ANSWERS: 29
  • It would bother me, I'd just get off.
  • Not really. If it was truly important, I would be on the phone with them instead, where they wouldn't be distracted by other conversations.
  • I try to focus on one or two people at a time and if one person is more 'needy' than I will focus solely on that person. I don't personally mind being one of 3 or 4 windows
  • Yes, it has happened often, and it does bug me. I am not talking about my group conferences...that is different. That is scheduled and planned.
  • Not really, and in many cases that I was speaking with someone on chat about something important, they're considerate enough to devote a bit of time for me, and I know I do it all the time for others. All I can do is listen though, I can't help or offer advice, and so I understand if others are preoccupied with other friends or real life to leave me hanging. It's not offensive or annoying, but often I usually think I did something wrong. I know it's usually just me though, and nobody else. I mean if I get over it that quick, I guess it really doesn't bother me, even when I think it might.
  • Online chatting can get very hectic and sometimes people have to share what time they have available between their <equally important> friends ~ so no, it wouldn't bother me at all to be included in my friends available time. However, if someone wants exclusive chat time with me or I with them, we'll arrange a suitable time in advance and hit the busy icon until we're done :)
  • Not really as long as they are not ignoring me, However, if it was important i would phone them :-D
  • HI..it would bother the beejesus out of me! :( When you are with someone and their stupid cell phone rings and your "friend" engages in a lengthy conversation while you are waiting for his/her attention, that also bothers me! It is extremely rude, I think. Now, I don't have any of these messenger thingies, but I should think it is possible to have these other messages wait their turn!
  • I stopped using messenger all together because of that problem where the other person is talking to other users while talking to me. I even removed users who were doing that to me and I hardly ever log on anymore as I spend more and more time on AB.
  • i hate talking to more than one person at a time, but if the person im talking to is having 10 different conversations, im quite happy to catch up on reading :)
  • I don't talk to that many people in messenger, but on occasion, there are a couple of friends I talk to who do sometimes have more than one conversation going. Sometimes I'm sitting there for several minutes or longer waiting for a response (well, I'm reading email, surfing, on AB or watching TV at the same time myself). One friend sometimes types a response to me that he meant to type to someone else...but that's not very often. It can be a little annoying when that does happen, though.
  • The only thing that bothers me about that is the long pauses between my comment and their reply!
  • given that i really had something important to say, i'd probably call a friend and get away from everything and go tlak to them, or at least be on the phone with them instead
  • Yes, very annoying. Like you have time to wait like 3 minutes between every response.
  • I only chat on AB or sometimes through Email thats all no messenger
  • No, not in the least, but I had an ex get mad at me for that. Go figure.
  • Not really because i do it all the time i cant do only one thing i have to multi-task or i would go nuts if that makes any sense. i pay attention to everything and everyone sometimes it takes me a while to answer but is because i'm thinking of the right thing to say not because i'm ignoring the person i'm talking to.
  • Yes, would and does. There's times when multi-tasking is just ignorant and disrespectful to the other person. Is a matter of getting your priorities straight.
  • That would be the pot calling the kettle black, in my case. I always have two or three chats going. I can hardly expect the people I chat with to concentrate solely on me or my issues.
  • No. Not at all. There are times when I have more than three conversations open at once.
  • not really, i do it all the time as well .. if had to talk to someone about something really important i'd probably do it in person or call them
  • It can be irritating if you are trying to get answers and are hanging around waiting for a reply for ages, but then I have long since resigned myself to the fact that others have lives too. I find that if it is urgent and you ask the recipient for their undivided attention they will usually comply.
  • It just goes to show that everything has its pros and cons
  • it might, depending on the convo. usually no tho :D
  • Mmmmm. Not really. If I'm on msn I'm generally always talking to more than one person. Usually if something's important, I phone. Or I tell them in person. I like msn, yeah. It's quick and easy and all of that...But I'll always prefer to hear someone's voice when I'm talking about something that actually means something to me.
  • No, it doesn't bother me. I usually have multiple chats going and so do they. But I don't generally use IM to discuss important things. If I want someone's undivided attention, we put on the webcam, which changes the dynamics because you are speaking instead of writing and speaking is just more urgent than reading and writing.
  • if im talking about what i deem IMPORTANT and the other person doesnt give that same importance by chatting with other people and not really paying attention, then im talking to the wrong person. but if he is just talking to other people but gives importance to what im talking about, then i dont really mind.
  • Not at all, as long as the person is still making sense.
  • I usually prefer chatting with real "friends" you should try it. As for IM chatting as long as the other person is not performing lewid acts he can talk to as many people as he likes as can I

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