[Theforum] Re: survey feedback

aardvark roselli at earthlink.net
Sun Nov 25 11:23:30 CST 2001

> From: Madhu Menon <webguru at vsnl.net>
> Well, when you ask "any more silly questions?", I'm not sure what to
> make of it. To me, it just sounds like a slap on the face, at least in
> this part of the world. I don't know whether you had a smile on your
> face or a frown while you were writing that. So I have to take the
> statement at face value i.e., you really think I'm asking silly
> questions.

nope, just me being silly myself...

> I wrote a mail to Rudy yesterday telling him, "Oh, bugger off, Rudy!"
> and then put a smiley after it. That made it clear to him that I
> wasn't really annoyed. He wrote back saying he was glad I put a
> smiley, or else it could have been misinterpreted.

yeah, i'm lucky in that rudy knows better with me... i think...

> >as other evolters will tell you, i'm not surly in real life...
> Unfortunately, I live too far away so I may never meet you. Without
> that, I don't much about whether you're a funny guy, quiet guy,
> sensitive guy, insensitive guy, or whatever...

i'm a jerk... a complete knee-biter...

> On the Web, we miss tone, inflection, and context of speech. We also
> live in different cultures. It's very easy to get misunderstood.

i know... neat, huh?

> That's what emoticons are for. :)


just assume somewhere over 90% of what i say is actually 
accompanied by a smiley, and you'll be all set...

annoying, aren't i?

More information about the theforum mailing list