Yesterday I received an email forwarded to me from a student who seemed to take issue with the system I ran. They responded to an email that was sent to all of the student body indicating the system would be down for some maintenance on monday. Read on for the letter.
Date sent: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 15:03:10 -0400 From: [name removed]@wm.edu Subject: Re: myWM Unavailable Early on Monday To: firstname.lastname@example.org Wait, my.wm is going to be unavailable on Monday? Really? Like it was unavailable for a good portion of today, and the day before, and several days before that? my.wm is the most faulty system everyone I know has every encountered. my.wm is the devil. my.wm NEVER works. I have no idea why you bother sending out these emails explaining that my.wm is going to be out of commission on a particular day. We all expect, at this point, that my.wm is going to work very sporadically, and we know, without question, that when it DOES work, the layout will still suck, it will be difficult to navigate, the little System Alert button will pop up when we're in the bathroom and the middle of an email, and even its name is still going to be obnoxiously cutesy. Every professor I've visited in their office has complained about the perpetual annoyance that is my.wm. webmail worked splendidly. It was efficient and easy-to-use. I never had any problems getting into it. Its name was kind of slick and futuresque and I would marry it if I could. Please bring it back and/or make my.wm stop being quite so hideous and painful. Thank you, -[name removed]