Will you say hello to your friend if you see him/her online?

@youless (92401)
Guangzhou, China
May 30, 2008 9:49am CST
I don't usually do so. As sometimes I am afraid to bother my friend. If I have something to say, then I will say hello to them at first.
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@roger3611 (200)
• China
30 May 08
yes i do, why not? just like when you are home you say I AM HOME to your family.
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@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
31 May 08
It is very kind of you.
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
30 May 08
do you mean see people on web camera, or just noticed that they are on line?
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@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
31 May 08
I mean when you see your friends online in some chatting softwares like MSN, Yahoo etc.
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• Mauritius
30 May 08
Ya I'll surely do it. Usually i do it but you are right, sometimes I feel that maybe am disturbing them too much as they dont come to say hello sometimes.
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@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
30 May 08
But anyway I think it's better for them to say hello to you. Typing "hi" isn't that difficult and it won't spend them a long time
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@Elixiress (3893)
31 May 08
I will only say hello if I have something more to say, because I hate generic conversations: Person 1: Hi Person 2: Hi Person 1: How are you? Person 2: Fine you? Person 1: Fine =D -silence-
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@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
31 May 08
Frankly, it's very normal that sometimes we will have this kind of conversation at the beginning
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@Elixiress (3893)
31 May 08
Yeah at the beginning that is okay, but when that is the entire conversation, because neither person can think of anything to talk about is annoying, which is why I always have something in mind to talk about before saying hello.
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
31 May 08
I agree and i actually prefer not to say hello in the first place, except for the moments i have not said hello for a long time - but in that case i also start a discussion, but in general with my best friends, we talk only when we need too, no matter the topic, but we don't always say hello.
31 May 08
hey wassup!!!! dats wat i say.............
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@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
31 May 08
That's a special way to say to a friend
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1 Jun 08
dats rite
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
30 May 08
I don't have a messenger anymore so I'm not able to. When I did I usually waited until they said something to me. It's hard for me to concentrate on what I'm doing and message back and forth to someone too.
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@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
30 May 08
I still remember you dropped me a line and concerned about my situation when the earthquake happened in my country. I am very impressed to it and you are a very considerate and careful friend.
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
30 May 08
Thank you, Youless! You made my day
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@chrissieatu (1033)
• China
30 May 08
I don't usually to that either. I am not always a active person even online. If I don't have something to talk with my friends, I prefer just leave it there.
@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
30 May 08
I turn on my chatting softwares when I am online. But usually I won't talk to others at first. But if anybody speaks to me, I will reply to them.
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• China
31 May 08
That's exactly what I do
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@raclie (1732)
• Singapore
30 May 08
as i am not very sociable, i will just talk to those who i am really close to.. i feel that i will have nothing to talk to the about and when it does....the awakard scilence.... *shudder*
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@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
30 May 08
But it seems it will be easier to improve your sociability online.
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@raclie (1732)
• Singapore
30 May 08
hmmm... yeah... maybe.. but since young i was not sociable and i dont really know how to be friendly... i guess it is something like that....
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@yanna1027 (249)
• United States
1 Jun 08
I don't usually say hello to my online friends because I know that most of them are at work and I try not to disturb them. Some instances that I may pop a hello first would be when I have something important to say to them, I haven't chatted with a friend for a long time and just want to say hi, or when I am down and needs to chat with a friend. Usually, if my chat would be something important and might take longer than a usual hi/hello, I ask my friend beforehand if he/she has some time to spare. Then, I make sure that I can engage in our conversation so that I will not bore my friend and waste his/her time.
@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Jun 08
I don't usually say hi to a friend in day time, but sometimes I will say hi to them at night when they don't have to work.
@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
1 Jun 08
Hey yl, Yes I always say hey if I see a friend online & sometimes w/ my IM I'll send hey there messages even if they're off line. +'s :)
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@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Jun 08
IM is a cool software.
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@wiser2 (237)
• United States
31 May 08
I do just to say hi.if thay are not busy then thay will talk.or just say hi back.
@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Jun 08
That's good.
@chas1808 (20)
• United States
31 May 08
I almost always do, I just say hi. if they dont say anything back then i know they are busy and usaually dont say anything else, sometimes they will say they are busy.
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@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
31 May 08
I think it's better to say hi as a reply.
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• Canada
31 May 08
Of course I will say hello to my friends when I see them on line. If they are busy, they can tell me "Hi, can I call you back?" and I'll be able to take it. I'm not so insecure as to be bothered because they may be busy, just as they are not worried that I might be busy. We are friends, and we will all get back to eachother soon enough.
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@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
31 May 08
You are right. Real friends shall not mind it so much.
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@xialinye (1403)
• China
30 May 08
yes,i will say hello or send a to them on QQ.
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@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
30 May 08
I know you are a Chinese since you like to use QQ
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
30 May 08
Hi youless! Sometimes, I would say hello to them but most of the time, I really don't. Usually when my friends and I want to chat online, we set up a schedule because everyone is busy at home and in their work. So, if I see them online, I will just say hi because I do not want to bother them for they maybe busy chatting about business or things that I am not really involved with. Take Care and God Bless! Have a smile in your heart always!
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@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
30 May 08
Having a schedule will be convenient for each other, this is a good plan.
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@sophialin (2678)
• China
30 May 08
i do not always say hello to them coz partly because i'm afraid to bother them,partly i may be busy then.
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@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
30 May 08
It is true.
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
30 May 08
I do. Even if i am in the middle of something else, i will still say hi and catch you later!
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@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
30 May 08
What a nice friend!
• Philippines
1 Jun 08
I do send them smileys.I sometimes moved to tears if they are a long time friend
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@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Jun 08
You are so nice.
• Philippines
6 Jun 08
thanks
@marsha32 (6693)
• United States
31 May 08
I usually don't say hi first...not knowing if my friend is busy....or well, one in particular it could be her hubby or kids getting on the computer and not her. She always asks if it's me first when she gets online. LOL Marsha
@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
31 May 08
That's true. My friend ever complained about it to me. At that time my son continuously sent her emotional flash images and that's so cute in my opinion.
@marsha32 (6693)
• United States
1 Jun 08
My one friend actually blocked one of my daughters because she annoyed her....I was ok with it Marsha
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
31 May 08
Hello youless!:-) I, much like you are, don't feel like bothering my friends even if I have something to say. Especially when they have busy sign on as their status. Even if busy sign is not on, I feel that I might be bothering them by saying hello and they will reply back just out of courtesy. So, I normally wait for them to initialize. I guess, I am not very good at socializing. I'll always reply back though, if they say hello to me and will never abandon them or like them to feel that they aren't welcome. I really like to talk to my friends online. But, I also like that they feel comfortable with me and one possible way to know is, if they start the conversation. But, if I have something really important to talk to, especially about them or something of concern to them, I'll say hello and try to finish my part as quickly and shortly as possible, just to ensure that they have what they should.
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@youless (92401)
• Guangzhou, China
31 May 08
You are a very good friend to me, so please never think you will bother me. You can always talk to me
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
31 May 08
Thank you, my friend, for the reassurance. I feel more comfortable now, not that I didn't earlier!
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