Where is Miss Manners when you need her?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by dwacon., Aug 18, 2005.

  1. dwacon.

    dwacon. Guest

    I am taken aback by a new occurrence. Some people have, based on my e-mail
    address used in some mail lists I subscribe to, been able to locate me on my
    instant messenger account and think it is fine to barge in unannounced. Even
    worse, they seem to get offended if I don't have the time or interest to
    chat with them right then and there.

    The other night I was working late and about to log off, it was past
    midnight and I was exhausted. All of a sudden this strange ID pops up on IM
    and starts asking me questions. After the requisite "who RU" and their
    identifying themselves (which never occurs when they first start) I
    explained I wouldn't be available to chat and they got an attitude about it.

    Thank heavens for the "block" button...
     
    dwacon., Aug 18, 2005
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  2. dwacon.

    mhicaoidh Guest

    Taking a moment's reflection, dwacon. mused:
    |
    | I am taken aback by a new occurrence. Some people have, based on my
    | e-mail address used in some mail lists I subscribe to, been able to
    | locate me on my instant messenger account and think it is fine to
    | barge in unannounced. Even worse, they seem to get offended if I
    | don't have the time or interest to chat with them right then and
    | there.

    So, set your MSN to not allow people off your contact list to send
    you messages ... and be done with it.
     
    mhicaoidh, Aug 19, 2005
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