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Posted: 12/11/2013 6:19:09 AM EST
I'm new to this texting game, but the amount of meaningless texts like, "you there?" is freaking annoying. Now I have to type a one word response to let you know I am so you can get down to what you really want.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:19:46 AM EST
"ok"
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:20:26 AM EST
What is a "text?"
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:20:28 AM EST
What does this have to do with Palmetto State Armory?
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:20:29 AM EST
I personally hate texting with a passion but I am forced to because it seems like the only form of communication these days.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:20:48 AM EST
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Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
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That's what I want to know.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:21:51 AM EST
I prefer the more eloquent "where u at?"
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:21:56 AM EST
Next time someone texts you "you there?", just reply "no".
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:22:05 AM EST
Can I send a text to Palmetto State Armory to get my order fixed?
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:22:17 AM EST
To give you more ammo for your argument: while generally reliable and quick, text deliveries sometimes get delivered hours (and sometimes days) after being sent... so the absence of an immediate reply to such a question is actually rather meaningless.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:22:33 AM EST
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Originally Posted By LoBrau:
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Well, that's a valid question.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:22:34 AM EST
"K"
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:23:38 AM EST
No...

This is for the absent minded parents.


Dont fucking leave voice mails if you are gonna just turn around two seconds later to send a text synopsis of your pointless voice mail.

Irritates the holy flying hell out of me.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:23:55 AM EST
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Originally Posted By AmericanPeople:
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Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:24:37 AM EST
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Originally Posted By LoBrau:
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Where art thou?

That make you feel any better?
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:24:40 AM EST
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"yt?" saves me the hassle of typing out the whole point of my communication on my phone if you're not seeing it or not going to respond to it anyway. I expect a one letter response... "Y". What's so hard about that?
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:24:50 AM EST
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Originally Posted By captblue1:
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K
FIFY
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:26:40 AM EST
"Whats your 20?"
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:28:37 AM EST
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Originally Posted By TPK0999:
I personally hate texting with a passion but I am forced to because it seems like the only form of communication these days.
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I'm in the same boat. Here is a typical conversation with the wife unit:

Wife: You there?
Hero: Yes
Wife: Soonerborn?
Hero: Yes, you texted the correct number
Wife: I have a problem with the dog
Hero: What is the problem?
Wife: She got out.
Hero: Do you need me to come help?
Wife: No, I'm going to go get her now.
**I don't respond**
Wife: Did you get that last text?
Hero: Yes, have fun.

This could have been shortened too:

Wife: Hey, the dog got out and I'm going to go find her. Be back soon.
Hero: Ok, call me if you need help.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:32:28 AM EST
I made this reply with my voice only from my smartphone
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:33:00 AM EST
I don't understand why people expect a response when they send me a random statement and not a question. I wonder if people are as annoyed with my lack of response as I am with their text.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:35:17 AM EST
I prefer one word text responses as apposed so someone calling me for a one word response.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:35:34 AM EST
PSA: Don't text, "you there?"
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FIFY
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:36:37 AM EST
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Originally Posted By SoonerBorn:

I'm in the same boat. Here is a typical conversation with the wife unit:

Wife: You there?
Hero: Yes
Wife: Soonerborn?
Hero: Yes, you texted the correct number
Wife: I have a problem with the dog
Hero: What is the problem?
Wife: She got out.
Hero: Do you need me to come help?
Wife: No, I'm going to go get her now.
**I don't respond**
Wife: Did you get that last text?
Hero: Yes, have fun.

This could have been shortened too:

Wife: Hey, the dog got out and I'm going to go find her. Be back soon.
Hero: Ok, call me if you need help.
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Originally Posted By SoonerBorn:
Originally Posted By TPK0999:
I personally hate texting with a passion but I am forced to because it seems like the only form of communication these days.

I'm in the same boat. Here is a typical conversation with the wife unit:

Wife: You there?
Hero: Yes
Wife: Soonerborn?
Hero: Yes, you texted the correct number
Wife: I have a problem with the dog
Hero: What is the problem?
Wife: She got out.
Hero: Do you need me to come help?
Wife: No, I'm going to go get her now.
**I don't respond**
Wife: Did you get that last text?
Hero: Yes, have fun.

