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Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 5:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it something about the personalisation of profile?

Something about the style of your communications?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 5:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 05:35 pm:

Is it something about the personalisation of profile? no

Something about the style of your communications? you mean shortened words etc? no

I did a puzzle on the Victorians using the same style of writing as modern texting.
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 5:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does your comment arise from:
Something you can see / read from the programme?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 5:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 05:42 pm:

Does your comment arise from:
Something you can see / read from the programme? not from the program itself (and I'm not being pedantic or anti British, but I understood that computer programs don't have mme.)
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 5:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh, and I thought that was purely due to americanisation. Then I have learned something and at least it makes it quicker to ask my questions! :-)
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 5:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it more about what the program will enable you to do?

So, nothing to do with the program options?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 5:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 05:56 pm:

Is it more about what the program will enable you to do? yes

So, nothing to do with the program options? no
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 6:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You would never wanted to have:

An instant reply?
People to know when you are in?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 6:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 06:05 pm:

You would never wanted to have:

An instant reply?
People to know when you are in? no to both
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 - 2:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Used IM instead of meeting face-to-face? Or talking on the phone?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 - 2:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 - 02:18 pm:

Used IM instead of meeting face-to-face? Or talking on the phone? no
Arjun Rangarajan (Jun)
Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2005 - 7:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So are we looking for a specific feature on MSN messenger (apart from chatting/sending messages)?
Or is the activity in question common to any instant messenger?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Friday, January 14, 2005 - 11:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Arjun Rangarajan (Jun) on Thursday, January 13, 2005 - 07:08 pm:

So are we looking for a specific feature on MSN messenger (apart from chatting/sending messages)? no
Or is the activity in question common to any instant messenger? one aspect is, one aspect was unexpected for me
Arjun Rangarajan (Jun)
Posted on Friday, January 14, 2005 - 6:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Chatting up unknown people?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Friday, January 14, 2005 - 7:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Arjun Rangarajan (Jun) on Friday, January 14, 2005 - 06:59 pm:

Chatting up unknown people? no, not at all in this case
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Sunday, January 16, 2005 - 9:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

chatting up known people?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Sunday, January 16, 2005 - 10:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa) on Sunday, January 16, 2005 - 09:19 pm:

chatting up known people? chatting to would be a better expression in this case, specifically....
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, January 16, 2005 - 10:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

chatting to complete strangers?
Arjun Rangarajan (Jun)
Posted on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 1:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I somehow thought I posted more on this puzzle. My memory has been acting strange lately
Does this have to do with revealing/ not revealing one's identity while chatting?
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 2:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does it involve typing, "WHASSUP DAWG?!"
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 7:30 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Sunday, January 16, 2005 - 10:27 pm:

chatting to complete strangers? no, not at all in this case

By Arjun Rangarajan (Jun) on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 01:20 am:

I somehow thought I posted more on this puzzle. My memory has been acting strange lately :)
Does this have to do with revealing/ not revealing one's identity while chatting? no, definitely not in this case

By Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa) on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 02:25 am:

does it involve typing, "WHASSUP DAWG?!" um - nope
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 7:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does it involve chatting to your homies? your dawgs? your home fries?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 7:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa) on Monday, January 17, 2005 - 07:58 am:

does it involve chatting to your homies? what are homies? dawgs? dog? no your home fries?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 7:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The relationship of the IMing parties is relevant in this case? (if so) Parent/child? Spouses? Siblings? Romantical partners/significant others?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 8:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 07:29 pm:

The relationship of the IMing parties is relevant in this case? YES (if so) Parent/child? YES Spouses? Siblings? Romantical partners/significant others?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 9:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So was it something you simply wouldn't've communicated to your parents? Or something you'd've communicated differently? Or would you not have communicated with them at all in the same circumstances?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 10:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 09:32 pm:

So was it something you simply wouldn't've communicated to your parents? Or something you'd've communicated differently? Or would you not have communicated with them at all in the same circumstances? this one is absolutely correct - so what are the circumstances?
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 10:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Being at a computer
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 10:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmm...I can think of lots of things I wouldn't've communicated to my parents in the halcyon days of my yout'...but I'm trying to make sure I approach this in such a way as to avoid any potential offense as well...:O

Does it involve some activity or behavio(u)r of which the parental unit(s) might disapprove? Or of which it wouldn't be considered necessary to inform a parental unit? Age of the child unit(s) relevant? Location? Setting?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 10:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa) on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 10:10 pm:

Being at a computer yes, and ....

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 10:14 pm:

Hmm...I can think of lots of things I wouldn't've communicated to my parents in the halcyon days of my yout'...but I'm trying to make sure I approach this in such a way as to avoid any potential offense as well... I think I interpreted your answer in a more straightforward way - it's nothing to do with what is said but in which circumstances

Does it involve some activity or behavio(u)r of which the parental unit(s) might disapprove? Or of which it wouldn't be considered necessary to inform a parental unit? Age of the child unit(s) relevant? Location? this is most relevant Setting? only if this is closely linked to the location
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 10:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it that they can't strangle you?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 10:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa) on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 10:46 pm:

Is it that they can't strangle you? or that I can't strangle them?? nope :)
Arjun Rangarajan (Jun)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 12:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Being able to communicate with your parents while at college in another town/country?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 12:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Arjun Rangarajan (Jun) on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 12:21 am:

Being able to communicate with your parents while at college in another town/country? yes, very good, but specifically when the child is in ....
Arjun Rangarajan (Jun)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 2:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When the child is in an area where there is no cell phone reception? No international/ long distance calling facility?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 8:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Arjun Rangarajan (Jun) on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 02:37 am:

When the child is in an area where there is no cell phone reception? no No international/ long distance calling facility? no
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 3:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In bed? In the bathroom? In class? In the middle of dinner?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 7:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 03:41 pm:

In bed? In the bathroom? In class? YES! In the middle of dinner?

and Tim concludes another one

******** SPOILER *******

I signed on to MSN and saw that one of my daughters was online. She said that she might be slow in answering as she was in a class. I talked to her as though I was a classmate whispering to her in class, to which she said 'shhh' as though I could be heard.

It amused me. I couldn't imagine my own parents talking to me or my brothers while we were at school or uni. We would have been mortified.
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 7:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well done Tim :)
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 7:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

and thanks to those who did lots of groundwork
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 8:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thankee, and agreed (to the groundwork part, I mean). :O
Arjun Rangarajan (Jun)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 10:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good puzzle, Lynne!
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 11:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Times have changed!

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