[Chugalug] OT: Linked-In

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 18 17:34:33 UTC 2013


I won't be back in Chattanooga for a little bit, unless something tempts be
back up that way.

On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 1:33 PM, Ed King <chevyiinova at bellsouth.net> wrote:

> yes, you are safe :)  and still connected.   lemme know ahead of time next
> time you are in town (for Alpha pickup).   I hope to be trekking down to
> Atlanta area for the Southeast Vintage Computer Festival 1.0 in a few weeks.
>
> --- On *Mon, 3/18/13, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>* wrote:
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>
> From: Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>
>
> Subject: Re: [Chugalug] OT: Linked-In
> To: "Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group" <
> chugalug at chugalug.org>
> Date: Monday, March 18, 2013, 1:29 PM
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>
> I thought we were friends Ed, I thought we were friends!
>
> On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 1:21 PM, Ed King <chevyiinova at bellsouth.net<http://mc/compose?to=chevyiinova@bellsouth.net>
> > wrote:
>
> I reject connection request from people I don't know
>
> I also reject connection requests from people I do know, if I think they
> are an asshole ;-)
>
> I have also "un-connected" a few people after I had accepted their
> connection requests.  Why?  Because I can.
>
>
> --- On *Mon, 3/18/13, David White <dwrudy at gmail.com<http://mc/compose?to=dwrudy@gmail.com>
> >* wrote:
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>
> From: David White <dwrudy at gmail.com<http://mc/compose?to=dwrudy@gmail.com>
> >
> Subject: Re: [Chugalug] OT: Linked-In
> To: "Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group" <
> chugalug at chugalug.org <http://mc/compose?to=chugalug@chugalug.org>>
> Date: Monday, March 18, 2013, 12:28 PM
>
> I use LinkedIn for networking quite a bit. That said, I almost *never* accept
> LinkedIn connection requests from people I don't know, or have never
> met.... especially if that said person trying to connect with me uses the
> default LinkedIn "I'd like to connect with you" message without saying WHY
> they want to connect.
>
> When I do get one of those connection requests, I usually either ignore it
> or respond back by saying something to the effect of "thanks for reaching
> out to me, do I know you"?
>
>
> On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 12:21 PM, Lynn Dixon <boodaddy at gmail.com<http://mc/compose?to=boodaddy@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
>
> I dunno, but to me LinkedIn = Facebook+Resumes.
>
> So, honestly, LinkedIn has little weight in my opinion.
>
>
> On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 12:08 PM, John Aldrich <jmaldrich at yahoo.com<http://mc/compose?to=jmaldrich@yahoo.com>
> > wrote:
>
> Guys, I could use some advice here... I have a guy who's the Director at a
> financial institution in the UAE who wants to be a connection. He's a
> first-level connection to someone I know. I checked with that person who
> said that he accepts just about everyone, which doesn't say much. Honestly,
> I know the purpose of that site is to make connections, but I have to say
> I'm a bit cautious about accepting just anyone.
> What's your philosophy on LinkedIn connection requests? Anyone know anyone
> in the UAE who might be able to vouch for someone? :D
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