Click here to Skip to main content
14,329,594 members

Welcome to the Lounge

   

For discussing anything related to a software developer's life but is not for programming questions. Got a programming question?

The Lounge is rated Safe For Work. If you're about to post something inappropriate for a shared office environment, then don't post it. No ads, no abuse, and no programming questions. Trolling, (political, climate, religious or whatever) will result in your account being removed.
 
GeneralRe: UK only, emails Pin
Randor 15-Feb-18 8:13
professional Randor 15-Feb-18 8:13 
GeneralRe: UK only, emails Pin
Daniel Pfeffer15-Feb-18 8:32
professionalDaniel Pfeffer15-Feb-18 8:32 
GeneralRe: UK only, emails Pin
Randor 15-Feb-18 12:54
professional Randor 15-Feb-18 12:54 
GeneralRe: UK only, emails Pin
Daniel Pfeffer15-Feb-18 20:32
professionalDaniel Pfeffer15-Feb-18 20:32 
GeneralRe: UK only, emails Pin
OriginalGriff15-Feb-18 1:03
protectorOriginalGriff15-Feb-18 1:03 
GeneralRe: UK only, emails Pin
A_Griffin15-Feb-18 1:36
memberA_Griffin15-Feb-18 1:36 
GeneralRe: UK only, emails Pin
ZurdoDev15-Feb-18 1:55
professionalZurdoDev15-Feb-18 1:55 
GeneralRe: UK only, emails Pin
Member 798912216-Feb-18 2:05
memberMember 798912216-Feb-18 2:05 
Sirs,


I tend towards considering these greetings to be just a blurb, a waste of space. I use them, because they are expected. But it feels strange writing an email to "Dear Standard Oil Company, ..." - Exxon isn't "dear" to me. "Hi, Standard Oil,..." is a little too informal. In the old days, you could use terms like "Honorable Standard Oil" or "Most Revered Standard Oil, ..."

A middle-of-the-road level of being formal is "Sirs, ...", but in these #metoo times, you run the risk of being accused of sexual harassment if some lady happens to see the messagage and claim she is being kept out because she is female. So should I use "Sirs and Madams," even when I know that only two males will read the message, or do I have to know the sexes of all possible readers to decide on a salutation? Maybe I should go for "Madmen and Madams," ... Smile | :)
NewsThis one made my day... Pin
Johnny J.14-Feb-18 23:47
professionalJohnny J.14-Feb-18 23:47 
GeneralRe: This one made my day... Pin
CodeWraith15-Feb-18 0:09
memberCodeWraith15-Feb-18 0:09 
GeneralRe: This one made my day... Pin
ZurdoDev15-Feb-18 1:56
professionalZurdoDev15-Feb-18 1:56 
GeneralRe: This one made my day... Pin
CodeWraith15-Feb-18 2:02
memberCodeWraith15-Feb-18 2:02 
GeneralRe: This one made my day... Pin
lopatir15-Feb-18 0:26
memberlopatir15-Feb-18 0:26 
GeneralRe: This one made my day... Pin
PeejayAdams15-Feb-18 1:57
memberPeejayAdams15-Feb-18 1:57 
GeneralRe: This one made my day... Pin
CodeWraith15-Feb-18 2:06
memberCodeWraith15-Feb-18 2:06 
GeneralRe: This one made my day... Pin
DRHuff15-Feb-18 11:55
memberDRHuff15-Feb-18 11:55 
GeneralRe: This one made my day... Pin
CodeWraith15-Feb-18 12:07
memberCodeWraith15-Feb-18 12:07 
GeneralRe: This one made my day... Pin
Johnny J.15-Feb-18 3:17
professionalJohnny J.15-Feb-18 3:17 
GeneralPlagiarism Pin
Johnny J.14-Feb-18 23:38
professionalJohnny J.14-Feb-18 23:38 
GeneralRe: Plagiarism Pin
"mega"-in-a-fake-beard14-Feb-18 23:45
professional"mega"-in-a-fake-beard14-Feb-18 23:45 
GeneralRe: Plagiarism Pin
Nelek14-Feb-18 23:50
protectorNelek14-Feb-18 23:50 
GeneralRe: Plagiarism Pin
OriginalGriff15-Feb-18 0:46
protectorOriginalGriff15-Feb-18 0:46 
GeneralRe: Plagiarism Pin
Nelek15-Feb-18 1:24
protectorNelek15-Feb-18 1:24 
GeneralRe: Plagiarism Pin
Tachyonx15-Feb-18 0:54
memberTachyonx15-Feb-18 0:54 
GeneralGlitch ! Pin
Eytukan14-Feb-18 23:20
memberEytukan14-Feb-18 23:20 

General General    News News    Suggestion Suggestion    Question Question    Bug Bug    Answer Answer    Joke Joke    Praise Praise    Rant Rant    Admin Admin   

Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.