Author Topic: Ultimative Strategy Guide for communicating with other people  (Read 1385 times)

Volley

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Ultimative Strategy Guide for communicating with other people
« on: September 24, 2011, 10:11:04 AM »
The Reason for writing this (Names and hours anonymized):

A lot of you probably know something like this:

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[hh:05:47] --> SRPlayer has joined this channel (~Steam1100@x.com).
[hh:05:58] <-- SRPlayer has left this server (Client Quit).

Gone before one can say "hello".

Or this:

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[hh:25:46] --> SRPlayer has joined this channel (~Steam1100@y.com).
[hh:25:56] <SRPlayer> hello?
[hh:26:05] <-- SRPlayer has left this server (Client Quit).

Great. A total of 9 seconds to answer!

And what finally did make me eat part of my keyboard today:

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[hh:32:04] --> A has joined this channel (~Steam1100@a.com).
[hh:32:26] <A> Volley you there?
[hh:34:35] <Volley> A: yep . just returned
[hh:34:53] <-- A has left this server (Remote host closed the connection).

Yeah, i was there. Was that all you wanted to know?
Then, a bit later:

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[hh:51:40] --> A has joined this channel (~Steam1100@a.com).
[hh:51:50] <A> Volley are you there?
[hh:52:12] <-- A has left this server (Client Quit).

Come on ..!

What do you people think how a conversation works?
Do you expect everybody does nothing more than sit there paying only attention to the chat window, waiting for someone to ask something, and then speed-type the answer within a second?
Or do you expect the answers will magically be brought to you by some Hogwart owls?

If you want instant answers, go talk to Remnant, the bot.
If you want to communicate with humans, stay in the chat, dammit!

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Re: Ultimative Strategy Guide for communicating with other people
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2011, 08:21:36 PM »
Lol. I'm partially guilty of this. I have a bad habit of closing the window when I need to use more of my screen, but at least I'm not asking if you're there then running away.

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Re: Ultimative Strategy Guide for communicating with other people
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2011, 04:07:37 PM »
Come on ..!

What do you people think how a conversation works?
Do you expect everybody does nothing more than sit there paying only attention to the chat window, waiting for someone to ask something, and then speed-type the answer within a second?
Or do you expect the answers will magically be brought to you by some Hogwart owls?

If you want instant answers, go talk to Remnant, the bot.
If you want to communicate with humans, stay in the chat, dammit!

You've described so well I loled.
True. So true.
People need little more patience.
« Last Edit: October 04, 2011, 04:09:45 PM by colonyan »