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General IM rant

When I'm marked as "away" on any of my messengers, that should be a DEAD give away that I'm not there, it really DOES mean I'm not there near my computer. I'm AWAY! GONE! NOT HERE! AFK! so why are you even asking me whether I'm there? Why are you even messaging me repeatedly asking if I'm there?


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Aug. 6th, 2005 08:30 pm (UTC)
Why do you have your messenger even on when you're not there? If you'd turn AIM off or go invisible or something then folks would believe you weren't there and won't be for a long while. ;)
Aug. 7th, 2005 01:31 am (UTC)
Lots of people with a cable connection leave their messengers on even if they're not there. What's wrong with that? I do it in case folks need to leave me a message about something (which they do at times, but "HELLO YOU THERE" is hardly a message when it's clearly stated the person's away)

I leave my IRC on even if I'm not there...no one PMs me there when I'm gone and clearly marked as not there.
Aug. 7th, 2005 01:55 am (UTC)
::shrugs:: Just a suggestion. And your IRC friends know you're going away because you tell them. A lot of people mark themselves as away though when they're just waiting for someone to show or doing things around the house which might take only 20 or so minutes to complete. So people think that they are there near the computer but just away from the keys. I agree it's annoying when people don't get a response and keep bugging you, but nothing you can do about that.
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