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I don't think I've ever used one. Maybe once but before it became fun to create these out of office things. Personally, I think we should have something like this for Substack. That way people can know if their response is getting through.

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Glad that you got rid of your obnoxious, misogynistic stalker.

My profession does not allow "OOO". We are always available.

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That was terrible, the situation with the troll. Fan was too generous. Maybe use: “You have no power here!”

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Back in the early days (decades ago), it was actually an OOF message. Microsoft started it, and it meant, "Out of Facility".

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Read the piece, Rick 😎

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Yes, the piece includes a short mention about OOF (I read the article before commenting). I liked the idea of highlighting the origin story in a stand-alone note, so I did.

My IT career goes back far enough that OOF was not buried in history--it was a recently utilized abbreviation.

I thoroughly enjoy your writing, Amber (and your career -- my wife and I were devoted to Joan of Arcadia back in the day).

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Love this Rick! Glad you’re here with us at LITD. Maybe I will pick your brain about IT stuff for a future article! 🙏🏻💓💓

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I'd love to offer a 48-year history in any way it would help! My career (I am retired now, acting as my wife's care giver full time) goes back to six years before the first PC came into being.

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Aug 30, 2023Liked by Amber Tamblyn

Much respect for OOO reply boundary setting (especially your creative one for "Brad"!). Best wishes for your writing retreat!!

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Thank you! 🙏🏻🙏🏻

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