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Sep 2, 2008 4:37 PM CSTWhat do you do? recieving IM . . .
tipaly81
tipaly81tipaly81Moscow, Idaho, USA71 Threads 15 Polls 1,334 Posts

What do you do? recieving IM . . .(Vote Below)

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Answer, no matter what.
43
28%
Answer, but then end it quickly.
10
6%
Answer depending upon your mood.
73
47%
Don't answer
8
5%
Can't recieve.
11
7%
Detest IMing.
9
6%
Total Votes
154
I gues depending on the day, I will answer/accept and IM. However there are days I just don't want to chat with someone and will ignore it. Is this evil?

Probably not. The last few IMs I delt with were with a few men who had english as a second language. Which really doesn't matter much, but they would constantly correct themselves and so any flow that the conversation may have had was disrupted.

Maybe I was just having a bad day. But it really irritated me. frustrated blushing although I am sure it shouldn't have. wave
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Sep 2, 2008 4:37 PM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
tipaly81
tipaly81tipaly81Moscow, Idaho USA71 Threads 15 Polls 1,334 Posts
I gues depending on the day, I will answer/accept and IM. However there are days I just don't want to chat with someone and will ignore it. Is this evil?

Probably not. The last few IMs I delt with were with a few men who had english as a second language. Which really doesn't matter much, but they would constantly correct themselves and so any flow that the conversation may have had was disrupted.

Maybe I was just having a bad day. But it really irritated me. frustrated blushing although I am sure it shouldn't have. wave
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Sep 2, 2008 4:38 PM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
Hugz_n_Kissez
Hugz_n_KissezHugz_n_KissezSomeplace, Ontario Canada82 Threads 3 Polls 34,865 Posts
tipaly81: I gues depending on the day, I will answer/accept and IM. However there are days I just don't want to chat with someone and will ignore it. Is this evil?

Probably not. The last few IMs I delt with were with a few men who had english as a second language. Which really doesn't matter much, but they would constantly correct themselves and so any flow that the conversation may have had was disrupted.

Maybe I was just having a bad day. But it really irritated me. although I am sure it shouldn't have.



I have had mine turned off probably since the first week they got it...because it's a big pain in the arse!!!!!


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Sep 2, 2008 4:43 PM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
tipaly81
tipaly81tipaly81Moscow, Idaho USA71 Threads 15 Polls 1,334 Posts
Hugz_n_Kissez: I have had mine turned off probably since the first week they got it...because it's a big pain in the arse!!!!!


I didn't have a problem with it until I had three pop up on my screen at once. I insulted two of the guys to get them to go away and then had an okay conversation w/ the third.

I don't mind the IMing, I just want to know who's messaging me before I open the damn thing. innocent Then I can be on my best behavoir or just completely leave it alonedevil .
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Sep 2, 2008 4:45 PM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
Claayer
ClaayerClaayerWild Wild South West, Cornwall, England UK144 Threads 13 Polls 22,386 Posts
I don't answer them unless it is one of the people I talk to on the forums.

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Sep 2, 2008 4:47 PM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
Hugz_n_Kissez
Hugz_n_KissezHugz_n_KissezSomeplace, Ontario Canada82 Threads 3 Polls 34,865 Posts
tipaly81: I didn't have a problem with it until I had three pop up on my screen at once. I insulted two of the guys to get them to go away and then had an okay conversation w/ the third.

I don't mind the IMing, I just want to know who's messaging me before I open the damn thing. Then I can be on my best behavoir or just completely leave it alone .



Yes I know...been there done that...I got called all kinds of names for saying I was busy...and I just can't be bothered with other people's crap.....if someone e-mails me first I don't mind turning it on if it's someone I want to talk to....roll eyes uh oh dunno grin
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Sep 2, 2008 4:52 PM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
tipaly81
tipaly81tipaly81Moscow, Idaho USA71 Threads 15 Polls 1,334 Posts
Claayer: I don't answer them unless it is one of the people I talk to on the forums.


