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EmailTemplates

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Email Templates

 

When EmailReduction (per CommunicationProtocols) is insufficient and I still have emails to reply to, I try to handle them with email templates.

 

Templates

 

unsolicited newsletter

Please UNSUBSCRIBE me from any/all lists that you have me on, and NEVER add me to any lists in the future.

 

See http://icanhaz.com/efail for more.

 

Tantek

 

2007 congrats on leaving

___,

 

Thanks very much for your kind words.

 

Apologies for taking so long to get back to you. My last days at Technorati kept me very busy and subsequently I've been heads down handling urgent matters that I had previously postponed until I had left Technorati.

 

Good to hear from you, and do let me know when you are in the San Francisco area. I encourage you to contact me via instant messaging for meeting up.

 

Thanks,

 

Tantek

http://tantek.pbwiki.com/ContactCard

 

2007 what next?

To reply to: e.g. "where you going next?" or "what are you doing next?" :

 

___,

 

Good to hear from you.

 

Apologies for taking so long to get back to you. My last days at Technorati kept me very busy and subsequently I've been heads down handling urgent matters that I had previously postponed until I had left Technorati.

 

Next up for me I'm focusing on a few things:

  • microformats.org. proactively improving and helping out the microformats.org community and microformats efforts in general.
  • non-profit pro-bono tech consulting. looking into one or two non-profits that can use some volunteer tech consulting help with their website(s).
  • taking the summer off and figuring out what I want to do next.

 

In addition, I will be speaking at several upcoming conferences, most often on the subject of microformats.

 

Keep up with my upcoming events: http://tantek.com/#events or subscribe to the hCalendar of events directly:

webcal://feeds.technorati.com/events/tantek.com

 

Hope you are doing well,

 

Tantek

 

Would you like a review copy of a book

 

Thanks so much for your generous offer. I'd love a copy.

 

My mailing address is:

 

Tantek Çelik

_________

San Francisco, CA _

 

Thanks again,

 

Tantek

 

 

Could you post or recommend someone for this job opportunity

In response to people emailing job descriptions/opportunities for companies/organizations:

 

Hi ___,

 

Sounds like a very cool high technology company/organization.

 

However, I'm going to hand this one right back to you.

 

Encourage your friends to first:

 

1) Put up a "jobs" page on their website and list the job.

 

2) Put up a blog on their website, and blog about the fact that they are looking for this job, with appropriate tags etc.

 

Content belongs on web pages, not in emails.

 

Once they've published a permalink to a job announcement on their blog, it becomes *much* easier for anyone else that wants to help them to blog about it and send people their way.

 

If they can't do 1) and 2) then they certainly don't need a business development director, they first need someone to handle communications period who understands how the web works in this day and age. In fact, biz dev is actually a huge distraction for a startup of any kind (as I can very much relate to from experiences at Technorati).

 

Tantek

 

microformats opportunity for sites that do peer reviews

Usually regarding one or more sites that could use microformats, and maybe would hire someone to help add microformats. As I'm currently a bit too busy to take on specific one-off microformat projects, I like to get the developers of such sites involved/educated directly, both so they can do the microformats markup themselves, and so that they'll maintain it.

 

Hi ----,

 

Good to hear from you.

 

Take a look at http://corkd.com/ - it's social wine reviews site (all user reviews) and uses microformats all over the place already, for the reviews, tags, the profiles of people, and their relationships.

 

If you have contacts at those companies, please encourage them to adopt microformats and encourage their developers to join the microformats community and get started:

 

http://microformats.org/

 

http://microformats.org/wiki/get-started

 

Thanks, and hope you are doing well.

 

Tantek

 

proposal for a new microformat

Very often people prematurely propose a new microformat on the microformats-new (or worse, microformats-discuss) list, name it hWhatever etc.

 

 

Hello ---- and welcome.

 

I'd suggest taking a look at the wiki home page:

 

http://microformats.org/wiki/

 

In particular, check out the "How to contribute" section:

 

"Before proposing any new microformats, make sure your website is POSH, uses existing microformats, and then read the process."

 

Thanks,

 

Tantek

 

request for help with a new microformats or addition

When people IM me asking to talk to me about working on a new microformat privately, or adding/improving existing microformats.

 

Hi ----, I don't have much time to work on this myself. I encourage you to join the #microformats IRC channel on irc.freenode.net and seek other interested folks there. I try to be on there from time to time as well, and I'll try to contribute as I can.

 

Thanks,

 

Tantek

 

email from a new list that a friend put you on unsolicited

Hi ----, I don't remember signing up this email address for any lists, but I have gone ahead and unsubscribed anyway.

 

If by chance you signed me up for this email group/list, I would like to kindly request that you not sign up any of my email addresses for any email groups or lists.

 

Thanks,

 

Tantek

 

 

Template fragments

Often you can't template an entire email response, but perhaps can re-use a paragraph or two.

 

2007 post Technorati catchup

Hi ___,

 

Apologies for taking so long to get back to you. My last days at Technorati kept me very busy and subsequently I've been heads down handling urgent matters that I had previously postponed until I had left Technorati.

 

Communication redirection

In general I still have far too much email to catch-up on, and while I'm methodically improving my overall email handling efficiency in terms of lists, handling different types of emails etc., I recognize there are limits to how fast I can keep up with how much email I seem to get, and thus my email responsiveness has a very high variance.

 

However, I've been working on improving my communication efficiency in general [1], and thus if possible, I encourage you to contact me via instant messaging for meeting up or notifying me of events you think I might be interested in. I also encourage you to try out <http://upcoming.org/> as well for tracking which events I find interesting as well as noting which events you find interesting. Please add me: <http://upcoming.yahoo.com/user/6623>

 

Thanks,

 

Tantek

 

[1] http://tantek.pbwiki.com/CommunicationProtocols

 

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