Tag Archive: netiquette

Well, they are out in full force today. The random IM’ers.

I have a new favourite exchange to make me scratch my head:

Me: So, may I ask how you came across my username
Mrn: yeah
five minutes elapsed
Me: Okay.. you got me. Since you said, “Yeah” I’ll ask. How did you come across my username on Yahoo?
Mrn: yes
Me: sigh

They then Buzzed me so I blocked them. This was then followed by multiple requests to add me to their buddy list.

As a result, the page has been extended again. New rules, new comments.

I must be getting healthy, the idiots are out in full force again:

Today’s IM began:

4:12:10    Buzz!!
4:12:14    Hello…..How are u doing today?….Any single honest male here?

So I responded with:
4:13:27    http://tinyurl.com/2nprbg
4:14:16    Please read before sending any further messages

And of course as always happens I updated the posting at that link with new rules and changes. Check the link out. I’m always looking for suggestions.

Edit: Addendum
Why yes, I am listing the culprit instead of censoring it out. This is a change of policy. Why have I been bothering to protect these people :?)

This is taken from my IM profile on AIM.. I’d been meaning to write this down.. Here’s an early draft

I don’t actually expect anyone to read this but here are my basic rules for IM. The problem is that the average person who has a personality that messages me out of the blue will either not violate these rules in the first 3 femtoseconds of the conversation and I won’t be motivated to send the link. OR… The person will violate at least 2 in an even shorter amount of time and is probably too damned stupid or illiterate to make it through this paragraph let alone the rest to figure out why I just don’t have time for their waste of space on the internet.

The list so far…