Is there a way of knowing who is IMing you before opening it, aside from getting an email? confused
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Sep 2, 2008 4:56 PM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
jampet
jampetjampetwexford, Wexford Ireland40 Threads 1 Polls 3,914 Posts
tipaly81: Is there a way of knowing who is IMing you before opening it, aside from getting an email?


go to emails. and therE is a tab for seeing who has i.M'D you- i ignore them- never had one from someone i know
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Sep 2, 2008 4:57 PM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
Claayer
ClaayerClaayerWild Wild South West, Cornwall, England UK144 Threads 13 Polls 22,386 Posts
tipaly81: Is there a way of knowing who is IMing you before opening it, aside from getting an email?


Not as far as I know.. (we have asked for it before)
But from what I can gather we seem to get them in different ways..

Some people get a little grey box pp up on the screen.. asking you to accept and IM yes or no.
and some of us just get the thing wham open on the screen (I get that)

I actually just minimize mine and carry on with what I was doing.. Let them talk to themselves till they get bored and bugger off. If I keep closing it.. they keep opening it and it keeps popping up. So I shrink it.. and leave it.

It pisses me off when I get an IM from a stranger really.. it means they couldnt be arsed to read my profile because I ask on that that they don't IM me unless they are my buddies.
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Sep 2, 2008 4:57 PM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
Claayer
ClaayerClaayerWild Wild South West, Cornwall, England UK144 Threads 13 Polls 22,386 Posts
jampet: go to emails. and therE is a tab for seeing who has i.M'D you- i ignore them- never had one from someone i know


BOOBIES! shock

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Sep 2, 2008 4:58 PM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
lisagilroy
lisagilroylisagilroybeverly, New Jersey USA12 Posts
how do you turn the dam thing off ............. please
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Sep 2, 2008 4:58 PM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
cristina
cristinacristinaLisbon, North Holland Netherlands323 Threads 15 Polls 22,257 Posts
Can't receive themyay
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Sep 2, 2008 4:59 PM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
Hugz_n_Kissez
Hugz_n_KissezHugz_n_KissezSomeplace, Ontario Canada82 Threads 3 Polls 34,865 Posts
lisagilroy: how do you turn the dam thing off ............. please



Go into edit profile and you can turn it off there....wink
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Sep 2, 2008 5:01 PM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
lisagilroy
lisagilroylisagilroybeverly, New Jersey USA12 Posts
thank you sooooooo muchcheering applause
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Sep 2, 2008 5:07 PM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
tipaly81
tipaly81tipaly81Moscow, Idaho USA71 Threads 15 Polls 1,334 Posts
Claayer: Not as far as I know.. (we have asked for it before)
But from what I can gather we seem to get them in different ways..

Some people get a little grey box pp up on the screen.. asking you to accept and IM yes or no.
and some of us just get the thing wham open on the screen (I get that)

I actually just minimize mine and carry on with what I was doing.. Let them talk to themselves till they get bored and bugger off. If I keep closing it.. they keep opening it and it keeps popping up. So I shrink it.. and leave it.

It pisses me off when I get an IM from a stranger really.. it means they couldnt be arsed to read my profile because I ask on that that they don't IM me unless they are my buddies.


Yeah, okay. I am one of those lucky few who just has a little grey box pop up and asks "yes or no". I would still like to know who the hell it is before hand, without snooping around the darn page first. sigh All well. I'll deal, thanks for the info Hugz and Claayer. wave
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Sep 2, 2008 6:10 PM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
shipoker58
shipoker58shipoker58Las Vegas, Nevada USA35 Threads 4,332 Posts
If someone took the time to contact me...I'll take the time to tell them to kiss my butt
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Sep 2, 2008 6:22 PM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
ptcruiser
ptcruiserptcruiserSaint Peters, Missouri USA2 Threads 129 Posts
hi ship, hi claire,wave hi you all!
I answer the im's but the last few were from a young guy who I wish would leave me alone,, so I am re thinking the whole thing
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Sep 2, 2008 6:25 PM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
vonney
vonneyvonneyDublin, Ireland32 Threads 9,360 Posts
I check who it is and then decide whether or not to accept
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Sep 2, 2008 6:28 PM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
ptcruiser
ptcruiserptcruiserSaint Peters, Missouri USA2 Threads 129 Posts
how do you do that?
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Sep 2, 2008 6:29 PM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
vonney
vonneyvonneyDublin, Ireland32 Threads 9,360 Posts
ptcruiser: how do you do that?


