Here's How The New York Times Fell Victim To A Replyallpocalypse
"Hello, please remove me from this list, thank you!"
Inboxes at the New York Times were plagued on Thursday by one of the most odious afflictions of the modern workplace: the replyallpocalypse.
As everyone who has used email knows, a replyallpocalypse isn't simply an email chain with a lot of reply-alls. It's what happens when the reply-all emails, cascading out of control, become demands to be removed from the chain.
At the Times, this digital horror show got so bad that a reporter wrote an article about it. "When I’m Mistakenly Put on an Email Chain, Should I Hit ‘Reply All’ Asking to Be Removed?" the headline asked.
"No," the one-word article answered.
BuzzFeed News has reviewed a copy of the offending replyallpocalypse and can confirm that it is indeed very bad.
It all started Thursday morning when an associate product manager sent out a link to travel deals. Unfortunately, she sent it to an email list that included many, many people at the company.