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    Linux Enthusiast cousinlucky's Avatar
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    Please Stop Already!


    A couple of weeks ago Google mail wanted my phone number in case I lost my password.

    Yahoo mail is telling me to " upgrade my browser " before its too late.

    Google is now advising me to do " email interventions " on my friends and relatives.

    It may be that I'm just too old to see any relevance to these inane ploys that these companies spend lots of money to come up with.

    I am not switching browsers, or providing any phone numbers, nor am I doing any Interventions!!

    How about leaving everybody alone and just provide the service you are supposed to!! Gee *%#& Whiz!!!
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    Wife uses Yahoo Mail. She also is a diehard Windows user. Personally. I can't stand either one. It gets me frustrated every time I have to boot up Windows XP on my bike tuning computers to update AVs, Java, Flash, Malwarebytes, Windows KBs, Spyware Balster Definitions, and the reboots go on. I feel kinda greasy after all of that. Plus I am spoiled on loadup times in AntiX.

    I haven't got the notifications from gmail like you are getting Cuz. But lately I have been running Beta Firefox 6 along with current Iceape and all my java, flash, etc...... are all current since I run Debian Testing.

    Maybe Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and your Open Suse install is getting long in the tooth (like us )

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    It's like having a salesman at your door who will not go away until you hit him in the head with a bat!!
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    Almost as annoying as those damned robo phone calls! Sometimes I want to reach through the phone and strangle someone!
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
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    Speaking of phone calls, I made the mistake of trying to "talk" to one of the sales callers. I wanted to opt out of getting any more phone calls, but was polite, and told them I didn't appreciate getting called during the day and evening with sales calls. The salesman asked me "If you don't want people to call you, why do you have a phone?" Evidently they view the fact that I have a phone as an open invitation for them to call, and receiving sales calls the primary reason for someone to own a phone.
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    Sales calls?

    I found an effective Counter-Script to use when sales callers bother you
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    Quote Originally Posted by cousinlucky View Post
    I am not switching browsers, or providing any phone numbers, nor am I doing any Interventions!!
    Same here... gmail has far too many annoyances for me to use them as a serious email services provider. Them asking me to push their services onto my friends doesn't help the situation any. I switched to fastmail just over a year ago and have never looked back, although I do check my gmail accounts now and then just to keep them active in case things should ever change there.
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    Never heard of fastmail, Ozar, but both google and yahoo are driving me up a wall. Rather than hurdle past all the obstacles
    I'm going directly to my favorite websites instead of getting frustrated every day. Today yahoo wants to know if I want to change my questions.

    Clearly the people sitting at the desks high up in these companies have nothing to do but devise ways to annoy other human beings!!
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