Tag Archive: rules

Wow, TWO in one week

It’s been a while since I’ve actually had an IM get to the point where I engage it. It’s been even longer since I’ve had one that makes me add a whole new paragraph to the IM Rules Page.

This one is a winner. Meet rasclef2005 from Yahoo.
In 3 lines he hits rule 1, 3, and 4. But then he gets interesting with his confusion over my old Yahoo handle and my beliefs.
The conversation…

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…