Do you judge people based on their email address?

posted 3 years ago in Technology
  • poll: Do you judge people on their email addresses?
    Yes : (63 votes)
    28 %
    Sometimes : (54 votes)
    24 %
    If it's really ridiculous : (94 votes)
    42 %
    Not at all : (12 votes)
    5 %
    Other (please elaborate!) : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2052 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @ladyamalthea:  I work for an insurance company and part of what we do is ask for an email as an additional form of contact.

    It’s VERY easy to judge people based on user names they create for themselves haha.  One guy’s user name was ‘peepshow@domain.com’.  He felt then need to tell me that ‘peepshow’ was selected because his wife loves the marshmellow peeps-NOT BECAUSE HE’S A PEEPER.  And yeah, at that moment, I totally thought this story was waaaay to elaborate and this dude is a creepy peeper.

    For my friends though I don’t really judge because I know them.  I have some friends with some, well, interesting names and it’s all in good fun.

    And domains are easier to judge.  You can see where people went to college or where they work haha.

    So I answered ‘other’.  For my friends I’m all ‘meh’ but strangers, yeah, you’re getting judged haha

    Post # 4
    Member
    1888 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @ladyamalthea:  I don’t judge too much on domain names (unless I run across a Prodigy one and then I laugh).  I do think about the actual name through.  I’m job hunting so I do notice names that are cute, contain inappropriate language, or other oddness.

    Post # 5
    Member
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My email is with AOL. I’ve had it for about 17 years and wont ever change it. It is basic and easy for people to remember. I judge when people have sexy or naughty or something like that or the #69. Lol

    Post # 6
    Member
    1822 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    I judge when I see chatspeak/flirty or misspelled/cutesly words – “baby/baybee”, “hottie” “chick” “chika” “gurl” “sexi” and whatever else variations there are. I just imagine a total airheaded bimbo, which I guess I have to admit is more judgemental than I try to conduct myself… but sometimes I can’t help it. People make dumb screennames.

    edit: I haven’t run across many of these since like 2003, but still on occassion one will pop up.

    Post # 7
    Member
    9531 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My friends must have boring emails. The most I can judge i guess their birth or gradutation year and their maiden name!

    Post # 8
    Member
    105 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I work at a school and I must say that some e-mail addresses are so ridiculous. I, myself, have a silly email address from middle school that I still use, but only for close people. Although it can be the highlight of my day, sometimes I am shocked that parents use some of the addresses they do for their child’s school. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    189 posts
    Blushing bee

    Some times i do. If its really silly or ‘teenage girlish’ (nickjonas4evr@). Yeah……fun question though.

    Post # 10
    Member
    8518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Nope. I cant judge others, considering I still use the one I made when I was 12. Its got bratty and gurl in it. So yeah, no juding here. XD

    Post # 11
    Member
    6644 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I don’t judge due to my hotmail which I don’t use as much used is a silly name and was made long long long time ago.  Same with the yahoo email. What someone does for email addy is their own business.  

    Post # 12
    Hostess
    15072 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’ll admit, I totally judge on email addresses. I can’t help it. When I was really active in political campaigns, it was one of my jobs to collect and input emails. I’ve seen some of the most ridiculous email addresses from seemingly highly professional people. I have had the same one for years, I even have mine reserved on all the free email sites and have paid for a few just to hold my name. I also did the same with my first/last name combo. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    830 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @ladyamalthea:  Eh, I don’t really. But when I’m looking to hire someone for a job and their contact email is demon_child666@live.com / spwnofsatan_4lyf@gmail.com, you can be sure I won’t be calling them back for an interview…

    And no hard feelings, but if your email is candiii_babiii2345652@yahoo.com, please don’t expect me to take you seriously either!

    Post # 14
    Member
    855 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Depends.  If it’s for personal correspondence then that’s one thing.  But I have a junk account that is just for invited spam which is probably really random for an email address.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1134 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @ladyamalthea:  I don’t judge if it’s their name or something like that. I will judge if they are using an email that could have been made by a 13 year old girl, like “ilovejustinbieber” or something similar, lol.

    For my flute lesson business, I require that the student or their parent provide me with an email so we can correspond outside of the lesson hour. Most of the parents just provide their work email or something with their name in it like “SmithFamily”, etc. I did have one mom give me a ridiculous email address: kiss_me_through_the_open_window. Like that is ridiculous, I honestly laughed at it with FH later that night.

    Post # 16
    Member
    320 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    In highschool my friends and I used to like to tell various cashiers that our email address was “bigbootyho@blank.com” juuuust to see their reactions. I don’t really judge people, sometimes it makes me giggle. 

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