Does anybody else have a slight wtf feeling when people don't respond?

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    Feb 14, 2011 4:58 AM GMT
    idk. i just think its really rude. like i try to respond and chat with whoever tries to talk to me on here whether im interested or not, because socializing is good. however, it does get me thinking that a lot of guys up here are just looking for hook-ups (which btw im not knocking). maybe im just a social person. it does hurt a tad. not more than a second or so. but irritating.


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    Feb 14, 2011 5:34 AM GMT
    I normally am apathetic to most messages I seem to get...either thanks, some boring ass"hi", and awkward wtf messages from faceless guys...with horrible grammer....so i dont care to respond to most of them, so no it does not bother me much if i dont get a respond....
  • DKnight

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    Feb 14, 2011 5:51 AM GMT
    No! Because this is Net world. Well, nothing is real on internet. If the one you sent messge respon you, then that is good. But if they dont, so what? Really, it's useless to get upset 'cause they dont responce.
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    Feb 14, 2011 12:13 PM GMT
    Of course it's rude, but im no longer baffled by the misgivings of men who lack proper home training. Their momma didn't teach em better.... Oh well.
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    Feb 14, 2011 12:15 PM GMT
    Don't care
  • Latenight30

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    Feb 14, 2011 12:40 PM GMT
    I am as guilty of it as anyone. It has something to do with selective responding. That is what I'm calling it. You send an email it has 3 or 4 points you need responses to. You get a reply and only 2 of them have been touched on.
    WTF? really you've read the email, why not just commit and say 1 & 2 Blah Blah, 3 I'm working on 4 Can't Happen because....
    Something.
    In my line of work 80-90% have work phones where they get messages directly to them.
    I know my boss is very busy and so it is sometimes days before I get even the simplest reply back on things but a lot of people just get selective and don't want to say anything.
    Can't do that with a phone call.
  • rebelbeard

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    Feb 14, 2011 12:47 PM GMT
    Nope. It's the internet. Not everyone will message you back just like you wont message everyone back. It's part of online chatting.
  • DanOmatic

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    Feb 14, 2011 12:55 PM GMT
    I generally try to respond to messages I get on RJ, because usually they're from guys who saw one of my postings or my profile and wanted to comment. I'm more than happy to engage in conversation, but if it's coming from a faceless profile or from someone who's a bit too desperate for an internet "friend", I'll move along without a response.

    It doesn't get under my skin if someone doesn't respond to me; I don't typically send messages unsolicited, anyway. Life's too short to be bothered by that.
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    Feb 14, 2011 12:56 PM GMT
    No.

    Some people are better than others at generating/maintaining interesting conversations.

    Some people only want to converse with certain personality types/lookers.

    Some people have their own system of filtering mail.

    Unsolicited messages do not convey to the recipient a duty or onus to act in any way whatsoever.

    Each to their own.
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    Feb 14, 2011 1:00 PM GMT
    I do when a gay says in his profile "I am always up for a chat" and then do not answer but its ok i guess
    Bu i do answer to all guys here
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    Feb 14, 2011 1:03 PM GMT
    No, they are just afraid of my awesomeness icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 14, 2011 1:14 PM GMT
    McBob saidNo, they are just afraid of my awesomeness icon_razz.gif


    My sentiments exactly icon_cool.gif
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    Feb 14, 2011 1:16 PM GMT
    _SAGE_ said
    McBob saidNo, they are just afraid of my awesomeness icon_razz.gif


    My sentiments exactly icon_cool.gif


    We are too cool for this shy world, bro icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 14, 2011 4:26 PM GMT
    lol I just had my laughs for today. glad it's mixed opinions. good to know I'm not the only one but I def see you other guys points. I just try to be nice or whatever because sometimes people need that. glad my esteem is high.

    well of to celebrate valentines day with my schoolwork and outback. hope you guys have a happy one as well icon_smile.gif
  • _TheOne_

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    Feb 14, 2011 4:41 PM GMT
    Not at all. There was a similar post about thanking people for leaving picture comments. It's nice and all but I wouldn't expect. I don't know about everyone else but I'm on several social networking sites and I don't check them daily. By the time I see a lot of my messages or comments they are days or maybe a week old.

    If the messages was interesting, thoughtful or there was a question I respond. If not I don't. Not a dis to the sender just that i saw no need to respond.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 14, 2011 4:43 PM GMT
    I really have few issues here with people responding, but I have to say, I usually don't take the initiative to do it, not because I "dont initiate", it's because I'm usually doing other things and multitasking. I do try and always chat (or say hello) to those who message me.
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    Feb 14, 2011 4:57 PM GMT
    I know I don't resond generally if someone doesn't live anywhere near me, doesn't seem like there's any point in chatting with someone I won't ever meet. However, if someone is paying me a compliment I try to respond, but there again is little point in that. As someone else said, it's the Internet, social decorum is different then in the real world. It's not rude if someone ignores you, why take it personally? The Internet may be a social outlet for some but it, like I said, doesn't follow the same rules as interacting in the real world. Man up and get over it. People don't always need to explain their behavior.
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    Feb 14, 2011 5:02 PM GMT
    I always try to respond to all mail but sometimes I'll read 'em and reply later, but often I forget. icon_neutral.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 14, 2011 5:05 PM GMT
    I don't really give it all that much thought because this is, after all, the internet. That said, it's kind of surprising to me how many times I will leave a nice photo compliment on a profile pic and get no response at all. It's not that I am expecting one, but you definitely notice when someone ignores a compliment. I would never even think of not acknowledging a kind photo compliment when/if I get one. I even send a thank you when someone hotlists me...but that's just me.