Go to your mailbox and there is a tab that says im requests
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Sep 2, 2008 6:32 PM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
mbcasey
mbcaseymbcaseyNorth Myrtle Beach, South Carolina USA78 Threads 7 Polls 21,350 Posts
I get IM's and accept them all. But it is annoying not being able to see who it is right away before accepting the IM. I had one woman IM me and she was so drunk...made my night having fun with her...laugh (of course, in a nice way)
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Sep 2, 2008 6:34 PM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
ptcruiser
ptcruiserptcruiserSaint Peters, Missouri USA2 Threads 129 Posts
thanks ,, I got it. Good infoapplause thanks Vonney.
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Sep 2, 2008 6:35 PM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
vonney
vonneyvonneyDublin, Ireland32 Threads 9,360 Posts
ptcruiser: thanks ,, I got it. Good info thanks Vonney.




Your very welcome
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Sep 2, 2008 6:47 PM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
airliner
airlinerairlinerCentral, New Jersey USA24 Threads 2 Polls 6,726 Posts
I have an automatic answering window that pops up when they I M me, which says: if you're a cute and shmart female, click on "continue" button. All others, don't even botherlaugh
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Sep 2, 2008 6:53 PM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
kkitty4u
kkitty4ukkitty4uSt Paul, Minnesota USA33 Threads 3 Polls 1,824 Posts
airliner: I have an automatic answering window that pops up when they I M me, which says: if you're a cute and shmart female, click on "continue" button. All others, don't even bother

oh so that explains why you never answered me scold
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Sep 2, 2008 8:43 PM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
airliner
airlinerairlinerCentral, New Jersey USA24 Threads 2 Polls 6,726 Posts
kkitty4u: oh so that explains why you never answered me



liar liar
panties on fire
laugh
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Sep 2, 2008 8:43 PM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
kkitty4u
kkitty4ukkitty4uSt Paul, Minnesota USA33 Threads 3 Polls 1,824 Posts
airliner: liar liar
panties on fire


not my panties tongue laugh
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Sep 2, 2008 8:46 PM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
airliner
airlinerairlinerCentral, New Jersey USA24 Threads 2 Polls 6,726 Posts
kkitty4u: not my panties


not my lielaugh
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Sep 2, 2008 8:47 PM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
kkitty4u
kkitty4ukkitty4uSt Paul, Minnesota USA33 Threads 3 Polls 1,824 Posts
airliner: not my lie



blushing you got me tongue laugh
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Oct 30, 2008 12:34 AM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
DreamWhisper
DreamWhisperDreamWhisperLondon, Berkshire, England UK2 Threads 31 Posts
Well till now havnot received IM's on this site but even if some one does for sure will reply either yes or not but politely and in a decent way,personally i consider it to be rude not to reply or use harsh words,i believe in manners.
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Oct 31, 2008 12:12 AM CST What do you do? recieving IM . . .
druidess6308
druidess6308druidess6308Aliquippa, Pennsylvania USA99 Threads 20,283 Posts
I have them shut off here, and thanks to Hugz telling me how to do it, I can't receive them on Yahoo anymore from strangers...so, basically, I can only receive them if I've already been in contact with someone and invite them to IM with me.

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by tipaly81 (15 Polls)
Created: Sep 2008
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