you ever feel like you're not cut out for texting culture?

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Postby new blood, » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:28 am

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i was just going to suggest that maybe everybody should cool out maybe
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:28 am

Kenny wrote:
mcwop23 wrote:you people said i was stupid for wishing i had an away message app for texting but it honestly would be great to be able to just have something like “in a meeting can’t text til whenever” so people don’t think you’re ignoring them

This is a good idea imho

It exists!

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Postby Eyeball Kid » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:28 am

For the record, it was not urgent.
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Postby Kenny » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:29 am

I wouldn't want them to be able to get through with urgent. If it's urgent, call
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Postby landspeedrecord » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:30 am

the expectation of responding to texts immediately is fucking bullshit
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Postby galactagogue » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:32 am

mcwop23 wrote:“i can’t respond because i’m playing a game that takes up the whole screen”



lol.
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Postby delgriffith » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:32 am

easy wrote:don't even get me started on group texts

and then these fucking green texters who end up responding to a group text in a separate thread of their own :x

Fuck off
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:34 am

I'm not a part of any group texts and I hope to go to my grave without that changing
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Postby nite69 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:35 am

ive got brain problems the preclude me from being a good texter. if i dont respond to a text within 20 seconds of looking at it then ill likely never respond because it just floats out of my brain
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Postby delgriffith » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:35 am

For years these assholes with iPhones would put me in a group message (despite my requests not to do so) and then I'd receive dozens of individual texts in separate threads from all the iPhone users chatting away in their group thread. Those days may be over but clearly the stigma remains.
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Postby nite69 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:36 am

im really good at being in a group chat tho. i think the near constant messages when a convo is happening keep me engaged more thoroughly
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Postby easy » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:37 am

Hey Del, SORRy that your Motorola G3 couldn't handle group texts lmfao
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Postby Ferrous Bueller » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:37 am

I'm about to give up on texts soon unless they start letting me italicize things
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Postby Kenny » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:38 am

I've got a group of friends that love group whatsapp messages and like I'll be at work for a day and there will be over a hundred messages. I just said to them irl that I wasn't a big phone guy and just respond when I have something to say

I do hate the notifications bar on phones and wish there was a less obtrusive/less demanding of action way to let you know. I think any notification anywhere that there are things to do/look at will always annoy me though
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:39 am

Ferrous Bueller wrote:I'm about to give up on texts soon unless they start letting me italicize things

Lately I've really been into using asterisks for emphasis, so much so that I'll do it here on the board even though I have access to italic and bold tags.
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Postby Kenny » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:40 am

I think that being on the internet from the early days is where I got my ALL CAPS for emphasis thing
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Postby grammatron » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:44 am

easy wrote:fwiw the number grammatron posted is fake. I just checked.

Sorry, I had you blocked because you kept drunk dialing me in the middle of the night. Fixed it. You can text me now.
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Postby Self Destructive Zone » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:24 pm

galactagogue wrote:
mcwop23 wrote:“i can’t respond because i’m playing a game that takes up the whole screen”



lol.



I never thought about how hilarious this one is. thanks wop
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Postby Chester Minute » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:25 pm

The fact that people literally type instead of swipe mechanisms blows my mind.
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Postby john plainman » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:32 pm

i gave the swipe method a few days but i ended up having to delete incorrect words too often
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Postby Prof. Horatio Hufnagel » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:55 pm

my friends know not to expect instant replies and don't take it personally, obvs same goes the other way around. it's the only way i find it tolerable. last time i dated somebody for a few months she would text me all the time at work etc and i couldn't handle it at all. it's not like i didn't want to communicate with her, but keeping up with it and getting sucked into expecting quick replies in return turned my phone into a kind of object of focused insecurity and dependency. i don't want to be that emotionally tied up with a way of communicating that's so easy to ruminate and obsess over because of the loss of all body language and tone of voice, it does my head in

still prefer it to instant messaging like msn/aim or facebook or whatever. one of my biggest fears is accidentally being online on facebook messenger and having somebody start talking to me. there's not a single person in the world, from my closest family to girlfriends or best friends, that i feel comfortable talking to like that. no idea why it makes me feel so trapped and anxious, like a perpetual state of the moment you get left to talk to somebody you barely know at a party and have nothing to say. completely irrational, but i'm just not cut out for that lack of stimuli or whatever. like i could talk shit with my brother right now over the phone for hours guaranteed, but if he started talking on messenger i'd start to panic on some level. bizarre (or maybe not at all idk, but other people seem to do it just fine)
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Postby Prof. Horatio Hufnagel » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:55 pm

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Postby Milk » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:57 pm

i don't know yet having never texted. :oops:
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Postby Chester Minute » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:58 pm

john plainman wrote:i gave the swipe method a few days but i ended up having to delete incorrect words too often


it learns your patterns and eventually just gets it mostly right
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Postby separator » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:59 pm

If you're worried people think you ignore them just turn on your read receipts
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Postby hey nathan » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:14 pm

the loss of all body language and tone of voice


this is why I prefer text and email and posts, I get bad reactions from people because of this and they miss my point or take it sarcastically/dry humor or personally/offensively or any wrong way they can, so I only want them focused on the information I'm providing, and likewise I dont want them expecting me to have picked up on some euphemistic/social cue/read the room nonsense theyre relying on me divining what they really mean, I take neither hints nor offense, know what you want and how to ask for it or get the fuck out of my face! or only hmu on socials tbh lol fr js
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Postby palmer eldritch » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:19 pm

I don't text people. I don't give my phone number to people.
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Postby mercenaries of slime » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:19 pm

we should all just scream into the void instead
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Postby Sobieski » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:21 pm

The thing about texting is that you have to keep opting in to a conversation, which is fine if you’re not thinking about

But I always feel like I either want to stop paying attention or the other person does
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