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Politeness in the digital age

I am registered in many sites pertaining to translation and interpretation. From one related to interpretation I got the following message in the afternoon. The job would have to be done the next day.

“New message from XXX XXX via interpreters.travel
Automotive world 2019 , tokyo big sight
January 17 (10:00 – 18:00)”

That is all. No “please” or “are you available”, “could you help us out” … nothing.
Just “Tomorrow. Be there!”
Naturally, I reclined the “job offer”.
Is this the style of American, Chinese, Russian or other mafia like people.
Or is this now considered to be the “new standard” of politeness in the digital age?