No Means No

In: Chartporn Related

10 May 2013

[Pet peeve] I understand that all you social media consultants, SEO officers, and marketing experts out there have to do something to justify your salaries. But here’s a hint they probably left out of your last seminar: don’t annoy content managers with multiple emails about the same crappy content. I receive dozens of emails a day with suggested infographics. If I don’t like it, I don’t post it. It’s that simple. You will not talk me into liking it more by sending follow up emails. Do not “Just check in”, “want to follow up”, or “wonder if I was still considering.” I’m sorry I don’t have time to respond to each email – but I just don’t. The flow of crap is so high, and the number of good suggestions I get so low, I have been tempted to remove my email address from the website altogether. For now, repeat offenders will be added to the spam filter – or have their emails and lousy infographics brutally dissected in public – which I suppose could be a fun new Chartporn feature. [/Pet peeve]



5 Responses to No Means No



May 10th, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Dissecting awful ones can be a better educational and entertainment tool than highlighting good ones. Do it! =)

(and thanks)


Todd Kuipers

May 12th, 2013 at 1:11 am

If you have the energy, you could always go the popehat route and be hilariously obtuse about post spam.


Frankie Rendon

May 13th, 2013 at 12:50 am

HA! I completely agree. An awful IG section would be entertaining for those that constantly bug you. I say go for it!



May 13th, 2013 at 6:47 am

Amen to that. I hate follow up emails.

Although technically what you’re saying isn’t “no means no”, but rather “silence means no”.


Michael Sorensen

May 13th, 2013 at 10:20 am

We keep a running list called the “hall of shame” at work to remind everyone what NOT to do. My favorite so far was a time series that showed % of whole represented as a series of six pie charts, each with two pie slices.

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