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rutee07
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Why do some people chat like this?

Person: Hi
Person: I have a
Person: problem
Person: there's error in the
Person: module

...

Person: Yes
Person: but
Person: how it know
Person: it is correct

It's so annoying, each message pops-up and it's impossible to read just one and make any sense of it. It's hard when you're busy doing something but you still need to communicate with this person for some changes and instead of looking at the messages once they are completely composed, you have to watch Skype and wait as the other person types and enters each fucking word.

I remember asking one of my team members in a previous company before to stop doing this and he made me look like a total bitch for telling him to construct his message first before sending it.

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    why would you
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    ask your coworker to construct
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    his message?
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    I mean I sometimes send myself multiple short messages in a row but they are either selfcontained or corrections for typos.
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    Mostly because people have trouble forming well thought sentences.
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    @Jilano Maybe they should go back to the womb?
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    My manager does this. She just HAS to send the initial "hi" before typing the actual message.
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    @cst1992 I usually don't respond when someone just says "hi" and I just wait for them to send the next message indicating what they want but I noticed that some people never send another message unless you respond to their "hi".
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    @rutee07 Exactly. Are you sure you don't have the same manager as me?
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    @cst1992 It's not my manager, it's the BA. 😒
  • 10
    Some people send "hello, how are you" before every conversation. I know you don't really care about how I am so stop asking me that. -.-
  • 6
    @exceptionalGuy The most polite I can go is "Hi <name>, I'm getting this error when doing <whatever>." Most days, I just go straight to the point.
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    it helps to read things when they're spaced out, probably just as many people realize that as those that don't. Quite a few of them probably don't realize you can usually insert a space with out sending the message though.
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    The issue
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    With it?
  • 1
    @M1sf3t It makes sense if it's sentences or paragraphs but the example above are words. One sentence is broken down into words and entered separately. I don't see how the example above is useful.
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    @Codex404 At least you capitalized. Lol.
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    I've rarely seen that -- one word in each message.

    But there's a reason why I sometimes split my messages: In chatting, the other person doesn't know when you're done with what you want to say, so they start replying before you're finished, often focusing on the wrong part of your message. By the time you finish typing the second part of your message, their premature response has already changed the subject and made everything you've typed but not sent yet irrelevant. This especially happens to me on the phone because I'm a really slow phone typer.

    Thus, if I fear that that could happen, I sometimes break my message into smaller chunks to signal the other person that there's more coming from me and that they should wait.
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    @acz0903 As long as they are complete sentences, I think that's reasonable. It's a chat after all.
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    People wanna hit "Enter" ASAP. It's hard-coded
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    It can happen when people's screens and / or windows are too small.

    In AOL world many years ago the default window size was about large enough for 4 words..

    When I started to show people you could make it larger, they was amazed !

    This probably explains why in Facebook, you can't resize the chat window, because whoever wrote it, didn't know about that kind of advanced computery thingy !

    I know you can go fullscreen in Facebook, but can you detach the chat window and resize it ?

    I did ask folk, but no one actually understood my question, let alone tell me if I could or not !
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    @Nanos Hahaha. "AOL world" πŸ˜‚
    All my co-workers use a decent size computer though and we all use Skype for desktop.
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    @rutee07

    Perhaps they all need a second screen just for the chat windows. :-)
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    @Nanos Or a second brain.
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    @rutee07

    Isn't that what smart phones are for.. ;-)

    Some also say marriage..
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    I am almost certain these people have am ocd requiribg them to press the ENTER button every 2.5 seconds. Which effectively breaks their sentences into multiple messages
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    @netikras

    Some people actually talk like this..

    I sometimes bump into folk who tell me that my sentences are too long for them to understand.

    By sentences, they actually mean, more than one line..

    And of course, they don't use the word 'sentence' often either !

    "u type long"

    "not understand u"

    Mind you, this place gets upset if I type more than 1,000 characters.. :-)
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    @Nanos Never change. I prefer the way you talk over people with the speaking capacity of an infant.
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    @Nanos
    u type long
    I type int32
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    Also, there's the continuous “badabling! badabling! badabling! badabling! badabling!” notification sounds for each message. It's annoying as fuck, especially if you can't mute them for any reason.

    In my case, I don't fucking care if the other person gets bitchy about it; I'll tell them straight up.
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    @ethernetzero

    I like to change the sounds to something more soothing.

    Nature sounds I like, a song bird, a cricket, something less annoying..

    Though, for SMS messages, I used to use this sound and it would make folk jump out of their skin in meetings !

    https://youtube.com/watch/...

    > Awooga Awooga Awooga

    I wanted something I couldn't easily mistake for something else, and as I didn't work on subs..
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    Because they want to look like MSDOS... have like a 20 character buffer.

