Comments on: Please Consider The Environment Before Printing This Post https://pthree.org/2010/10/06/please-consider-the-environment-before-printing-this-post/ Linux. GNU. Freedom. Tue, 31 Oct 2017 18:00:46 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0-alpha-42127 By: Matt Spiers https://pthree.org/2010/10/06/please-consider-the-environment-before-printing-this-post/#comment-114858 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 20:21:33 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1588#comment-114858 I think you are misinterpreting this signature entirely. I'm an IT security consultant and primarily work with federal clients. This signature isn't referring to the "green" environment at all. Rather, it's relaying the message that, "this email may contain PII or other sensitive information, please be aware of this when you make a hard copy or send it to a public printer where you may forget to go pick it up."

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By: Aaron https://pthree.org/2010/10/06/please-consider-the-environment-before-printing-this-post/#comment-111496 Sat, 23 Oct 2010 12:49:35 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1588#comment-111496 Not an issue for me. It's exaggerated here, but in reality, there are more bytes in the HTML that composes the signature itself than there are bytes in the actual image. You should be more annoyed that I'm composing an HTML email than you are an image that orders of magnitude smaller than the email.

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By: Jj https://pthree.org/2010/10/06/please-consider-the-environment-before-printing-this-post/#comment-111495 Sat, 23 Oct 2010 06:19:11 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1588#comment-111495 Biggest issue about the signature is the attached image for leaf that will be forwarded and forwarded as extra attachments just to use a picture on the signature.That is orders of magnitude more annoying.

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By: lol https://pthree.org/2010/10/06/please-consider-the-environment-before-printing-this-post/#comment-111477 Sun, 17 Oct 2010 14:08:55 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1588#comment-111477 Testing if three.org can detect chrome mini on android

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By: Paul https://pthree.org/2010/10/06/please-consider-the-environment-before-printing-this-post/#comment-111459 Thu, 07 Oct 2010 21:10:39 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1588#comment-111459 I'd always assumed that the statement existed on corporate emails for two reasons:

1) To cut down on paper use inside the office from people printing out internal emails, thus reducing costs.
2) To make the company look good to external people so they think favourably on it.

I'd expect those people having such a signature for genuine environmental concerns would be in a minority.

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By: George https://pthree.org/2010/10/06/please-consider-the-environment-before-printing-this-post/#comment-111458 Thu, 07 Oct 2010 19:14:29 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1588#comment-111458 Several years ago I signed people's "Guest Book" with "this guest book signed with 85% post-consumer electrons."

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By: CraigM https://pthree.org/2010/10/06/please-consider-the-environment-before-printing-this-post/#comment-111457 Thu, 07 Oct 2010 13:31:50 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1588#comment-111457 I'd recommend the following disclaimer, should one arise:

"You're going to do whatever you want with this e-mail, so I explicitly give you permission to do with it whatever you want. Print it out, fold it up in a paper airplane, set it to music and do an interpretive dance. I don't care. Quite frankly, the effort to craft the e-mail in the first place isn't worth the effort of telling you not to print it, not to pass it along, and not to use it for some nefarious purpose should I gain political office at some later date. So, knock yourself out. Print each letter out in giant foam letters, and dive right in, you magnificent rebellious bastard you. Because you've truly earned it."

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By: Aaron https://pthree.org/2010/10/06/please-consider-the-environment-before-printing-this-post/#comment-111456 Thu, 07 Oct 2010 12:41:24 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1588#comment-111456 @Jeff- It's not a personal signature, it's a professional one. Yeah, I make a distinction between them. Also, I don't have any issues with HTML email. I used to, but then I realized that composing an email document is just that- creating a document. You should be allowed to do word processing.

@ethan2- Heh. Perfect.

@lo0m- Meh. To each their own. I really don't care one way or the other. However, I do find it funny that by adding that to your email signature, it requires more ink when the email is still printed. Kind of backfires, don't you think?

@Ademeion- I too have a coworker who prints massive amounts of paper. If you were to look at his desk, you would see 4-5 inch piles of paper everywhere. It's a mess, and it's amazing how much paper he's consumed.

@Rick Harding- If you want to put a link in your email signature that points to your personal blog about all the religious, political and behavioral commentary, I'm game with that. After all, that's what blogs are for.

@Joseph George- You could call signatures noise in general. Really, who cares?

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By: Joseph George https://pthree.org/2010/10/06/please-consider-the-environment-before-printing-this-post/#comment-111455 Thu, 07 Oct 2010 12:02:59 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1588#comment-111455 Email signatures are part of the email itself. If anything in your email (or signature) is not intended specifically for the recipient, it simply shouldn't be in there! Anything else is just noise ignored by all.

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By: Rick Harding https://pthree.org/2010/10/06/please-consider-the-environment-before-printing-this-post/#comment-111454 Thu, 07 Oct 2010 11:44:46 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1588#comment-111454 "Do you really want to tell the world how they should behave?"I'm sorry, but this is sounding just a little hollow after seeing the 4-part mini-series "Email Netiquette" go by on the planet.

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By: Ademeion https://pthree.org/2010/10/06/please-consider-the-environment-before-printing-this-post/#comment-111453 Thu, 07 Oct 2010 09:39:58 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1588#comment-111453 I know a teacher, who prints every single e-mail she gets – about 30 e-mails per work day. She says she likes to read them that way. I couldn't say a word, when she told me this. I just wasn't able to speak, although I knew I should say something...

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By: lo0m https://pthree.org/2010/10/06/please-consider-the-environment-before-printing-this-post/#comment-111452 Thu, 07 Oct 2010 06:38:32 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1588#comment-111452 I wouldn't change it. I like that original idea. It also begins with "Please consider .." - I would hardly take it as if you're telling me how i should behave.. It is a polite request to consider.. just to consider.. just my 2 cents

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By: ethana2 https://pthree.org/2010/10/06/please-consider-the-environment-before-printing-this-post/#comment-111451 Thu, 07 Oct 2010 06:01:18 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1588#comment-111451 This email is covered under the ECO public license. You may modify and redistribute it as much as you want provided neither it nor any derivative of it is physically rendered in any way.

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By: Jeff https://pthree.org/2010/10/06/please-consider-the-environment-before-printing-this-post/#comment-111450 Thu, 07 Oct 2010 05:52:22 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1588#comment-111450 I'd open an e-mail dialogue with you just to see that signature in action! Though I must say it seems to go against the principles of the ASCII Ribbon Campaign that you promote in your personal signature...

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