To all students with cute nicknames: The time to introduce these nicknames to me or to the class is not when you are in a desperate circumstance and need a special favor. The effort to portray yourself as a kitten or puppy by suddenly beginning to sign your e-mails “Mikey” or “‘Becca” is very transparent. Furthermore, it can cause confusion regarding your actual identity. Please use the names I already know.
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I received an email from a student this weekend and his email name/address was: iwannabeinu@xxxxxx
I am deeply sorry that he chose not to use his college email account.
Was this really a student??? Not a .bot???
Yes, a student, currently enrolled, asking question about the in-class essay test scheduled for Monday.
But I’ve met versions of your “Mikey” too —
So – did you let him know that writing from that address was inappropriate? What did he say???
No. I have done nothing except to respond to the immediate question at hand.
I went over email protocol in class at the beginning of the smester but…
AHA – so did you decide to not answer his mail since it looked like spam from a porn site?