    I just found out a few days ago when I actually bothered to investigate... How to made the cmd terminal "full screen" instead of it just maximising to half the screen.
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    @rutee07 they are waiting for you to acknowledge them sorta like how HTTP? works. Everything has to start with a handshake.
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    @rutee07 Its because
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    @billgates It's kind of TCP over Chat (ToC)
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    @billgates How to make cmd terminal go fullscreen?
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    @rutee07 when you maximize the cmd program in Windows, it only fills half the screen.

    To make it use more of the screen, Haven to open properties and increase the buffer width
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    @billgates

    How do you open cmd now in Windows 10 ?

    I notice mine is now replaced with PowerShell..

    I can 'run' something, but its been so long since I was in DOS, I can't remember what doesn't do anything important !

    CLS doesn't do anything..

    *CAT doesn't do anything..

    LIST doesn't do anything..

    TRACEON doesn't do anything..

    Oh wait, ipconfig /all

    Oh wait, the window auto closes, that isn't very helpful !
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    @Nanos

    I got impatient..

    https://howtogeek.com/235101/...

    typing cmd into run seems easy.
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    @Nanos

    Oddly when I maximise it, it takes up the whole screen..

    Did it not always do that then ?
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    @Nanos actually I use either cmd or bash (Linux)

    Powe she'll is like a hybrid monster? Or at least every time I've tried.... I hate how Win10 forces it but at work we are still on Win 7 and maybe that's why...

    I actually have Pro at home which I think is pretty much the equivalent to Enterprise and there is no fucking option to get it back. Usually should be able to set these configurations in Admin Group Policy....
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    @Nanos the problem is what I want is to have it in the SHIFT right click menu. To open it in a specific folder.

    I fixed it once then some update screwed it up again...
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    @billgates

    I'm not a huge fan of powershell, as it seems almost everything I want to do in it, no longer works, but works fine in real DOS !
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    @Nanos

    Which reminds me the other day I tried to run DOOM and it complained it was 16bit and wouldn't run !

    What kind of OS is that !

    Is there a compatibility setting someplace for that..
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    @Nanos why are you talking to yourself πŸ™ƒ

    U install the never version of DOOM I think from Steam or Windows store and probably Costas like $30...
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    @Nanos Use a source port: Chocolate Doom, GZDoom, Zandronum, whatever. They work better on current systems and provide more options. Just use the DOOM.WAD file on them and that's it.
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    @ethernetzero and now this conversation is completely off topic just because I mentioned DOS 😁
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    @billgates

    $30 is a lot to me !

    I just wanted to see what it was like in VR..

    So far the versions I've tried, all the controls really suck !

    I wonder what those sticky things are like, as I've only got an Xbox controller, mouse, keyboard and HOTAS to test it with.
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    @ethernetzero

    I've been trying some of those.

    Now if I could only remember where I left all my paid for WAD files !

    But it was mainly to see the control interfaces in VR.

    I'd like to develop some VR games and applications, but first I need to really understand well what control systems work well, and which suck..

    HOTAS = sucky..

    Mouse = great, but also sucky.. but you can't see it.. So never take your hand off it to type, or you won't find it again easily !

    Keyboard = great but also sucky.. but you can't see it, which is a mayor issue when you don't know where that key is you want to press !
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    @Nanos VR? I think you need like a holo suit and wand and maybe a walking pad like in Ready Player One.... For FPSs, I don't see any other way. Maybe if you play as a tank you could just have a vibrating chair πŸ€”

    Wtf Google .... Maybe it's any I ditched the YouTube app yesterday... So many typos today...
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    @Nanos

    Some games handle these issues well, for example Diablo 3 you can play it with one hand for pressing the 5 main keys, and the other hand with the mouse, and not need to take your hands away.

    Obviously this isn't going to be so useful for a Facebook clone..

    "qwert"

    "twert"

    Though I guess if we did numbers, and base 5 (Is that right ?) we would have enough combo to do the alphabet just about..

    123451234512345

    124313443123421
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    Some people should learn what Shift+Enter does.
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    It's because they are stupid pieces of shit that should have been aborted while it would have cost only one bullet to kill them AND their mother.

    In absence of that, these slimy cuntroaches need pure pain to learn anything beyond drooling on their desk. They need being beaten up more than daily bread.

    Now that's normal with children because they are always stupid, but with these retarded morons ARE eternal children until they die, which will hopefully happen soon, but then slowly and with a lot of pain.
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    I always assumed it's because it's their way of saying: "Don't you say anything until I'm done saying stuff". Maybe they are just R-words. I dunno.
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    @Fast-Nop I hate that others had to suffer for their own stupidity and lack of effort. I often catch myself saying "I need to be patient", only to ask myself "Do I, really? I'm not the one at fault here."
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    @rutee07 also, how exactly did he make you look like a bitch?
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    @telephantasm He went around the area telling everyone that I "got mad and scolded" him JUST BECAUSE he typed like that.
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    @billgates

    I thought that 4 letter word started with a W rather than a T..
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    @billgates

    VR gives you a huge working screen area, without having to have 4 x 50" screens..

