Rules of the road – best practices when sending alerts
3 questions to ask yourself before you send an “alert” to the group:
Still want to know more about “what makes a good alert”? Here you go:
- It’s about NOW – Only send alerts regarding the in-progress commute
- Provide context – Try to make your message understandable to anyone riding your route
(e.g., “the 6:16 from Penn to Montclair…”)
- 3 tips if you are sending via e-mail
- Use only the SUBJECT portion of the e-mail – Avoid the urge to send a memo-style e-mail (e.g., Subject plus body)
- The e-mail address you need to use can be found in the footer of every mail you get
- Make it original – Do not Reply or Forward messages. Rather, compose your own one-liner from scratch
For all users of the system
- Rate! – Use the “Was this Message helpful?” feature found at the bottom of Clever Commute mails
- Want to vent? – See our novelty feature where you can let off steam
And of course: Relax, enjoy, participate. Set a filter.
While there will certainly be the mail sent that you think is a waste, there will definitely be plenty of info shared that proves to be truly irreplaceable. Please be patient and remember we are helping each other.