(Closed) Do you typically respond to all texts/emails – even if there is no reply implied

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you respond to most emails/texts, if there isn't an express response requested
    Yes - I always respond with a 'thanks' or "great" or some acknowledgement I received the email/text : (18 votes)
    47 %
    No - I don't want to clutter the persons inbox/texting : (16 votes)
    42 %
    Other : (4 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    786 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Nope and I even get annoyed when I get a “k” back from the person I sent the message too.  That annoys me more than getting no response

    Post # 4
    Member
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Yes I always respond even if it’s just an acknowledgement that I got the info.  a simple thanks or ok.  It really bugs me when i don’t receive an acknowledgement of my text or email.  How hard is it to send a simple “ok”

    Post # 6
    Member
    9920 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I respond to almost every text with at least “KK” or “K” or sometimes I throw a curveball in there and write “OK”.  =)

     

    Emails…yeah I basically respond to all of them, but not just to write K. If that were all I had to say, I wouldn’t respond.  

    Post # 7
    Member
    3773 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I like to get some form of acknowledgement. So I am ALL for the ‘k’ texts or in my case it’s normally “ok Smile“. I don’t think it’s rude to not respond back.. but I’m never 100% sure the text went through or they understand. 😀 Then for the rest of the day I wonder if they’re really meeting me for dinner/lunch/movie/etc. 

    Edit: now reading the below… will i text back to the ‘okay’.. no that defeats the purpose. all I need is an acknowledgment

    Post # 8
    Member
    2495 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Eventually the madness has to stop. If I send you my new number, one day it will look like this:

    Me: My new number is 555-1234.

    You: Thanks!

    Me: Your welcome

    You: No problem

    Me: [nothing because I ran out of free texting for the month]

    Post # 9
    Member
    807 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Texts–pretty much always. Emails? It really depends on what it’s about and who it’s addressed to (i.e., just me vs a group of people). Generally if it’s the type of email where I would want a response, then I write something in acknowledgement.

    Post # 10
    Member
    807 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @takemyhand:  Haha that TOTALLY makes me think of my college roommate. She always has to respond to anything you send–I don’t think she can help herself. To the point where if nothing else, she’ll send a smiley or other emoticon…even if the conversation is “over”

    Post # 11
    Member
    1444 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I am pretty awful at returning texts.  I hate texting.  HATE.  I had an accident involving a chopped off thumb tip a few years back, and now the numb thumb I have sucks at texting, so I don’t reply unless it is clear it is needed.  DH sends the “k” texts.  I don’t like them!  I get all excited thinking he texted something profound when I look down at my phone and then….”k”….what a let down!

    I’m not good at feedback for emails either.  I always think I am cluttering inboxes if I send back something that isn’t more substantial than “ok.” 

    Post # 12
    Member
    1037 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    i hate the K text. just say okay or ok. K makes me think the person is mad or something.

    Post # 13
    Member
    3627 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think it depends.

    Some of the people at work (especially most of the management team) strongly frown up the “thanks” or “got it” or whatever emails (not to mention the “you’re welcome” that follows the “thanks”) so we tend not to do it at work. I tend to carry this practice into my personal life, so FI has actually been appalled when I don’t respond to friends’ emails because “they didn’t say ‘Please confirm receipt’ on it and they didn’t ask a question!”

    That said, when I do text or email, I also spell out everything and punctuate accordingly. I think it is inefficient to have the recipient sit there and guess.

    Also, I’m huge on texting/emailing and I hate using the phone, so usually people will hear back from me much faster than if they called me/left me a vmail. Unfortunately, FI’s family are major phone people so it’s quite the adjustment for me.

    @takemyhand:  HAHAHA! Love it.

    Post # 14
    Member
    4276 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I actually forget to respond the majority of the time. I’m one of those people you have to call.

    Post # 15
    Member
    5668 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I respond to emails with “Thanks!” “Great!” “Will do!” most of the time. I don’t want the sender left hanging.

    I don’t like the “k” texts. Like PPs, I feel like the sender is being short with me and is upset in some way.

    Post # 16
    Member
    4099 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I usually respond with a smiley, and OK, or some kind of response to let them know I got their message

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