07-29-2019, 04:13 PM
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  • Nero
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I'm getting a series of non-responses.
Like, I am writing an email with closed-ended (yes/no) questions and not getting a response...but apparently I'm supposed to assume the affirmative (yes answer).
WT_ IS THIS ALL ABOUT?

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 07-29-2019, 04:39 PM
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  • Agravic
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 07-29-2019, 04:52 PM
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  • bullgoose
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Ummm, yes

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 07-29-2019, 04:55 PM
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  • Sully
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That drives me crazy.

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 07-29-2019, 05:34 PM
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I do understand that as I am quite often in the same situation. It does not take that much time to answer just a quick short answer.

Kind of on the same subject, tought I haven't experience it on TSN as I have not post on the BST yet, but I have experienced it quite often on other subject related forum. The people that are writing to ask you question about things that are CLEARLY mentionned in the post or that want to ask you to trade when trade are not accepted in the description. And what about the one that write to you to offer a really ridiculus price for your items...

Sorry for the little change of subjects, but the post instantly reminded what I said.

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 07-29-2019, 08:34 PM
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  • Nero
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(07-29-2019, 05:34 PM)ImJustMe Wrote: The people that are writing to ask you question about things that are CLEARLY mentionned in the post or that want to ask you to trade when trade are not accepted in the description. And what about the one that write to you to offer a really ridiculus price for your items...

I totally hear you with this.
Sometimes I want to scream, especially when people buying $15 in stuff (worth $50, btw) and they don't want to pay a $3 for shipping (which actually costs me $8).

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 07-29-2019, 08:50 PM
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(07-29-2019, 04:39 PM)Agravic Wrote: Huh??
Not sure you're actually asking for clarity, but I'll RESPOND anyway!! (haha)

For instance, I'm trying to confirm my appointment with some movers and not getting a response. Their no-reply apparently means "yes, see you then."

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 07-29-2019, 09:06 PM
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(07-29-2019, 08:50 PM)Nero Wrote:
(07-29-2019, 04:39 PM)Agravic Wrote: Huh??
Not sure you're actually asking for clarity, but I'll RESPOND anyway!! (haha)

For instance, I'm trying to confirm my appointment with some movers and not getting a response. Their no-reply apparently means "yes, see you then."

Hopefully it isn’t “Yes, see you then, all packed up and angry because we didn’t show”

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 07-30-2019, 04:06 AM
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  • chazt
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Even an automated reply to the effect of, “thanks for contacting us - we will reply shortly with a specific response to your questions as soon as possible” would be preferred. My elected officials do this and it generally placates.

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 07-30-2019, 05:08 AM
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  • bullgoose
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(07-29-2019, 08:50 PM)Nero Wrote:
(07-29-2019, 04:39 PM)Agravic Wrote: Huh??
Not sure you're actually asking for clarity, but I'll RESPOND anyway!! (haha)

For instance, I'm trying to confirm my appointment with some movers and not getting a response. Their no-reply apparently means "yes, see you then."

Movers are the worst. I have had the same experience. They once showed up at 10 pm (the appointment was for noon) with zero communication.

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 07-30-2019, 05:58 AM
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  • Garb
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Let's face it folks, some people just have a lack of communication skills. No confirmation of an appointment leaves us all in the dark assuming the last communication made was where it stands to go, no matter what it was. LOL

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 07-30-2019, 07:54 AM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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Is this forum-related or business-related?
In business, an email with a question mark in it requires an answer (usually by end-of-day).  An email with more than one question mark requires an answer immediately.
In forums...whatever dude. Biggrin

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 07-30-2019, 05:33 PM
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  • Nero
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(07-30-2019, 07:54 AM)Mr_Smartepants Wrote: Is this forum-related or business-related?
In business, an email with a question mark in it requires an answer (usually by end-of-day).  An email with more than one question mark requires an answer immediately.
In forums...whatever dude. Biggrin

Haha, not forum-related!

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 07-30-2019, 08:00 PM
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  • Nero
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(07-30-2019, 05:58 AM)Garb Wrote: Let's face it folks, some people just have a lack of communication skills. No confirmation of an appointment leaves us all in the dark assuming the last communication made was where it stands to go, no matter what it was. LOL
Yep... Another one is my soon-to-be dog walker.

Me: hey, are you good for Thursday around like 1pm?

Her: ___

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