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The Times E-Mails Millions by Mistake to Say Subscriptions Were Canceled
NY Times ^ | 12/27/2011 | AMY CHOZICK

Posted on 12/28/2011 7:27:26 PM PST by Enchante

7:02 p.m. | Updated The New York Times mistakenly sent an e-mail on Wednesday to more than eight million people who had shared their information with the company, erroneously informing them that they had canceled home delivery of the newspaper.

The Times Company, which initially mischaracterized the mishap as spam, apologized for sending the e-mail.

(Excerpt) Read more at mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: media; mediascum; msm; nytimes
NY Times spams 8 million people because of some blockhead employee(s).... there shifting explanations do not exactly impress.....
1 posted on 12/28/2011 7:27:37 PM PST by Enchante
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To: Enchante

oops, “their” shifting explanations

typing too fast with brain spasms....


2 posted on 12/28/2011 7:28:57 PM PST by Enchante
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To: Enchante

I got that email.


3 posted on 12/28/2011 7:31:02 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Enchante

They will.


4 posted on 12/28/2011 7:31:54 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: Enchante

I got the emails. It’s not a big deal. Accidents happen.


5 posted on 12/28/2011 7:32:00 PM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, serve my country, love my wife and daughter, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Enchante
Hopefully those who did have subscriptions take advantage of this opportunity to cancel their subscriptions and demand a refund.
6 posted on 12/28/2011 7:32:08 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: Enchante

Its always good to turn off emails from your test servers.


7 posted on 12/28/2011 7:32:42 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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Not that they’ve ever had remotely close to 8 million subscribers at any time. Of course they keep lists of all former subscribers, but I got two of these spammy email notices from them and I’ve sure NEVER subscribed to either print or web NY Times.

Presumably they had my email address bc I have written in years past to correct some of their more egregious errors. This suggests that they accumulate email addresses of non-subscribers like me who are foolish enough to write to them for any reason. However, I never requested or consented to any kind of marketing from them, only wrote to criticize editorial and news output. Thus, it is truly “spam” to send any sales/marketing emails, even accidentally, to people like me who are NOT willing customers.


8 posted on 12/28/2011 7:33:02 PM PST by Enchante
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To: Jonty30

Me too. It was shortly followed by a “never mind” note.


9 posted on 12/28/2011 7:33:07 PM PST by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: Enchante

That’s outrageous; there’s nothing more cruel than false hope.


10 posted on 12/28/2011 7:33:07 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: GAB-1955

It’s the kind of “accident” that anyone involved with email marketing should take strenuous steps to avoid.

As I noted in another comment here, I have NEVER been any “customer” of theirs — never a subscriber.

Presumably I got two of these spammy emails because they have “harvested” my email address when I wrote many years ago to criticize editorial and news output. They should not have my email address in any list that could have been even “accidentally” marketed to in this way, since I never consented to receive anything outside of the specific topics I wrote to them about regarding public policy etc.


11 posted on 12/28/2011 7:37:28 PM PST by Enchante
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To: Enchante

The Times still has subscribers?


12 posted on 12/28/2011 7:40:21 PM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Marco 2012 not Willard & Barack aka the Abortion Kings!!)
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To: CainConservative

8 million fewer...


13 posted on 12/28/2011 7:43:28 PM PST by null and void (Day 1072 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Enchante

Never mind.

14 posted on 12/28/2011 7:44:08 PM PST by ThomasThomas ( If you can't laugh at your self, I will for you.)
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If only 4 Million cancel their payments, maybe.........


15 posted on 12/28/2011 8:05:29 PM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: Jonty30

Me too. And I don’t have a subscription.


16 posted on 12/28/2011 8:35:16 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Jonty30

Me too. And I don’t have a subscription.


17 posted on 12/28/2011 8:35:37 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Jonty30

Me too. And I don’t have a subscription.


18 posted on 12/28/2011 8:35:37 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Enchante

Don’t worry, NY Times. Liberals can’t read anyway.


19 posted on 12/28/2011 8:39:31 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Enchante

“Not that they’ve ever had remotely close to 8 million subscribers at any time.”

That’s what hit me first - they have 8 million subscribers?

Thanks for clarifying!


20 posted on 12/28/2011 9:12:16 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Enchante

Scared a bunch of crossword puzzlers! For Nothing! :)


21 posted on 12/28/2011 9:15:10 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Enchante; abb

Hi ... my name is Pinch ... we have been laying off anyone with brains around this joint for the past 25 years ... now the best we have left is a couple of morons including myself ... as a result, things like this happen all the time ... sorry.

22 posted on 12/28/2011 10:38:16 PM PST by Zakeet (If Obama had half a brain, his butt would be lopsided)
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To: Enchante

I got those emails, and I’ve never had a subscription to the Times. Even years and years ago when I read it I bought it at the newsstand.

Oh well, it’s actually reassuring to know they were real, even if they were mistakes!


23 posted on 12/28/2011 10:50:48 PM PST by jocon307
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