Poll: What is ruder?
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People opening your replies and not responding
14 58%
People being online, deliberately avoiding opening your replies, and not responding
10 42%
Voters: 24.
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#1
People opening your messages and not responding

or

People being online, deliberately avoiding opening your replies, and not responding?

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#3
I really can't decide, they both end up with the same result anyway
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#5
Quote by Ichikurosaki
neither, you are not owed a reply or acknowledgement, conversation is a privilege not a right, especially online or via text


This.

No one is obligated to respond to you and your presumption that they are is the only discourtesy that's taking place here.
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#6
The first one seems ruder. But for all you know they could have been distracted by something hugely important and so can't reply.
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#8
Quote by Arby911
This.

No one is obligated to respond to you and your presumption that they are is the only discourtesy that's taking place here.


have either of u ever had like

a friend?

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#9
They seem to be essentially the same thing to me


When people don't respond and I need a response from them (for work or something along those lines) I try to talk with them in person since they can't just be like :| if I talk to them face to face. If that isn't possible I go around them and talk to someone else who can help or I go above that person and try to get in touch with their superior


edit: And if we're talking about personal relationships, if someone regularly does not respond to me I'll just stop talking to them.
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#10
Quote by Arby911
This.

No one is obligated to respond to you and your presumption that they are is the only discourtesy that's taking place here.


Except in some social dynamics people ARE obligated to respond to you
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#11
Quote by Arby911 at #33809367
This.

No one is obligated to respond to you and your presumption that they are is the only discourtesy that's taking place here.


"Hi, how are you?"

"I am not obligated to respond to you and your presumption that I am is the only discourtesy that's taking place here."
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#12
Quote by Dreadnought
Except in some social dynamics people ARE obligated to respond to you


I agree, my response was incorrect. There are indeed social and business situations where someone may be obligated to respond, but I think we often conflate this to all situations.
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Charles Darwin
#13
Quote by Trowzaa
"Hi, how are you?"

"I am not obligated to respond to you and your presumption that I am is the only discourtesy that's taking place here."



"Hi, how are you" in many locations will get you nothing but a strange look, a response is not a given. (And in some places the response you do get may be less-than-genial...)

But as noted, I was incorrect in my initial response, as there are indeed situations where one is obligated.
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#14
The first, definitely. That way you know that they know you've seen the message, you just couldn't care less if they know that you're ignoring them.

The second option, at least you're taking their feelings into account and pretending you don't know they've messaged you.
#15
I like to believe they at least opened the message.

(So yeah I think second is ruder)
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#16
Quote by matt bickerton
The first, definitely. That way you know that they know you've seen the message, you just couldn't care less if they know that you're ignoring them.

The second option, at least you're taking their feelings into account and pretending you don't know they've messaged you.


The second option makes me feel like I'm an idiot and it takes more effort to ignore someone that way

I know because I have deliberately avoided opening messages before

That shit is hard

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#17
it's quite rude to message someone at a rate that they feel they need to ignore you sometimes


if it's something important and they're just being a flake (business OR personal settings) I avoid giving that person any further responsibilities
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#18
When I'm passive aggressively ignoring someone I make sure I've seen the message so I'd probably go with that
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#19
Quote by EndTheRapture51 at #33809375
have either of u ever had like

a friend?

even more so if its a friend

if a friend doesn't reply you should be understanding that just maybe they are not in the mood to talk

ever not been in the mood to talk? other people feel that too
#21
Quote by Ichikurosaki
even more so if its a friend

if a friend doesn't reply you should be understanding that just maybe they are not in the mood to talk

ever not been in the mood to talk? other people feel that too


If I'm not in the mood to talk I will you know...communicate with them that I don't want to talk as opposed to being rude and straight up ignoring them.

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#23
Not really, using words to communicate is a foundation of our society.

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#25
said ichi, typiing on his keyboard non verbally

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#27
Words are far less ambigious if chosen correctly that relying on other methods of communications eg. mixtapes or emojis

Also who are you...Skullface?

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#28
skull face was an evil bastard with a skewed perception and evil methods but alot of his reasoning made a lot of sense

but no i dont want to eliminate languages i just think limiting to the use of words exclusively is dumb
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#29
THIS is the real SAHELANTHROPUS
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#31
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"Hi, how are you?"

"I am not obligated to respond to you and your presumption that I am is the only discourtesy that's taking place here."

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#33
Have you ever opened a message, and then had the doorbell ring and it takes ages to sort out the deliviry because everything is butts, and when you get back to the message, there's like a dozen from the impatient cockwomble who thinks your life is all about responding to their asinine messages and to hell with everything else?
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#34
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Have you ever opened a message, and then had the doorbell ring and it takes ages to sort out the deliviry because everything is butts, and when you get back to the message, there's like a dozen from the impatient cockwomble who thinks your life is all about responding to their asinine messages and to hell with everything else?


Ugh yes...


Dirt worst.
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#35
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Have you ever opened a message, and then had the doorbell ring and it takes ages to sort out the deliviry because everything is butts, and when you get back to the message, there's like a dozen from the impatient cockwomble who thinks your life is all about responding to their asinine messages and to hell with everything else?

What are some appropriate replies other than ayy lmao, to up the drama some more, etc.
#36
"Hold on, someone way cooler than you responded to something I sent them"
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#37
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What are some appropriate replies other than ayy lmao, to up the drama some more, etc.

"Your mum says 'hi'. At least I think that's what she said. Difficult to tell when her mouth is full of cock".
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#38
That went to 11 real quick lol
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#39
Due to working nights I usually see peoples messages hours after they sent them to me, usually while I'm asleep, and don't have time to respond to them when I'm getting ready for work or while I'm at work so it usually takes me a good 18+ hours to respond to someone and at that point why bother responding at all
#40
unless you genuinely know either way it doesn't matter

get out of your own head etc.
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