A Netiquette Question for Discussion
Ok, so let’s say that you are in the habit of sending out e-mails to an acquaintance with opinions, links to articles, and the like. Usually you send such missives to a set group of acquaintances and sometimes you just target a specific person whom you assume will be especially interested in a said topic.
Let’s say you do this anywhere from once every couple of weeks to multiple times a day, depending on the mood. Further, let’s say that early on your acquaintance did respond a few times to your e-mails but usually doesn’t say a peep.
Here’s the issue: unbeknownst to you, you are driving said acquaintance a tad nuts as said acquaintance isn’t too impressed with either the reading suggestions or the commentary attached thereto. Further, after politely ignoring you for quite some time, said acquaintance is getting rather tired of deleting your e-mails.
So the question: would you rather said acquaintance politely ask you to remove his e-mail from your distribution list or would you prefer that said acquaintance simply set up a filter that seamlessly and silently places your correspondence in the trash can?
In other words: would you rather be told (after years) that your e-mails aren’t welcome or continue sending said e-mails directly into said acquaintance’s trash can?