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First Name Chain Letter

Summary:
Email claims to be a survey to collect and compile first names (Full commentary below.)



Status:
False

Examples:(Submitted by email, 2003 and 2005)
One of our teachers is doing this survey for her daughter. DON'T ASK - JUST PLAY!

Copy and paste this letter into a new email (PLEASE do NOT hit Forward). Then read the list of names. If your name is on the list, put a star * next to it. If not, then add your name (in alphabetical order, put no star). Send it to ten people and send it back to the person who sent it to you. Put your name in the subject box! You'll see what happens to you...... its kind of cool! Please keep this going.

Don't mess it up!

Aaron*
Abigail
Adam****
Adria
Adrienne
Alanna*
Ann
Andrew***
Alex ***
Alexis*
(many more removed.)

This is for a science fair project. If you could do this I would appreciate it! DON'T ASK, JUST PLAY!
Copy and paste this letter into a new email (PLEASE do NOT hit "Forward"), then read the list of names. If your name is on the list, put a star * next to it. If not, then add your name (in alphabetical order, put no star.) Send it to ten people and send it back to the person who sent it to you. Put your name in the subject box! You'll see what happens - it's kind of cool! Please keep this going. Don't MESS it up, please."

[LIST OF NAMES REMOVED]


DON'T ASK - Just play. Read the list of names. If your name is on the list, put a star * next to it. If it's not, then add your name, in alphabetical order, but without a star. Send it to ten people and send it back to the person who sent it to you. Put your name in the subject box! You'll see what happens to you......its kind of cool! Please keep this going. Don't MESS it up! :)

[LIST OF NAMES REMOVED]




Commentary:
These emails are just another pointless, bandwidth wasting chain letter. It simply asks you to add you first name to the email before passing it on. It claims to be a "survey" started by a teacher, but this is doubtful. There does not appear to be any way for the alleged teacher to receive and compile the results of the so-called survey, so what would be the point of the exercise?

This one is a prime candidate for a one way trip to binary oblivion. It would be better if the instruction in the opening paragraph read "DON'T ASK - JUST DELETE!".


Write-up by Brett M.Christensen