    That must be useful for something application wise !

    And 3D in games, helps you to figure out if you are too close to that wall or not..

    But controls, well, that is harder like when you look behind you, but your weapon is pointing in a different direction.

    I think it means, a difficult kind of gameplay to deal with the issue.
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    @rutee07 can relate - I am actually patient with non-tech folks like PMs or so because I don't expect tech expertise from them, that's my job.

    But I hate it when co-workers who ought to be my peers instead show an IQ like a sandwich, and I'm not patient when I can expect being on a par.
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    @rutee07 What a fucking loser. There's more people who find his way of typing stupid and annoying that people who don't. Fuck that guy.
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    @Fast-Nop

    > IQ like a sandwich

    Makes me think of sayings like, one sandwich short of a picnic.

    I like collecting sayings. :-)

    Related links:

    https://phrases.org.uk/meanings/...

    https://wordhistories.net/2017/10/...
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    Imagine that "person" using email
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    @Nanos no I meant tank like those arcade racing games and simulators
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    You should chill out. Just wait a while, while doing something else. Wait until you finish the mini-task you have (or until more than enough time has passed).

    You'll have a complete sentence to read, and the other person will have stopped typing by then. Its pretty good. You learn parience and not getting upset over a small thing, and the other person also learns patience, or how to express themselves better.
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    @Quirinus That's what I do but it pops-out for every word, it's distracting. Also, reading one or two words each line is not a good experience. Normally, I would vent and just get over it which I did.

    I just don't understand why they don't see their actions as unprofessional. We're all adults after all. They should be making the change since they're doing the mistake, others who are doing their jobs correctly shouldn't be the ones adjusting for those who don't.
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    @rutee07 true, it can be distracting.

    I guess they are used to it from before and were surrounded with ppl like that, so they dont give it a second thought.

    And they havent been exposed to something/someone that made them realize its bad or demanded they write normally.
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    @Quirinus *sigh*
    Drink with me, man. 🍻
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    @rutee07 🍺🍻
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    @Nanos yeah like one swallow doesn't make a summer, but at least a blowjob. ^^
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    @flake Hi Jase.
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    @Nanos @Fast-Nop Are you two referring to double penetration (butthole and vegana)? That's the only thing that comes to mind.
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    @flake Okay, as long as you call me Adolf, I am fine with it.
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    @rutee07 did someone talked dirty? i came as fast as i could
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    @rendezvous I'm not sure. Maybe it's my brain translating everything to some dirty shit.

    @flake Don't you dare!!!
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    my boss actually told me to hit enter more...
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    @rutee07 he told me to send sentence by sentence so "they see sooner"
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    @darksideofyay That's the Twitter induced brain damage. If Tolstoi were living today, War and Peace would have only 140 characters.
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    I do it. Sometimes on accident, sometimes if I forget something I add it in with another message, sometimes to separate different topics. It just depends
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    @Nanos messenger.com is a Facebook messenger without all of the clutter
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    @darksideofyay

    FX [ Takes notes. ]

    Reminds me of ICQ live chat, that was great.

    Related links:

    http://icqchat.lebeausoftware.org/

    https://cbc.ca/comedy/funnystuff/...

    https://groups.google.com/forum/...

    Maybe I should install an ICQ server and see if I it has the live chat feature so I can video it in action, seeing as I can't seem to find any examples on YouTube. :-(

    ICQ split screen live chat, had both of you showing up as you typed each letter, or deleted stuff, so you could feel more what the other person was thinking, even if they wrote something different..

    Eg.

    I really hat (delete, delete, delete..)

    I really like you a lot.

    Now, if only I could find some example .cht files to show you all..
  • 0
    One of my friends always did this. He ended up doing it less but h3 end3d u0 typ8ng we4rd numbe4s in his texts l8ke this. Because his fingers were to long on the button.
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    @JFK422

    Maybe said friend had long nails..
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    @JFK422 I have never met anyone with bigger hands than me. Either his fingers must be 20cm or he just cannot type.
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    @Codex404

    Could have a really small keyboard.

    Or maybe one with no number row ?
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    @Nanos small keyboard? Then one types with two fingers.
    No number row? He typed to many numbers for that
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    @Codex404

    Oh its a numerpad keyboard they are talking about !
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    @Nanos wait people still use that?
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    @Codex404 Its not an issue of size but rather one of time...
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    @JFK422 ahhh misread it as "his fingers were to long" skipped the bart behind it xD
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    @Codex404

    I believe so !

    It is torture to watch someone spend like 15 minutes to type out a single line SMS message !

    One of the reasons I encouraged my mum to get a QWERTY keyboard phone.

    Now if only she had someone to text !

    The downside of getting old, everyone you knew, has died..

    This is why I recommend friends of all ages, that way, some will still be alive by the time you get to a great age !
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