The other day I was unsubscribing from one of those spam email lists (you know, you buy something from some website ONE TIME and they think they can just send you emails for the rest of forever...what we had is over...it's like a one nighter, we both got what we wanted, it was good, but I'm just not out for a commitment right now...) and it actually asked me for a reason. The form looked something like this:
Why do you want to unsubscribe?
A) unsatisfactory service
B) the information is no longer relevant to me
C) the volume of emails is too much
D) it's just not for me right now
F) I do not wish to disclose this information
Now, at first I was surprised at the audacity of the folk at Spam Emails, Inc. that they even had the gall to ask me why I didn't want their janky bullshit emails any more...then I got to thinking about it. In the end, I decided it's only fair that they would want to know why I wished to dissolve my online relationship with them. Then, I took it a step further...if anonymous, faceless email generators deserve the right to know why you no longer want them in your inbox, don't deleted friendsite (that's umf for Facebook/Twitter/the ghost of MySpace, new folk) people deserve the same courtesy? I delete about one person a week on Facebook for various violations of my sensibilities, but I never get to tell them why. There should be a form that both people get to see with an explanation:
Why do you want to delete this person?
A) You don't be talkin bout shit
B) We weren't ever really friends, you requested me, I accepted to be nice, but now you get on my nerves
C) You update your status way too much, and then have the nerve to *like* all your own statuses, you self-centered prick/prickette
D) I don't fuck with you no more, pointblankperiod
E) Bitch, stop poking me!
F) Just leave my life permanently
I think it would bring a certain closure to an unwanted e-lationship...it has its place...but will the day ever come where I can remove both a person from my friendslist and all doubt as to why I did it? I wonder...