Aside from all the nitpicks while reading, there are certain things that get under my skin when dealing with other folks. Oh, I'm sure I have a myriad of habits that annoy the daylights out of some, but I'm going to pretend I'm perfect and just list a few of the habits I find most bothersome in others.
Can you Google? I'm pretty sure you have a search engine block on your tool bar. So why do you take the time to send an email to an entire group and ask for the url to something? Can you spell L-A-Z-Y? Either Google it yourself or go back through the loop and find the original message that provided the link.
Digest or individual email? This is a conflicted status for some. I'm digest on a lot of loops because I have a hard time keeping up with my incoming emails. Yes, it's annoying when people don't trim their messages, but to me, it's something you have to contend with if you make that choice. When I'm individual mail on a loop, I honestly NEVER remember to trim my messages, and I don't think it's fair of those on digest to expect everyone else to present your messages in a neat and tidy scroll. I look at untrimmed messages as the toll for being on digest, and I really get tired of the chastising emails that take people to task when they don't trim.
Forwarding messages? Here's a tip...we don't want to see every place in the world where the message has been. Tidy up the post before you send it. Take out all those email addresses. It's so annoying to have to scroll through all the addresses that have received the forwarded message before it came to my inbox.
Mass promoting or sending a special post to someone? Do us a favor and use the "blind cc:" line to enter all the recipients. No one likes to know you're guilty of "drive-by posting" or see from the twenty-five other people you've sent your post to that we aren't as special to you as the email might suggest.
And last but not least...
Do you leave comments on blogs? Chances are the blog owner will see them. There is no reason to go back on the loop and leave a useless message like, "I commented." Those two word messages in response to previous posts account for at least 1/4 of the messages received.
Now, know I'm not pointing fingers because that points three right back at me, but if something I've griped about hits home, then think about it, then quit doing it. *smile*
C'mon...what things annoy you? Get under your skin? Share with me.