If you are chatting with several people at a time....

Singapore
July 18, 2009 10:53am CST
If you are chatting with several people at a time: what probably you do? will you... respond to all of them immediately? or maybe... You keep some of them waiting while you continue conversations with others? or...do You continue chatting with only the one you find most interesting and let the others be? Heheh... most of the time, if im chatting with several people at a time, i may keep some of them waiting. because if i have a lot stuff to do at the same time... when im chatting, im also put discussions in mylot and do other stuff in facebook... anyway... somehow its make this people who just want to chat tired to wait for me... i know its only chikka2 something that may not important, just say hello...pr whaeter... most of the important ones... are being sent to me through email or message in facebook, because they know im not always chat... even i just leave my messenger online... how about you?
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29 responses
• India
18 Jul 09
In chating my speed is realy fast.. i can do chating with lof of people at a time.. and even i will wait for them to reply.. becasuse of my speed.. Many times.. i do chat in yahoo.. with 4-5 freinds mostly in night time.. and i do reply each and every reply of people and still they don't have to wait fot long time.. i reply imedialty.. and always chat together with many freinds.. I have more then 150 freinds in yahoo messenger..
• Singapore
19 Jul 09
wow... amazing!!! i have twenty or thirty of friends in my messenger... some added me but i dont want to approve them, i only put the most priority people after all... but still i dont have time to chat with these people most of the time. Most friend just contact me through email... :) Have a nice day
• India
8 Aug 09
Hello my friend manya_pearl Ji, I am s simple person and do no have personality like Neopolean Bonapart. Who could handle 8 works at a time. I would discuss and chatt matters of my interest first and keep waiting others in que. Or I may chatt on first come first basis. May god bless You and have a great time. [em]thumbup
@Citychic (4071)
• United States
5 Aug 09
Chatting with several people at the same time.......... Perhaps you should just be honest with them and tell them that you may not be able to chat with them only at certain times. Then tell them you will get in touch with them when you are ready to chat. Or tell them to leave a message for you and you will get back with them soon as possible. Well I don't seem to have that problem because I don't have a messenger service so I just chat while I"m online with whoever happens to be on at the same time I'm here. Happy mylot!
@vicky30 (4773)
• India
5 Aug 09
If i am chatting with several people at a time.I will keep them waiting till their turn comes.Mostly i will give first preference to my relatives and college friends.Later i will talk to unknown people from the internet.If i am talking to a person regarding about a job then i will give him first preference as it determines my career.
• Philippines
2 Aug 09
yes i do.. funny part is if you didnt realize that you send the message to the wrong person... of course that person will ask you what is that for since its out of the topic that the two of you are talking... and that you need to explain further... though some of them will become disappointed and will tell you to just talk to them if you have more time so you can concentrate talking..
@chertsy (3804)
• United States
27 Jul 09
I think I have held chats with 4 people at the same time before. I done this while doing other things on the internet without having to wait. Now I rather do what I have to do on the web without any interruptions as possible. Neat thing, I was able to focus on each person without having them feel like I was ignoring them.
@levanueb (132)
• Philippines
22 Jul 09
I can chat 3-4 friends at a time using my YM!
@dpk262006 (56753)
• Delhi, India
20 Jul 09
Hi there! I normally chat with known friends/persons on the net. I do not chat with unknown strangers. I know about my friends and their schedule and they know about mine. I can talk to 3-4 friends simultaneously, I've no problem in dealing with them at the same time. I can type at a pretty fast speed, therefore, I do not find it difficult to chat with them simultaneously. I do not want that any of my friend should wait, if at all it is not getting possible for me to chat, I would say 'bye' to her/him and would close the window, with the promise to return later. Asking someone to wait for me, does not look nice to me.
@aerous (13461)
• Philippines
20 Jul 09
It is impossible for us to response if there are 5 or more people we can chat? But If I could chat 2 or 3 I will response them immediately. If have something as well chatting need to say...just have something to back later. Because It will affect our jobs sometimes... Just leave to my messenger online...if got connected on twitter. How about you friend do you have twitter account?
