AOL not to include a function to include the original message in replies; it's a no-brainer that it should be included and turned on by default.

 

I know HooBoy said most people don't follow the instructions, but perhaps you should include a footer in all your e-mails that says something like this: "Because I receive so many e-mails each day, and I am diligent about replying to them, I must insist that you include the text of our previous messages in your reply. Replies that I receive without the original text will be deleted." Might help with some, and at least you've warned them!

 

Good luck!

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Guest Tampa Yankee

LAST EDITED ON Sep-02-00 AT 12:29PM (EST)[p]bottomboykk,

 

You captured the essence of AOL succintly:

 

>...AOL...it's a no-brainer!

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Guest Tampa Yankee

Bilbo,

 

A word to the wise: with AOL pretty much what you get is a lot of convenience, access to a very large coummunity -- that wants a lot of convenience, and a good dose of en loco parentis. Otherwise I think it is impossible to underestimate their service.

 

Just the thoughts of a former customer who has since discovered true cyber happiness (more or less).:-)

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Here is what I have in the "signature" that goes out on all my email. I'm posting this only so you can know how to include your text in AOL email.

 

When replying to this email message, always include the original text. AOL users, simply highlight my message, hit COPY, then REPLY. My message will automatically show up on yours and I'll remember what our conversation is about.

 

Of course most people don't do it... :'(

 

HooBoy

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Guest bottomboykk

HooBoy: actually, you don't have to do the copy step. Simply highlight the text to include then hit reply; the text you highlighted is automatically included.

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Hey hey hey, noone said anything about this guy being a flake, he simply misunderstood the intention.

I beleive we've discussed in other posts, the problem with text correspondance, sometimes the tone isn't expressed in the way it was intented, and little smily faces don't always do the trick: )

Unfortunalty text is text, there is not 'real' way to show inflections, or intentions.

the reason I posted this thread was to let aol users know the importance of the original message.

an exampleof a message...

 

your dog is sick, how is she doing?

I had a birthday party for brad last night, lot's of guest......

 

reply: she's doing better, who was there?

 

now if you only recieved the reply, it's a bit vague? I know this is a ridiculous example, but I'm trying to get my point accross.

matt

http://go.to/mattsplace

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Guest Nice Guy

Matt, in all fairness to you and prospective clients. You of all people should know that there are some of "US" who can't follow instructions in or out of bed or emails :) I HAVE learned, finally how to do it, But it took me awhile, as you know. And truthfully I forget to do it. For some reason, I only think you get emails from ALLAN and MYSELF... LOLOLOL, don't you agree Allan??? Anyway, I can relate to the lost client and also to you Mister. Good luck

NG

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Guest allansmith63

Hey, Matt

 

The "oxymoron" OT and I were referring to was about the "good" escort and only one e-mail a day. I suggest it would be rather self-defeating of myself to call any of your clients flakes, wouldn't it? :-)

 

If the client who pitched you after your response about how to post reads this: Here's a note for you - Trust me, dissing Matt is truly your loss!!

 

ALLAN SMITH - First Charter Member of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Matt_In_Vancouver. :*

 

A.

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Guest MattAdams

More on AOLers

 

Well...now that I have migrated a fair amount of my activities to non AOL as a safety precaution here is what I have encountered:

 

1. Clients e-mailing me for my advice, then having their mail from outside AOL turned off.

 

2. Escorts having their e-mail shut off...this has been a big problem for escorts4you.

 

If you are on AOL and annoyed by the fact that you receive e-mail...please dont email anyone outside AOL.

 

Matt Adams

Author Hustlers, Escorts and Porn Stars

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BTW, this works both ways! I'm a planner and often want to set something up for a few days or a week down the line. I might email five or six escorts. Then I get replies like: "that's cool with me, see you at 6." or "here's the pix you wanted..." or ..."that'll be $175 plus transportation." I have a hard time corresponding the answer to the query and I'm only talking about five or six guys. I can't imagine what it would be like with 100 emails a day. I don't know about the rest of you but I find that every time Matt opens his mouth I am more and more wanting to stuff it for him. He's getting cuter and sexier by the post!

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Guest MikeConway

Very good point, being new to AOL, I am guilty of this error as well, and I know what its like I get a ton of email from several different accounts.

 

I think its good to mention things that can make ourlives easier both for the client and the escort.

 

Thanks for the reminder Matt

 

Mike in Toronto

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Matt,

There is no need to feel defensive. Most people on here seem to agree that you are not asking too much. But even if most people disagreed with you, it wouldn't make you wrong. You need to do things however they work best for you. However, I don't feel that this client was unjustified either. Being on AOL myself this whole thread made me feel a bit defensive (silly I know) but to be perfectly honest I never quote messages and I never ask others to do it for me. Granted I don't get 100 e-mails a day :) but I do get a decent amount and I will admit that sometimes I don't remember what the e-mail was in reference to. When that happens I just go into my sent mail and read the last e-mail I sent him. By asking him to quote himself you are in essence saying "I have a lot of people to deal with and I can't keep track of it all" ... that is NOT a bad thing at all. How could you be expected to keep track of everyone? However, some people do need that personal attention. I'm sorry that he attempted to insult your intentions ... I believe that was wrong on his part. I'm sure if you COULD you would respond to every e-mail without the benefit of quoting, but you just can't. (and I doubt anyone with your volume could) I was rather upset to see people somewhat attacking the client in question and I was very glad to see that you did come to his defense. When push comes to shove it's just a matter of you two not being suited for each other. No escort can please everyone. Here's the best anaology I can draw. Some people don't mind going to a big university where they are known by their social security number, while others prefer to go to a smaller school where professors know them by name. No one is better ... no one is right or wrong ... it's just a matter of different needs ... and it's really nobody's loss. From what I've been reading on here you do a wonderful job of satisfying a lot of people and as corny as it sounds you should be proud of that. :) Sorry this was so long.

 

Mike

http://www.boy4hire.com

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thanx guys for all the imput.

Actually i should clarify that the lost client, has come back and undertands my need for the original message, it was just a miscomunication, something I like to call.... incomunicado emailitis: )

oh and AOL does suck. no offense to those of you using the service, but I would suggest trying someone new, it may take a bit of getting reaquainted, but all the things aol allows you to do, can easily be done on your own, just takes a bit of playing around. And by doing it yourself you are not guided by the censorship standards of what aol feels is approptiate content. Who are they to tell you what you can and can't look at. Think about it, you have a right to information, aol prevents you from accessing everything that is avaiable, or at least that is my understanding.

thanx for listening guys.

matt

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