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Misunderstanding tone through the Internet or texting
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Posted 10/10/14 , edited 10/18/14
Just as the title says. Has it happened to you? Does it affect communication? Etc.

Delete this if it is already a thread.

Personally, I feel as though I sound annoying most of the time. Its hard to get feedback on what you say until its too late.


Edit:It feels like this sometimes...


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Yes it has. It's hard to see intention in written words.It's why I'm glad we've gone from MSN Messenger all the way to Skype. Seeing faces makes it harder to get your signals crossed.
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You have to put extra effort into making your sarcasm more obvious or else people will think you mean what you say. It happens too many times.
Posted 10/10/14
Without tone, words are just words.

I'm on fire.

It's that one, alright.

Of course.

To make these "sound" the way you want them to it'd be

I'm on fire!!!!!!

It's that one, alright.

Of course *sarcasm* (bunch of emoticons)

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Posted 10/10/14
Yeah sometimes, and my messages have been misconstrued by others too. Often my only remotely safe way out is to use emoticons which I don't like to do because I feel too teenager-ish and undignified when I do it.
Posted 10/10/14
I saw this and went, "Omg." Yes, I have misunderstood alot of people in forums, and sometimes very ashamedly on more than one occasion. Gosh, sometimes I would get defensive and wasn't being attacked. It got better when I began taking a min or so(or considerably more) before responding, then I could better appreciate criticism that might have meant to be more constructive than negative implying. So trying to give the benefit of doubt when in doubt, or letting it go entirely in some cases..
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This has never happened to me.

Ever.
Posted 10/10/14
You just got to read it over and over and over and over..
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Posted 10/10/14

thestars201 wrote:

You just got to read it over and over and over and over..


very true
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Do you know that when people type LOL they're not LOL?

LOL.
Posted 10/10/14

nanikore2 wrote:

Do you know that when people type LOL they're not LOL?

LOL.


LMAO

(I'm really not even laughing )
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AiYumega wrote:


nanikore2 wrote:

Do you know that when people type LOL they're not LOL?

LOL.


LMAO

(I'm really not even laughing )


ROFLMAO

(not even moving... except fingers on the keyboard)
Posted 10/10/14
Do it all the time.
Posted 10/10/14

nanikore2 wrote:


AiYumega wrote:


nanikore2 wrote:

Do you know that when people type LOL they're not LOL?

LOL.


LMAO

(I'm really not even laughing )


ROFLMAO

(not even moving... except fingers on the keyboard)


....Bruhhh I'm dead.

(Still alive)
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