While I acknowledge and appreciate the initiative involved in scanning a users GitHub page for new repos, the followup email "inviting" me to update my SOC profile to reflect the new repo ends up reading more like a creepy stalker.

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    For your viewing pleasure
    – gobernador
    Commented Jul 18, 2012 at 20:24
  • The simile here, while humorous, is annoying and counts as one strike against Careers. The question remaining is whether there are 2 or 3 strikes per out in this game.
    – penryu
    Commented Jul 18, 2012 at 21:04
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    @gobernador: I'm seriously creeped out right now.
    – user102937
    Commented Jul 18, 2012 at 23:44

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Update: We no longer send this email at all!

We're going to tweak the email to not be so...stalkerish.

We do prefer (and users have responded positively to date) the personalized calls to update your profile. If you receive one, you won't receive the more generic nudge email we send out every three months.

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    For those unaware, Will is the product manager for Careers 2.0.
    – Aarthi
    Commented Jul 19, 2012 at 21:16

Just to make sure this gets a post of its own because it is awesome. All credit to gobernador

Meme in question is "Overly Attached Girlfriend".


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