Chat etiquette

I hate it when people logs off of chat without saying bye or anything at all!!! It doesn't matter if we didn't say anything to each other for the past 30 minutes because we're both busy doing something. It's disrespectful to just log off!

Since you don't treat me like an important human being, I guess I should do the same to you next time and see how you feel?!

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anonymous ranted 8 years, 12 months ago.
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Calai commented on this rant 8 years, 12 months ago.

But you were not chatting for 30 minutes....

For me, if I have to do something, id rather excuse myself instead of leaving for 30 min and then coming back just to say good bye...

My thinking is, dont send me an IM wanting to chat if you will take forever to respond, because that is rude. Chat with me when you actually have time to chat, or email instead. I think intermittent responses through email are accepted, lol.

a warning before hand is good too, so you dont feel bad or like an intruder :p I once sent my bestie a chat msg on google while she was at work and she didnt respond.... I thought she was purposely ignoring me, lol so since, she has made sure to tell me if shes busy like at work or something.

I heart etiquette.
I think you should write a blog about etiquette for all kinds of things!

Or maybe I should, ha ....hmmm....


Jasper commented on this rant 8 years, 12 months ago.

I completely agree. I REALLY don't understand people who IM me, then when I respond almost instantly, they take about 15 minutes to say a one-word response. Like wtf, sure, cool, act like you're too busy to respond to an IM, but don't pretend not to be there when literally five seconds ago you just typed out a whole goddamn message to me.

anonymous commented on this rant 8 years, 12 months ago.

I used to be a big chatter. I chatted day and night whenever I could. Now, I don't really chat with people. Maybe that's why its not the same....I agree, you should write about the differrent etiquettes.

elle commented on this rant 8 years, 11 months ago.

I agree with Jasper and I hate that.

I also disagree with the original poster because after 30minutes of silence, hell after five minutes of silence -- I deem it okay to just log off. Even more so if I had the last word, remark, or question.

And to Calai, e-mail is much more convenient in that regard you don't expect immediate real-time responses like an instant messenger does. Essentially that's what you're doing. You're on a chat messenger to have the fastest quickest conversation, not a long delayed intermittent convo. E-mails and phone answering machines are better suited if there is going to be any lag or delay.

Jasper commented on this rant 8 years, 12 months ago.

Oops, sorry.

anonymous commented on this rant 8 years, 12 months ago.

You've been forgiven. Just don't do it next time, okay? =P