I often receive more annoying robocalls on my personal phone than welcomed calls from unknown numbers. My usual solution is to quickly google the number to see if any scam reports are available and then quickly answer if not.
But I might start the practice of texting ahead of calling someone unfamiliar with a quick message like “This is John Smith's phone. I'll be calling shortly.” That way, I would ensure that my call was picked up or at least given the priority they prefer.
Or maybe I'm just a weirdo that worries too much about the consequences of actually answering robocalls :)
Or do what I do and answer every unknown call with "911. What's the location of your emergency?"
My strategy is generally just not to answer and let them leave a message if it's an actual person. Unless I have some reason to be expecting the call, I think that most people nowadays would find it reasonable that calling someone who doesn't have your number might result in you having to leave a message. If it is an actual person, I'll very often call them back immediately after listening to the message.
Hitta.se (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=se.hitta.andro...) will automatically look up the caller's name in the (equivalent of the) yellow pages.
I assume there's an equivalent in most other countries?
Around here we have a number of forward/reverse lookup services (I use 1881.no) but I have a hard time finding anything similar for other countries. Right now I am trying to look up what I believe is a Californian number but where do I find a usable phone registry for US?
Not the best option considering the app sends them all your contacts.
And "gentlemen's clubs" now typically means strip clubs in modern culture.
Less chance of being bitten by people who seems to think they does the planet a service by rejecting and deleting content.
I recognise this might only be a misunderstanding, I rarely get bitten myself but I have seen enough useful questions and answers being punished on SO and enough Meta discussions telling everyone how great this is to learn that the site is mostly not for me.
Welcomes? Over the years there have been many projects to make Wikipedia more welcoming to newcomers, because WP recognised that the "don't bite the newbies" guidance is nto always followed.
I don't know what it's like now. I'd be interested to see the results of surveys of new editors.
I've had edits rejected and I must say Wikipedia's 'assume good faith' policy makes it less hard on the newbie ego.
Maybe newbie edits that don't cut the mark is one of the processes that attempt to drive the quality upward.
It is a more general article on what we now call business cards, and contains a significant amount of information about the use of business cards in Japan and the etiquette involved.
OP, on the other hand, is about a specific precursor to the modern business card that only existed in the West.
Out would come this plain white business card, with 2 words printed: "My Card".
He would perform this satire with the most grace and seriousness he could muster.
It'd be fun if articles had links to their equivalents in other languages, with automatic translation. A problem with Wikipedia is that each language is a separate silo, which lowers the value of an universal encyclopedia.