@jen14ed (866)
• Philippines
20 Jul 09
i always online me in ym. or yahoo messenger sometimes there buzz me and i ignore them because i don't want they want why not trying to message me not buzz. me if many people chat me all of them is answer me one by one first come first serve like for example one chat me i will answer her question to me right a way. will not keep waiting i will answer right away..
@jdyrj777 (6543)
• United States
19 Jul 09
Yes, i have chatted with more than 1 @ a time. Plus its because they come online while im already doing other stuff on the computer. Gets very hetic @ times. Lol!!! This has also caused me to not give out my private yahoo ID to everyone i met online unless i wish to know them better. This one dude when i was slow in responding would ring the BUZZ button. That was very irritating when im trying to actually work on stuff. I would tell him i was doing other things too. I finally had to remove him and refuse contact. I asked him nicely to stop it but he continued anyway. My friends and family that have my yahoo ID i will tell them im chatting and/or working. They know understand and usually know the other person im chatting with.
@whyaskq (7531)
• Singapore
19 Jul 09
I must say you are indeed a multi-tasker. I can never chat with a few people, responding to email and mylot discussions at the same time. Not only me cannot manage, my computer also cannot manage. Somehow the screen just goes awry... I only do one thing at a time now because I find it more efficient and less time consuming.
• India
19 Jul 09
I Make it A Point to answer the Other Person Chatting with me immediately .. Thats My Mistake i think .. I Keep staring at the Messenger window Reading x.. Typing and i get Mad as that contact Erases Types again .. and amnt doing any activity other than Staring. It is a Long wait if the Person Is A female .. i guess ..LoL ..
@glesil_00 (1143)
• Philippines
19 Jul 09
Normally now, i do not talk to several person at a time when chatting, i could talk up to two people at the same time, and i continue talking to one who says something important and i keep waiting the other one.
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
19 Jul 09
It was not a problem for me to chat with several people at the same time, because I used to type fast. Many of my fellow chatters did not realise I was chatting with many others at the same time, and they thought that I was being exclusive to them. I am no longer in the chat scene.
@geniustiger (1696)
• Philippines
19 Jul 09
I respond only those people who are so close to me and friends. I will try to focused on the things I work rather than to have it all. Those who are new to me just hold it and have time I can talk. It can make my work late in the computer if I will try to answer it all. I prefer to answer those important talks than nothing.
@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
19 Jul 09
Hello manya_pearl, I don't chat with many people at one time and right now, I don't like to chat with others except to a few close friends. Whenever I am available for a chat, that means I really have nothing to do If I am busy with my work, I don't chat. I don't like to wait while chatting and so, I don't like people to wait for me too. However, I am always online while working and I always keep my status updated so that others can know when I am really available...
• United States
19 Jul 09
Hello, When I'm chatting to more then oe person at a time, I finsh the chat with the first person and tell them , I have someone waiting to chat, then I chat with the next person, and so one, I try my best not to let someone stay in a open window on my instant messenger screen, besides you can really just just chat with one person at a time anyway, so I just make thigs a little bit more easier for myself. Happy My Lotting!
18 Jul 09
Usually I will concentrate on one or two conversations, most likely the more interesting ones, and have many more open, but they'll usually be pending a query to someone better at something than me. I think the correct etiquette is to respond to everyone as quickly as possible, but then your conversation might become rather one-sided as you dash between conversations, and then fewer people will most likely talk to you. Although I also use facebook and messenger at the same time, and my advice would be, if you're writing something on facebook, say a note, or a comment, finish that, then respond on messenger, then both the note/comment and the conversation are vaguely interesting, otherwise if you flick between the two a lot, you might end up getting a little confused, and what you're writing may become rather start/stop, if you understand what I mean.
• United States
18 Jul 09
LOL, I do the exact same thing. Yea I talk to the ones Im most interested in. If I start cringing with the though of a person texting me then I let them know im not interested cause theres no use talking to someone your just not that into.