This could have been shortened too:

Wife: Hey, the dog got out and I'm going to go find her. Be back soon.
Hero: Ok, call me if you need help.


That irritates the fuck out of me! The GF feels the need to constantly text regardless of whether she has anything to say or not so I get pointless bullshit like that all day, everyday.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:38:34 AM EST
My best friend's text always goes like this

Friend: yo
Me: (sigh) yo
Friend: whats up
Me: nothing
Friend: insert point of text conversation
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:38:41 AM EST
LOL at people confused by the complexities of texting.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:42:59 AM EST
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Originally Posted By JuniorJr:
Next time someone texts you "you there?", just reply "no".
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Yup, thats the only answer. And then don't answer anything else, because, obviously, you aren't there.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:44:30 AM EST
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Originally Posted By AmericanPeople:
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Ya know, the whole pretending to not know what something is to look cool is just about the most uncool thing one can do. You know what text messaging is, and you're not cool.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:45:51 AM EST
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Originally Posted By CrimsonTideShooter:



Ya know, the whole pretending to not know what something is to look cool is just about the most uncool thing one can do. You know what text messaging is, and you're not cool.
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Originally Posted By CrimsonTideShooter:
Originally Posted By AmericanPeople:
What is a "text?"



Ya know, the whole pretending to not know what something is to look cool is just about the most uncool thing one can do. You know what text messaging is, and you're not cool.


That appears to be the latest GD shtick doesn't it?
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:46:53 AM EST
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Originally Posted By captblue1:
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K
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:49:10 AM EST
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Originally Posted By surveyor3:

Well, that's a valid question.
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Originally Posted By surveyor3:
Originally Posted By LoBrau:
I prefer the more eloquent "where u at?"

Well, that's a valid question.

Oddly, "where you at?" is a common greeting in and around the New Orleans area. As in, instead of saying "hey" or "what's up" people say "where you at?"

This silliness is amplified by the fact that the person is looking at you when they say it.

People would call me on my home phone, land line and say "where you at?" .... my response would always be "you fucking called me at home, where do you think I'm at?"
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:50:20 AM EST
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Originally Posted By kcobean:
"yt?" saves me the hassle of typing out the whole point of my communication on my phone if you're not seeing it or not going to respond to it anyway. I expect a one letter response... "Y". What's so hard about that?
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"Y" doesn't always work as intended, when the recipient perceives that as asking "why", rather than answering in the affirmative.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:53:00 AM EST
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Originally Posted By proud2deviate:


FIFY
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Originally Posted By proud2deviate:
PSA: Don't text, "you there?"


FIFY

Consider the alternative: You may have to engage in a verbal discussion with your 16 year old daughter. I don't know about you, but that isn't always good for my blood pressure.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:54:18 AM EST
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Originally Posted By GunnyG:


"Y" doesn't always work as intended, when the recipient perceives that as asking "why", rather than answering in the affirmative.
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Originally Posted By GunnyG:
Originally Posted By kcobean:
"yt?" saves me the hassle of typing out the whole point of my communication on my phone if you're not seeing it or not going to respond to it anyway. I expect a one letter response... "Y". What's so hard about that?


"Y" doesn't always work as intended, when the recipient perceives that as asking "why", rather than answering in the affirmative.

In the context you quoted it works either way. Even if the intention was to ask "why" you are not only acknowledging that you are there but also asking what the purpose of the first question might be.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:55:03 AM EST
Every e-mail I receive from my semi elderly aunt has the exact same subject.

Subj : note


EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:55:43 AM EST
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My wife hates when I do that. I've told her that it is the best I can do while I am driving. You know how hard it is to text, drive an old azz Jeep CJ, and not spill my beer.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:57:30 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Ltlabner:


That appears to be the latest GD shtick doesn't it?
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Originally Posted By Ltlabner:
Originally Posted By CrimsonTideShooter:
Originally Posted By AmericanPeople:
What is a "text?"



