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Jutsa
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[SUBMITTED] Check Your Voicemail Inbox

Postby Jutsa » Sat Nov 06, 2021 12:43 pm


Title: Check Your Voicemail Inbox
The Issue: "Please enter your password. [...] You have... 3... unheard messages."
Validity: Somewhat scientifically advanced; Somewhat economically free (by capitalist or socialist standards)

Option 1: "Hi @@LEADER@@, it's me, @@RANDOMFIRSTNAME@@. I'm sorry I missed your call, but I... you know, I can't even see who's calling me with the amount of robocalls I get these days. I have three calling me right now! It's just unbelievable. I don't mean to come across as telling you what ought be done, but personally I think they'd best be banned outright. When I get or make a phone call, I want a real person on the other end of the line; not some pre-recorded and unresponsive robot. Anyway, enough about that; call me back whenever you get the chance. Bye-bye."
[effect] angry phone calls are being rapidly replaced with in-person confrontations

Option 2: "Hello. This is an automated recorded message sent by the Department of Communications. We are sorry we could not get to your call, as we are experiencing busier-than-usual phone traffic. We want to remind you that you can call us back at any time, day or night, and one of our friendly staff members will do their best to answer your call at their earliest convenience. Otherwise, if you'd like to be forwarded to our automated help desk, please press 3 after dialing our number. Thank you."
[effect] people don't answer phones anymore

Option 3: "This is... All-Nation Insurance... warning you that this is your last chance. Please contact us within the next... 4 business days... to apply for a new credit card for an exclusive chance to win up to 15% off your first credit card purchase at All-Nation. Please give us your: Name. Phone number. Bank account information. Date of birth. Physical and mailing address. Occupation. Annual income. and. ID Number. Or you will not be eligible. Reply to us as soon as possible."
[effect] an unusually high number of political debates feature insurance and hip replacement advertisements


Title: Check Your Voicemail Inbox
The Issue: "Please enter your password. [...] You have... 3... unheard messages."
Validity: All

Option 1: "Hi @@LEADER@@, it's me, @@RANDOMFIRSTNAME@@. I'm sorry I missed your call, but I... you know, I can't even see who's calling me with the amount of robocalls I get these days. I have three calling me right now! It's just unbelievable. I have to say, they have gotten way out of hand and really ought be banned. And I don't mean that in offense to how you run things - it's just my humble opinion. When I get or make a phone call, I want a real person on the other end of the line; not some pre-recorded and unresponsive robot. Anyway, call me back whenever you get the chance. Bye-bye."
[effect] phonecalls are being rapidly replaced with in-person confrontations

Option 2: "Hello. This is an automated recorded message sent by the Department of Communications. We are sorry we could not get to your call, as we are experiencing busier-than-usual phone traffic. We want to remind you that you can call us back at any time, day or night, and one of our friendly staff members will do their best to answer your call at their earliest convenience. Otherwise, if you'd like to be forwarded to our automated help desk, please press 3 after dialing our number. Thank you."
[effect] people don't answer phones anymore

Option 3: "This is... All-Nation Insurance... warning you that this is your last chance. Please contact us within the next... 4 business days... to apply for a new credit card for an exclusive chance to win up to 15% off your first credit card purchase at All-Nation. Please give us your: Name. Phone number. Bank account information. Date of birth. Physical and mailing address. Occupation. Annual income. and. ID Number. Or you will not be eligible. Reply to us as soon as possible."
[effect] an unusually high number of political debates feature insurance and hip replacement advertisements
Last edited by Jutsa on Wed Jan 26, 2022 1:56 pm, edited 6 times in total.
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Pythaga
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Postby Pythaga » Sat Nov 06, 2021 12:56 pm

I love this! Really unique idea and execution, and I think you nailed it on that front.

That being said, I'm less clear on what the result of option 2 is compared to the others. Is it encouraging legitimate commercial robocalls, making hellacious customer support calls all the worse, or something else?

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Jutsa
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Postby Jutsa » Sat Nov 06, 2021 1:03 pm

Pythaga wrote:I love this! Really unique idea and execution, and I think you nailed it on that front.


Awh, thank you :D

Pythaga wrote:That being said, I'm less clear on what the result of option 2 is compared to the others. Is it encouraging legitimate commercial robocalls, making hellacious customer support calls all the worse, or something else?


Both (not the something else); that's exactly what the option's meant to be supporting! I admit it could probably be clearer, but it might be a bit weird if I try to make it more obvious without clashing with the narrative.
Last edited by Jutsa on Sat Nov 06, 2021 1:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby Outer Sparta » Sun Nov 07, 2021 2:08 pm

I could imagine one of those options should have a line that says "please dial 1 to talk to a representative" or something and obviously there'll never be a representative on the other line.
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Postby Jutsa » Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:39 pm

This is a voicemail inbox. "Jutomi" ... is not available. After the tone, please leave a message. When you have finished your message, you may hang up, or press 1 for more options.
You're welcome to telegram me any questions you have of the game. Unless I've CTE'd (ceased to exist) - then you physically can't do that.

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