The Shoutbox
lol. Yeah. Got me there.
Originally Posted by ynwtf
That's pretty neat, in a way. I always feel weird and borderline creeper if I PM users I haven't had much conversation with first.

Could he/she be shy? That you (and only you) responded, might suggest you're the only one interested. In a weird way, why NOT take it to PM for more direct conversation on the topic? I'm kidding, mostly, but I can see that thought playing out.

Oh. It's not me, btw. I do weird things from time to time, but that's not as obvious a tactic I think I would take. Hm. Unless this Shout escalation is tier II of my devious plot...

Yeah, no. Not me. For real.
Maybe that's the logic, but then why the gaps between messages? The first one was just a straight-up statement so I disregarded it but then the second message came four months later and had a question in it so this hardly strikes me as the most direct way of handling a conversation, especially when another question comes along in another four months.

Ah, I might as well answer but it's just not an interesting topic. The question's like "how would you change Iron Man 3?". Short answer: I wouldn't. Long answer: No, I would not change Iron Man 3.
Originally Posted by Iroquois
Here's a weird scenario. Some guy signs up here almost a year ago and makes exactly one post, a thread complaining about Iron Man 3. I am the only person to respond to this thread and question him. Since then, this user has not posted a reply in the thread but instead sent me three separate PMs - one in September, one in January, and one just this week - in an effort to continue the conversation. I haven't replied to any of his messages because I find this approach so bizarre. Now I'm wondering why he keeps coming back here every few months for seemingly no other reason than to try asking me about Iron Man 3 (and by doing it through PM rather than in the thread).
Sounds like pretty spectacular dark comedy to me, thanks, @Iroquois.
That's definitely odd.

As long as this forum has existed we've occasionally attracted people who don't really "get" how forums work, and I actually think that's become more common, now that forums are not the dominant medium of communication any more.
Yoda - clear evidence if ever I saw it that we need a Private Shout facility I think.

Personally I'd probably only use it for any afterthoughts that I missed out of an original shout.
That's pretty neat, in a way. I always feel weird and borderline creeper if I PM users I haven't had much conversation with first.

Could he/she be shy? That you (and only you) responded, might suggest you're the only one interested. In a weird way, why NOT take it to PM for more direct conversation on the topic? I'm kidding, mostly, but I can see that thought playing out.

Oh. It's not me, btw. I do weird things from time to time, but that's not as obvious a tactic I think I would take. Hm. Unless this Shout escalation is tier II of my devious plot...

Yeah, no. Not me. For real.
Here's a weird scenario. Some guy signs up here almost a year ago and makes exactly one post, a thread complaining about Iron Man 3. I am the only person to respond to this thread and question him. Since then, this user has not posted a reply in the thread but instead sent me three separate PMs - one in September, one in January, and one just this week - in an effort to continue the conversation. I haven't replied to any of his messages because I find this approach so bizarre. Now I'm wondering why he keeps coming back here every few months for seemingly no other reason than to try asking me about Iron Man 3 (and by doing it through PM rather than in the thread).
There's a Fender Tele on slickdeals. Must resist.
Originally Posted by John McClane
Coke and coffee. Letís go!
dont get hyper lol
Originally Posted by John McClane
Coke and coffee. Letís go!
That's it, I'm trying this. I've been skeptical of that combination, but I'll give it a shot.
Coke and coffee. Letís go!