Ya know, the whole pretending to not know what something is to look cool is just about the most uncool thing one can do. You know what text messaging is, and you're not cool.


That appears to be the latest GD shtick doesn't it?



Yes it does, and it is just as unoriginal and lame as most of the other ones.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:58:49 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:59:39 AM EST
Originally Posted By SoonerBorn:
I'm new to this texting game, but the amount of meaningless texts like, "you there?" is freaking annoying. Now I have to type a one word response to let you know I am so you can get down to what you really want.
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I take it to mean "Is this an OK time to call?". Reply "yes" or ignore it. If either of you have to reply more than twice (and it is not very specific information) then hit the "call" button.

Where to I send my invoice?
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 7:01:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 7:02:14 AM EST by HKUSP45C]
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Originally Posted By GunnyG:

Consider the alternative: You may have to engage in a verbal discussion with your 16 year old daughter. I don't know about you, but that isn't always good for my blood pressure.
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Originally Posted By GunnyG:
Originally Posted By proud2deviate:
PSA: Don't text, "you there?"


FIFY

Consider the alternative: You may have to engage in a verbal discussion with your 16 year old daughter. I don't know about you, but that isn't always good for my blood pressure.

I do a LOT of communication by text for NO other reason than to dispense with the casual "niceties" of conversation when I need a short answer to a specific question.

I turn:
Me: Hey, baby
Her: Hey, sweet heart, how are you?
Me: I'm great, yourself?
Her: Meh, I've had better days
Me: What's up?
Her: *Long winded story full of silliness that takes 5 minutes*
Me: That sucks
Her: Yeah
Me: Hey, the reason I called was *insert question with Boolean answer*
Her: Boolean answer
Me: Ok, well have a better day
Her: *Long winded explanation of why her day isn't going to get much better*
Me: That sucks.
Her: Yeah
Me: Ok, well gotta run
Her: *insert question about wholly unrelated topic that I couldn't care less about*
Me: Answer question
Her: Ok, Bye
Me: Bye, baby, love you
Her: Love you too
*click*

In to:
Me: *insert question with Boolean answer*
Her: *Boolean answer*
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 7:03:37 AM EST
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Originally Posted By CrimsonTideShooter:



Ya know, the whole pretending to not know what something is to look cool is just about the most uncool thing one can do. You know what text messaging is, and you're not cool.
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Originally Posted By CrimsonTideShooter:
Originally Posted By AmericanPeople:
What is a "text?"



Ya know, the whole pretending to not know what something is to look cool is just about the most uncool thing one can do. You know what text messaging is, and you're not cool.


This is what the cool kids are doing:

Link Posted: 12/11/2013 7:03:52 AM EST
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Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
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PSA = Public Service Announcement
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 7:04:21 AM EST
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Originally Posted By AmericanPeople:
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It is a annoying letter sent over a cell phone to waste time for people who do not call their cell provider and tell the to block this "texting" in both directions.




Problem solved, and the rest of you can get back to work.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 7:04:30 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Ltlabner:


That appears to be the latest GD shtick doesn't it?
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Originally Posted By Ltlabner:
Originally Posted By CrimsonTideShooter:
Originally Posted By AmericanPeople:
What is a "text?"



Ya know, the whole pretending to not know what something is to look cool is just about the most uncool thing one can do. You know what text messaging is, and you're not cool.


That appears to be the latest GD shtick doesn't it?




Old as the hills.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 7:04:54 AM EST
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Originally Posted By surveyor3:
Originally Posted By AmericanPeople:
What is a "text?"

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q17/surveyor3/whos-awesome-youre-awesome_zps2277c1d7.jpg


Yes I am. Thanks for the compliment.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 7:09:14 AM EST
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Originally Posted By GunnyG:


This is what the cool kids are doing:

http://goshuki.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/a21.jpg
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Originally Posted By GunnyG:
Originally Posted By CrimsonTideShooter:
Originally Posted By AmericanPeople:
What is a "text?"



Ya know, the whole pretending to not know what something is to look cool is just about the most uncool thing one can do. You know what text messaging is, and you're not cool.


