Wednesday, August 03, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Instant Messaging Annoyances



Sophie from New Zealand helps Mark from the Tartan Podcast and Rob discuss the top ten instant messaging annoyances. Great list, if you have any like it then email topofthepods@gmail.com and we sure will read them out:-

  • 10 – When people use bad font / font colours
  • 9 – Excessive use of CAPS
  • 8 – People who ignore your IM status
  • 7 – People whose IM statuses are ALWAYS "Away" or "Out to Lunch",
  • 6 – Bad punctuation
  • 5 – People who abbreviate or use an alternate spelling for every word
  • 4 – When people don't say "be right back"
  • 3 - When people reply reeeeallly slowly
  • 2 – When messages get misinterpreted
  • 1 – When someone types a response for ages, then they don't say it

Jon should be back tomorrow, he sure loves messages saying how much everyone misses him. If he returns in a good mood he might even buy Rob a souvenir and Mark a car boot full of duty free.


8 comments:

Al said...

You two are great...I'm sitting at my desk with all my mates from work and we are laughing our heads off (not litterally) at Mark's Wolfman Jack. The Wolfman just died not long ago but he was the voice of rock radio here all through the 60s, 70s, and 80s. The story goes that he started doing that voice as an act but that he damaged his vocal cords doing it and wound up actually talking like that. Watch out Mark. I like Mark's idea about a Wolfman surprise for the Sleepy Sunday show.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for Jon to come back... Can you imagine how entertaining a podcast with Jon, Rob AND Mark would be!? Rob is so proper, Mark is so.... Scottish! and Jon... Well, Jon is Jon! Risky, non conformist, and the only SENSIBLE Mac user in the lot!!! Come back Jon!

You guys just keep getting better and better!!!!! Thanks for the great work!

PS, Jon, don't bring back anything you can get arrested for ;-)

Dion (from my PocketPC at a local unprotected wireless hotspot).

JH said...

I'm glad I don't use any IM stuff... as an officer of the grammar police, the spelling and punctuation errors would drive me crazy. We used ICQ years ago and got rid of it because it was too annoying to have constant interruptions.

Good show, and well done, Rob, keeping things going while Jon was away!

PH said...

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wElL dOn3 r0B & MaRk!!!!!
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g0oD bAnt3R !@!@!
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b3InG iNt3rRuPt3D sUr3 wAs a PaIn, I Agre3!%

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sam smith said...

yet another great show!what a show it would be if all 3 of you could do it!and now youve got nearly 500 on your feed! i dont think these things apply to just msn exe, they also applie to forums and blogs too...

Kari said...

Great show, several much needed laughs from this one!

As far as messaging with your mother-in-law, Mark, the first mistake was installing it on her computer! My husband and I frequently have to clean up my m-i-l's computer (oh dear, I just used one of those annoying contractions, sorry), and we have a standing rule to never, ever install a messaging program. Of course my own personal rule is if I ever find one on her computer, I'll delete it immediately. "That? Oh, that was a virus, I took it off to protect you..."

Jason said...

Coming soon to a theater near you! Feel the Fear! The Frustration! The spiking Blood Pressure!

"ATTACK OF THE TLAs!"

(three-letter-acronyms, for anyone who cares...(0))

Ooo...nested parentheses, even!

jamie_peterson45@yahoo.com said...

"BE AWARE" "BE VERY AWARE
PEOPLE OF AMERICA
AS WE SURF
THE INTERNET
VIA YAHOO.COM
THE PEOPLE OF AFRICA,
(more about the people who
say they are in Nigeria.)
ARE SCAMMING OUR WEBSITES,
SURFING FOR THE NAIVE,UN
SUSPPICIOUS,ALL CARING PEOPLE OF AMERICA,THAT WE ARE TO VUNERABLE TO BEING HUMAN...!!!
THEN THEY ATTACK THAT
VUNERABILITY, WITH A VIRUS,KNOWN
NOW AS THE NIGERIAN SCAM.BUT YOU SEE THIS ONE I AM TALING ABOUT DOES'NT ATTACK YOUR COMPUTER!!!
BUT IT'S A VIRUS THAT ATTACKS US AS
HUMANS!! (yes our humanity),LIFE,FAMILY,AND OUR CREDIBILITY!
THIS VIRUS AS FAR AS I KNOW WILL NOT HARM YOUR COMPUTER BUT WILL ATTACK, YOUR LIFE AS YOU KNOW IT!!!(((((BELIEVE ME,, IT HAPPENS.
IT DID TO ME!!!)))))
THE GUYS NAME WAS JOHNHANSON,if by chance any one can help me post this up on yahoo, i would so appriciate it...(i also have a pic of him and his yahoo id)))
theank you for letting me say this...