Q: A woman I know often uses group text-messages to send invitations—and I end up getting tons of replies from people I don’t know. Help!
A: A short text (sent just to her) with a nice request should quash the e-flurry. You can’t lose with a clear, straight-forward text: “Not sure if you realize it, but when you send out a group invite by text, we all get every reply, and my phone beeps nonstop. Could you ask folks to respond to you only? Thanks! ” And if you have a smartphone, you can also check your settings and turn off the group-messaging option. Done!