This is what the cool kids are doing:

http://goshuki.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/a21.jpg



Absolutely the most fucking ratarded thing I have ever seen. That is the definition of being a hipster. He thinks he's being "ironic."
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 7:09:16 AM EST
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Originally Posted By HKUSP45C:

I do a LOT of communication by text for NO other reason than to dispense with the casual "niceties" of conversation when I need a short answer to a specific question.

I turn:
Me: Hey, baby
Her: Hey, sweet heart, how are you?
Me: I'm great, yourself?
Her: Meh, I've had better days
Me: What's up?
Her: *Long winded story full of silliness that takes 5 minutes*
Me: That sucks
Her: Yeah
Me: Hey, the reason I called was *insert question with Boolean answer*
Her: Boolean answer
Me: Ok, well have a better day
Her: *Long winded explanation of why her day isn't going to get much better*
Me: That sucks.
Her: Yeah
Me: Ok, well gotta run
Her: *insert question about wholly unrelated topic that I couldn't care less about*
Me: Answer question
Her: Ok, Bye
Me: Bye, baby, love you
Her: Love you too
*click*

In to:
Me: *insert question with Boolean answer*
Her: *Boolean answer*
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Originally Posted By HKUSP45C:
Originally Posted By GunnyG:
Originally Posted By proud2deviate:
PSA: Don't text, "you there?"


FIFY

Consider the alternative: You may have to engage in a verbal discussion with your 16 year old daughter. I don't know about you, but that isn't always good for my blood pressure.

I do a LOT of communication by text for NO other reason than to dispense with the casual "niceties" of conversation when I need a short answer to a specific question.

I turn:
Me: Hey, baby
Her: Hey, sweet heart, how are you?
Me: I'm great, yourself?
Her: Meh, I've had better days
Me: What's up?
Her: *Long winded story full of silliness that takes 5 minutes*
Me: That sucks
Her: Yeah
Me: Hey, the reason I called was *insert question with Boolean answer*
Her: Boolean answer
Me: Ok, well have a better day
Her: *Long winded explanation of why her day isn't going to get much better*
Me: That sucks.
Her: Yeah
Me: Ok, well gotta run
Her: *insert question about wholly unrelated topic that I couldn't care less about*
Me: Answer question
Her: Ok, Bye
Me: Bye, baby, love you
Her: Love you too
*click*

In to:
Me: *insert question with Boolean answer*
Her: *Boolean answer*

Agreed.

FWIW, the wife unit is loathe to talk on the phone (or listen to others, mindlessly blabbing away on their phones), while riding her commuter bus to/from work, so texting became our norm for coordinating ground transport from the LZ
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 7:10:02 AM EST
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Originally Posted By AmericanPeople:


Yes I am. Thanks for the compliment.
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Originally Posted By AmericanPeople:
Originally Posted By surveyor3:
Originally Posted By AmericanPeople:
What is a "text?"

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q17/surveyor3/whos-awesome-youre-awesome_zps2277c1d7.jpg


Yes I am. Thanks for the compliment.



Sweet God, that one is even worse than "what is a??."
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 7:10:48 AM EST
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Originally Posted By kingston_fisher:


My wife hates when I do that. I've told her that it is the best I can do while I am driving. You know how hard it is to text, drive an old azz Jeep CJ, and not spill my beer.
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Originally Posted By kingston_fisher:
Originally Posted By MSC182:
"K"


My wife hates when I do that. I've told her that it is the best I can do while I am driving. You know how hard it is to text, drive an old azz Jeep CJ, and not spill my beer.



Infact I do.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 7:11:50 AM EST
I don't understand why some old farts (or young people that are old farts in spirit) get their jimmies so rustled over texting. TExts are quick, efficient and can be concise. You're in the middle of something, you get a text, glance at it, and are free to finish whatever it is you were doing (or at least get to a stopping point) and send back a response in a matter of seconds. I get annoyed when my phone rings and I have to stop what I'm doing to engage in a conversation.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 7:12:07 AM EST
"u mad?"
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