Posts Tagged ‘ugres_rcfs’

When Mailing List Incompetence Meets Internet Memes

Monday, April 11th, 2011

This video makes the entire mailing list fiasco worth it.

The Great Mailing List Fail of 2011 (Updated)

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

After today, five minutes of all training sessions for Stanford administrative staff will be devoted to instructing people on the proper way to communicate information to students. That is, NEVER ADD THEM TO ONE GIANT MAILING LIST THAT THEY CAN SEND EMAILS TO. They will figure this out, they’re Stanford students.

At 5:20PM, all 6000+ students of Stanford’s undergraduate population found themselves added to the ugres_rcfs mailing list (which is officially the distribution list for Student Housing Undergraduate Room Condition Forms). The first email from the list was a repeat of a police report that had been issued last night, probably from the list’s administrator. Within minutes, people started asking the entire membership of the mailing list questions about the list, sparking several message threads of increasing confusion, rage, and diabolical glee.