Does it annoy you when someone signs into a messenger..or a chat room, and then

United States
February 6, 2007 12:54am CST
immediately signs right back out before saying anything or giving you a chance to get online? Or are you one of those people? It annoys me loads lol. My friend John does it all the time on msn..I'm always mad at him for the rest of the day. Because I mean, come on why do you do that? Why sign in for a second..making it completely impossible for anyone that might be there to say a single "Hi"? Do you just not care? Have a limited amoutn of time? What?! People were doing it all night tonight on the mylot chat thing..driving me up the wall. So..what're your guys' thoughts on this?
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• United States
6 Feb 07
it doesnt annoy me because I dont care, I dont sit around waiting to talk to anyone. if I want to talk to them I call them or text them. I am one of those people and honestly its only because my stupid messenger signs on everytime I log on automatically, I havent changed the settings yet. It could also be that they just dont want to talk.
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• United States
6 Feb 07
I don't sit around waiting for people either. It's just if someone signs in..it's just a given that they're there to talk, right? I understand your reasons though. There's too many folks that do this for them all to have an identical set of why's like you though. Thanks for responding! ^_^
@Bizziebod (3526)
6 Feb 07
I think some people's messengers automatically sign them in when they switch their pc's on so this might be why they sign themselves out automatically. I'm one of those who always set themselves to 'away' I know it's annoying but sometimes when I'm having a convo with someone I don't want to be disturbed, or it could be that I'm waiting for someone to sign in!
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• China
6 Feb 07
I am not bothered for this. I know some people have some curiosity to know which of his or her friend are online. actually , they do not want to talk. they just want to have a look. just like what we usually do to look out of the window to see what is going on out there.on my MSN account, i have so many friends, i do not have enough time to say "hi" to each other when I sign into my account. Of course, some times , i felt uneasy for what I did.
• United States
6 Feb 07
I thought I was the only one with that pet peeve
• United States
7 Feb 07
Haha, so did I!
@dopey22girl (3324)
• United States
6 Feb 07
It doesn't really annoy me unless it's someone that I really need to talk to. But I think the reason that some people do this is because on some computers when you turn them on, it automatically signs them into msn messenger, so that may be what's happening and they may just be signing off right away. You could ask them to change it so it doesn't sign them in automatically....but I wouldn't recommend doing that. It's their computer...who knows?
• United States
7 Feb 07
No, my friend John has this excellent computer. It works beautifully..he signs in and out on purpose. I'm the ONLY one on his contact list..there's really no good reasons he does it. Otherwise..*shrugs* yeah, we'll never know the random stranger's reasons. It just bugs me.
@vedu143 (55)
• India
10 Feb 07
messenger signing out thing is not done on perpose if it is dont ok its his/her problem... but most of the time it happens becoz of network problems and nothing more than that. or it may be due to system problems.......this happens to mee also may time but.......iam on the receiving end i get signed out immediately due to network problems all m frnds are mad at me.......so it happens just send him/her an offliners on wat their problem is and being mad does take u anywhere.......
@baweja (197)
• India
7 Feb 07
Yeah, it used to bother me alot initially because even if i wanted to say hi or chat for a while with one person and could not do so because s/he just logged off in the next minute. What the HELL!!! So, now i hardly care and myself do that sometime in case my friend is not online so i just log off the very next minute...
• Philippines
7 Feb 07
actually in yahoo messenger,sometimes they log in as visible to everyone then sees someone they are trying to avoid then go invisible mode that appears like they have logged out..heheh..then for the others,i think we can blame the connections..others are logged in and then gets disconnected because of network connections..
• Indonesia
6 Feb 07
Maybe they just the people that dont have self convidence.
• United States
6 Feb 07
Sometimes I see it happen multiple times all at once, so I figure that my friend is having a problem signing on. Sometimes it isn't intentional.
@Anakata2007 (1787)
• Canada
6 Feb 07
It doesnt' annoy me and hehehe well I am one of the people that does that actually. The reason I do it mostly is because my computer will sign me onto messenger autmoatically and when I realize that I turn it off right away. your friend doesn't mean anything by it.
• United States
6 Feb 07
I HATE that when someone does it! I have a friend who does it to me all the time! I got on offline message from them this morning saying "gee why do we keep missing each other?" totally annoying!
• United States
6 Feb 07
what really annoys me is when someone signs on then starts a conversation with me then right in the middle of the conversation with no warning they sign off
@banditwsj (654)
• Indonesia
6 Feb 07
sometimes it annoy me. but it's doesn't matter for me, because sometimes i do that too:)
@healer (1782)
• India
6 Feb 07
for me it depends...as some i really don't care if they do that to me but there are certain person whom we want to talk to or whom we don't expect to ignore us that way.....its really rude of them to do that...such things sometimes happen in the morning and it really pisses me off....so, if anybody in myLot are doing this thing to your friends please don't do that as you don't know how your friend feels when you ignore them...
@nowment (1758)
• United States
6 Feb 07
Some people do this solely to check who is online and may only want to or need to get in touch with a particular person and may have limited time and do not want to get into lengthy discussions with others. This can be done easily by simply saying sorry don't have time I need to get in touch with someone was hoping to find thme hi / bye. Actually I have done just that in a chat room, only to have friends joke at my "drive bye" But at least it shows some courtesy. Some do it just to check and be gone, with out thinking, or caring about anything other than their own interests. The other side of the argument is that they may not want to get to bogged down but certain people in a public chat room, and so "walk away" Like going to a party and not wanting to get "cornered" by the obnoxious drunk so you keep ducking into the kitchen for ice. But hi just checking bye wouldn't take much.
• India
6 Feb 07
yes..i also feel annoyed when some one does such things and then i also tell them what they did is wrong....they should also feel that whatever they do is wrong. i think those people think that they are extra ordinary and people will come to them even after they do such things.. once or twice is okay..but if someone does such things regularly.... then i do not even say hi to them and whenever they say me anything i do not reply them well and do not behave with them properly which i should be doing it. they should also feel how it feels when someone does same thing to them.
@sensesfail (2251)
• India
6 Feb 07
I been there and it does drive me to the wall. In fact you did the same to me at the mylot chat thing..LOL..jk.When things like these happen i always assume that there might be a problem with their computer just to avoid further irritation.
@vertex (803)
• Philippines
6 Feb 07
Yah it really annoys me that is why im not into messenger now and im here in mylot.