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A note to everybody about what it means when I go into DND mode. (important)

Author: Tridus ()
Date: 2000-03-13 00:00:00

This will be happening for a fair bit more often then usual for a while, because of what happened on the weekend with my grandmother (no, she didn't die, and no I don't want to talk about it. In fact, if anyone who I know has read this message asks me about her, I will ban you on the spot.) And since I have been having problems lately with people not leaving me alone while I'm in DND mode, it works like this...

If I'm in occupied, it means I'm busy and will be slow to respond. Thats cool. If send me stupid shit marked as urgent, I get annoyed.

If I'm away, it means I'm not here, and message to your hearts content. Same with N/A.

If I'm in DND, it means I don't want to be bugged. Usually the dnd message says something to that effect, usually something like "If you message me with something stupid, I'm putting you on ignore". So, let me make it blatantly clear... if its not urgent, I do *not* want to hear about it.

This is common sense people... if *anyone* goes into DND mode, you generally don't bother them with stupid stuff, because the whole idea of DND is "Do Not Disturb". Now how hard is that?

However.. people don't seem to get it. So while I was kind of lenient, now I'm not. Effective as of last friday, anyone who messages me with something not urgent while I'm in DND is instantly going on ignore and invisible. No questions asked. Its already happened to one person, so don't think I'm kidding around here people. Quite frankly, I'm sick of being bugged with meaningless stuff when I'm dealing with a sick family member or some other personal issue, thats why I use DND mode.

Now, if I'm in normal mode, then I'm my usual normal self (if I pass for normal), and send me anything you usually would. In DND, don't. Simple eh?

ps - I would keep this in mind with anybody, people use dnd mode for a reason usually. Its basic netequitte to honor that and leave them alone.

pps - Those few people who this doesn't apply to, it still doesn't. You know who you are.

"If there were no words, no way to speak... I would still hear you..." - Martina McBride

A note to everybody about what it means when I go into DND mode. (important) - Tridus - 2000-03-13 00:00:00