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I don't think I'm getting the newsletter anymore. What can I do?

First, check spam.  They check your settings.  If you are still subscribed in your settings, but don't get the newsletters, it means that you unsubscribed at some point.  I think that we can re-add your email, but it takes some doing, since it's unethical to do so without having some proof that we can show that you wish to received newsletters again.  

 

Hitting the "unsubscribe" button on any legit site is the nuclear option, btw.  And for non-legit sites, it's completely useless anyway, so in general, I would advise against using that button, ever, and to just go to your settings to change things around.

 

Cheers,

 

Fok.

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Hitting the "unsubscribe" button on any legit site is the nuclear option, btw.

 

Woah!

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Woah!

Yeah, so, there are certain conventions that all legit sites (like Styleforum) and the mail servers we use (we use both mailchimp, and sendgrid) use.  If someone unsubscribes to the newsletters, they unsubscribe to ALL newsletters, forever.  If they unsubscribe to any notification, your email is put on the unsubscribed list, forever, no matter what you put in your account preferences.  This is for the users protection.  And the only way we can get the email added back is to get an email specifically requesting to be added back into the lists.  And since that requires that we talk to a third party, it takes time.  I think that if you resubscribe, you can actually get back in, but I'm not sure.  

 

For a non-legit site, they take an unsubscribe request as "Hey, there is someone at this email", and you'll just get more spam, and probably get more spam from more people, since those sites regularly sell or lease parts of their lists.

 

It's sorta a no win situation for everyone save for true spammers.

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Fascinating. You should write a book on internetting. Srsly. Not sure how to resubscribe but I'll figure it out.

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Fascinating. You should write a book on internetting. Srsly. Not sure how to resubscribe but I'll figure it out.

I've learned a ton about internet and internet businesses in the past decade or so, and even more in the last 6 years or so.  It's an incredibly fast growing, wild west, industry where rules and conventions are changing constantly, not to mention the playing field, and at the same time, incredibly byzantine (anyone who has worked in ad ops and understands the trading of internet ads understands how nutso it really is).   

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From a user's perspective I always viewed the internet today as relatively tame compared to what it was in the 90s and early 2000s. Hearing someone refer to it as the wild west again is interesting. I sure hope you're making some money off of this stuff, because I wouldn't want to do it. I enjoy making content but I wouldn't want to try and run a business.

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From a user's perspective I always viewed the internet today as relatively tame compared to what it was in the 90s and early 2000s. Hearing someone refer to it as the wild west again is interesting. I sure hope you're making some money off of this stuff, because I wouldn't want to do it. I enjoy making content but I wouldn't want to try and run a business.

Styleforum started in 2002, and then, it really was the wild west.  You could do whatever you wanted.  There were essentially no rules.  I know guys who squatted on hundreds of domains.  And this was not just the little guys/  One of the big book selling companies, Borders, iirc, bought all the "typo" domain names for barnesandnoble.com, and redirected them all to their site.  It was pretty nuts.  

 

It's relatively calm now, but power plays happen all the time.  For us little guys, it is tough, like steering a stiff in a typhoon.  For the big guys, it's like clash of the titans.  Uber just sold its Chinese interests to its Chinese competitor.  Instagram just came out with a feature designed to go head to head with Snapchat.  If I had to compare the landscape to a movie, it would be "There will be blood".  

 

This is Google talking to Yahoo, right now:

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Best scene from that movie BTW.

 

I suppose, being small, there are some things you are spared.

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And here is Facebook taking out Friendster, MySpace, and all those companies that exist not at all now, or as ghosts:

 

"I am the THIRD REVELATION!"

 

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:lol:

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Best scene from that movie BTW.

 

I suppose, being small, there are some things you are spared.

Small companies are never going to make you a billion dollars, but they can provide a decent living.  It's like playing decent poker at a low stakes table.  Really, it's about making good consistent bets and not taking too many unnecessary chances.

 

Big guys though, there is no middle ground.  You are all in much of the time.  A single mistake (like Microsoft and dismissing mobile early on), and you are playing from a big deficit.  Running or owning own of those companies would be insanely stressful, and is only for very specific personalities.

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SVB: I think I see what you're going for with the fat knot, but the execution leaves a bit to be desired.



knot is a 4IH eh.gif

Not complaining about which knot, rather about how it was tied. Note how it's all pushed in and unsupported at the top.
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Yesterday.

Thumb it or not: I loved this fit.

 

 

 

 

 

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Charles Tyrwhitt
Berg&Berg
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Septième largeur
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Today.

The DB suit is back!

So @Sander it took me four months before I decide to wear it at work. And that's because holidays.

I'm still the only guy around with the tie + PS combo on a daily basis.

 

 

 

 

 

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Suit: SuSu
Shirt: SuSu
Tie: Drake's
Shoes: Meermin
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Yesterday.

Thumb it or not: I loved this fit.


 

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Charles Tyrwhitt
Berg&Berg
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Smashing linen blend suit!

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