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Poll: How many females on your IM list contact you to say Hi not Hi can you help me!

How many females on your IM list contact you to say Hi not Hi can you help me!

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#1 +warwagon

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:03

On my trillian contact list I have quite a few females, on my Facebook (which also comes in via trillian) list I have quite a few more, but none of them contact me to just say "Hi!" Most of them will start with "Hey, what's up?" only to follow with "I have a computer question about X". It got so bad that when they would say Hi, instead of responding, I would say "What it your question?" They would then proceed to say "Well.. i have X problem".

When you let everyone know you are good with computers. They will suck you dry with free support. So the question is "How many females on your IM list contact you to say Hi not Hi can you help me!?"


#2 articuno1au

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:07

All of them

I brutally trim people like that.

There's a difference between being a friend with a computer issue and an issue with a computer.

Edited by articuno1au, 01 September 2012 - 03:10.


#3 siah1214

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:07

And this is why, next time I move, first thing I'll do is print up business cards with my name and a logo, and hourly rates for computer repair. So if anyone asks, I'll hand them my card. Either they shut up and leave me alone (good), or they pay me (also good).

I don't chat with girls on the internet anymore though so the question is moot for me.

#4 Praetor

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:09

pool doesn't have a 0 option...

#5 OP +warwagon

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:11

pool doesn't have a 0 option...


Good Catch! I didn't add that as an option because sub contentiously I probably thought they didn't exist!

#6 Praetor

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:33

Good Catch! I didn't add that as an option because sub contentiously I probably thought they didn't exist!


lol
voted 0; my female friends don't ask for help via IM, but in person or by phone (still very few); note that i called them friends and those are the ones that truly are; there are other females that ask me for help but they rarely talk to me or even care to say a hello so they are just acquaintances; friends are hard to get and even harder to maintain.

#7 Charisma

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:37

Well, it's not just females, but I do have quite a few "friends" who only talk to me for what I can help them with. Fact of life, I guess...

#8 Marshall

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:42

I don't use IM's any more, partly for this reason. When you have a "friend" that is computer savvy, why pay the outrageous prices for IT?

There's one "internet" friend that I'm still in contact with via email and the last time I heard from them, they asked if I knew how to crack passwords. I replied Maybe, maybe not, but I don't bend that way.

#9 siah1214

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:47

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#10 Azusa

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:57

Where's the "i don't have females on my contact list" button?

#11 Growled

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 04:38

None of them because none of them know that I know computers.

#12 Klownicle

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 05:07

Negative ghost rider, my buddy list is a susage fest.

#13 +Phouchg

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:28

Indeed :s
That's why I now reply (in fact, to everyone) with "Hi. How can you help me?"

#14 ajua

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:36

Indeed :s
That's why I now reply (in fact, to everyone) with "Hi. How can you help me?"

That's a good one! I will try it some day :D

#15 The Dingus Diddler

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:15

None of them contact me just to ask for help and if they do have a problem they come to me and pay (their choice not mine!) but I give them mates rates.



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