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Why do people say "pm me" in the forums?

Hoppi
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3/20/2016 1:21:30 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
Why not just pm someone if you want to tell them something or ask something? Why ask them to pm you?

I see it all the time but I don't understand it. It's this weird, unnecessary extra step. like bladeoftruth sending out whiteflame's pms for him. Why? It's as much work for whiteflame to send the pm to bladeiftruth as it is for him to send to the person being votewhipped.

In real life you might say text me because you're too lazy to get your phone out. But that doesn't apply here.
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3/20/2016 2:38:06 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
(1) "PM me" gives that person a choice if they want to respond. If the person is unwilling to communicate with someone via private message, there's no need to do so.

(2) I think there's a PM between all the vote moderators already. Furthermore, when Blade-of-Truth PM's a person about it, he often has a discussion with that person regarding it, et cetera.
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3/20/2016 2:39:09 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/20/2016 1:21:30 PM, Hoppi wrote:
Why not just pm someone if you want to tell them something or ask something? Why ask them to pm you?

I see it all the time but I don't understand it. It's this weird, unnecessary extra step. like bladeoftruth sending out whiteflame's pms for him. Why? It's as much work for whiteflame to send the pm to bladeiftruth as it is for him to send to the person being votewhipped.

In real life you might say text me because you're too lazy to get your phone out. But that doesn't apply here.

I would assume that it is because thy want to have a private conversation, without people on the forums being able to see.
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3/20/2016 2:46:03 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/20/2016 2:38:06 PM, tejretics wrote:
(1) "PM me" gives that person a choice if they want to respond. If the person is unwilling to communicate with someone via private message, there's no need to do so.

But if you pm someone, or put a friend request with a message, they can still choose to respond or not.

(2) I think there's a PM between all the vote moderators already. Furthermore, when Blade-of-Truth PM's a person about it, he often has a discussion with that person regarding it, et cetera.

That makes sense.
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3/20/2016 2:47:20 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/20/2016 2:39:09 PM, DarthKirones wrote:
At 3/20/2016 1:21:30 PM, Hoppi wrote:
Why not just pm someone if you want to tell them something or ask something? Why ask them to pm you?

I see it all the time but I don't understand it. It's this weird, unnecessary extra step. like bladeoftruth sending out whiteflame's pms for him. Why? It's as much work for whiteflame to send the pm to bladeiftruth as it is for him to send to the person being votewhipped.

In real life you might say text me because you're too lazy to get your phone out. But that doesn't apply here.

I would assume that it is because thy want to have a private conversation, without people on the forums being able to see.

Yeah, but why announce it publicly? Why not just pm the person?
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3/20/2016 2:55:19 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/20/2016 2:47:20 PM, Hoppi wrote:
At 3/20/2016 2:39:09 PM, DarthKirones wrote:
At 3/20/2016 1:21:30 PM, Hoppi wrote:
Why not just pm someone if you want to tell them something or ask something? Why ask them to pm you?

I see it all the time but I don't understand it. It's this weird, unnecessary extra step. like bladeoftruth sending out whiteflame's pms for him. Why? It's as much work for whiteflame to send the pm to bladeiftruth as it is for him to send to the person being votewhipped.

In real life you might say text me because you're too lazy to get your phone out. But that doesn't apply here.

I would assume that it is because thy want to have a private conversation, without people on the forums being able to see.

Yeah, but why announce it publicly? Why not just pm the person?

Agreed.
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3/20/2016 3:11:28 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
Probably because they want someone to PM them.
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3/20/2016 3:14:58 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/20/2016 3:11:28 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Probably because they want someone to PM them.

Pm me.
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3/20/2016 3:16:29 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/20/2016 3:14:58 PM, Rosalie wrote:
At 3/20/2016 3:11:28 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Probably because they want someone to PM them.

Pm me.

No.
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3/20/2016 3:17:39 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/20/2016 3:16:29 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 3/20/2016 3:14:58 PM, Rosalie wrote:
At 3/20/2016 3:11:28 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Probably because they want someone to PM them.

Pm me.

No.

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3/20/2016 3:24:59 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
Speaking personally, sometimes I'll not notice, or take awhile to respond to PM's. So operating under the assumption that others might have the same thing happen, i'll quote them in a thread and mention pm'ing me.

Or it's used as a reminder to have someone PM me when they said they would with something but forgot to.
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3/20/2016 3:46:20 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
Oh and also, as I was reminded

https://youtu.be...

It goes down in the DM's

saw her post a BM
so I hit her up in the DM's
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3/20/2016 3:51:58 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/20/2016 1:21:30 PM, Hoppi wrote:
Why not just pm someone if you want to tell them something or ask something? Why ask them to pm you?

I see it all the time but I don't understand it. It's this weird, unnecessary extra step. like bladeoftruth sending out whiteflame's pms for him. Why? It's as much work for whiteflame to send the pm to bladeiftruth as it is for him to send to the person being votewhipped.

In real life you might say text me because you're too lazy to get your phone out. But that doesn't apply here.

Because it is their will, period. That is one practical answer.
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