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So this person added me to buy my muffler and I copy pasted the entire chat up to the bottom until I decided to block and unfriend him for wasting time.

 

 

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The Box Adorer: yes?
Kaßk: normally people say 'hello
The Box Adorer: used to
The Box Adorer: until phishers came along
Kaßk: well i was gonna buy your muffler
Kaßk: but i'd rather not anymore
The trade request was cancelled.
Kaßk: so...cya
The Box Adorer: eh?
Kaßk: It's a personal rule sorry
Kaßk: Anyone who doesn't use a proper greeting
Kaßk: I don't trade with
The Box Adorer: honestly, that's just being too humanitarian
The Box Adorer: I'm not saying it's bad
Kaßk: Just my own rule sorry
The Box Adorer: but it's overall,....completely unnecessary as a personal rule for certain online people
Kaßk: Well, that's your opinion.
The Box Adorer: I've said that since phishers came along
The Box Adorer: I see no reason why to not trade
The Box Adorer: well then since that's yours
The Box Adorer: fine, stay with it then
Kaßk: I've just bought a muffler who said hi
Kaßk: that's a reason
The Box Adorer: completely unnecessary simple manners
The Box Adorer: alright then
Kaßk is now Offline.
Kaßk is currently offline, they will receive your message the next time they log in.
Kaßk: Manners are always neccesary
The Box Adorer: put it this way, people who simply have said nothing wrong to you, there is no need to show them a proper way of greeting. Those who do, then I'm fine with. Asking a person or heck even requesting him to say "hi/hello" is just stupid
The Box Adorer: Especially for not trading, in short, asshole.
The Box Adorer: asking for a greeting as a requirement is the stupidest thing I've ever heard
The Box Adorer: better than saying "WHAT YOU NID?

The Box Adorer: next time, please just get on with it
The Box Adorer: not everyone is required by someone to trade

 

 

Honestly? THIS? Greeting = Requirement is a must? I'm not a rude person but requesting that someone be greeted on the internet or required of such manners is just crazy. Ever experienced these kinds of trades? I surely haven't as it's my first time.

 

 

Edit: Topic got rightfully moved. THANKS!


 

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Either way the main purpose is to trade and simply have that experience, not a required greeting of any sort. Otherwise, that person is just being a strict idiot who thinks natural human laws are all applied to the internet. But meh, not everything is always followed.

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I would've just blocked and removed after he said "well I was gonna buy your muffler, but I'd rather not anymore".

 

Asshats like that aren't worth the time and keystrokes.

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My rule of thumb is If they look like a random adder (small inventory, no pure, etc) then I respond with yes? If they have pure, then I always respond with a hello.

 

But that guy is just a complete dumbass.

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My rule of thumb is If they look like a random adder (small inventory, no pure, etc) then I respond with yes? If they have pure, then I always respond with a hello.

good one 

 

edit: i gave you a like,which comes with a useless notification,enjoy <.< 

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It's the matter of your personal culture and education.

Writing "hi" or "hey" takes the same time as "yes?". Why not write so that was a pleasant companion?

 

P.S. The guy who has a "personal rule" is the other extreme

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It's the matter of your personal culture and education.

Writing "hi" or "hey" takes the same time as "yes?". Why not write so that was a pleasant companion?

 

When phisher adds me:

 

Me: yes?

Phisher: hey my friend want trade www.stdsuyagfuasbnfsdanik.com

Me: *Block + unfriend*

 

 

 

If not phisher, I don't see why that's such a requirement. It's not like I'm an animal or such? Every human knows the gentleman's agreement with a mixed application of the law of silence. I've had people that I added/adding me who just immediately press the "invite to trade" button and I simply have no problem with that.

 

Is it really that hard to just say Hi, how can I help you?

 

No, but phishing accounts annoy me and sometimes, whenever I say 'hi' they have a delayed response for sending their annoying link(instead of an instant 'send message upon friend request accepted')

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Me: yes?

Phisher: hey my friend want trade www.stdsuyagfuasbnfsdanik.com

Me: *Block + unfriend*

 

yes is 3 characters and 2 more keystrokes for the ?

hey is 3 characters total

 

logic is lacking 

 

also, you do come off as a prick if you're just like "yes?", it sounds like Im wasting your time by buying your item

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Typed words =/= actual tone of message.

 

 

also, you do come off as a prick if you're just like "yes?", it sounds like Im wasting your time by buying your item

 

Doesn't everyone use up time in order to trade? It's not like everything happens faster than the black hole's point of no return.

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You seem like you're giving off the idea that you don't want to trade with anyone if you say "yes?".  It makes you seem like it's a chore for you to trade and you'd rather not be doing it.  If you can't handle having to put up with basic social greetings, then put in notes that you'll only do trade offers and refuse to accept random adds.  It keeps phishers away and you won't have to put up with things like this.  

 

Every single trade I make that isn't done through offers, I always start with "Hello, how may I help you?"  and end it with "Thank you, and have a nice day" unless they're assholes during the trade.  

 

So overall, you do both somewhat seem like asses here, him for only trading with people who 100% expect proper greetings, and you for greeting with a pessimistic attitude.  I'm not saying you always do this, but it does make you seem like you're forced to do something you don't like.  

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If you can't handle having to put up with basic social greetings, then put in notes that you'll only do trade offers and refuse to accept random adds.  It keeps phishers away and you won't have to put up with things like this.

 

I've done that one time and what do I get in trade offers? People who often don't follow my description(i.e. Placed  a description of NO KILLSTREAK OR COLLECTORS items for bills hats) The next day, I get trade offers of KILLSTREAKS AND COLLECTORS. I'd show you proof if you want :P

 

 

I'm not saying you always do this, but it does make you seem like you're forced to do something you don't like.

 

It's not something that I don't like, it's something really unthinkable of me that any person to do such a request of being 'proper and well-orderly'. Reminds me of people that always wants to do things 'the perfect way' Yes, mankind does that in real life sometimes and even the internet but not a point of a necessity. Anywho, I'm getting entertained by these posts. :D

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i use "oy". oy is great

 

i hide my pessimism in that.but unleash it if they wanna offer items  

 

and when they do,i tell them to wait,and see if they have some cancer items in their bp (killstreaks,collectors,etc)

after i check,i say that i don't want the said items,before they offer, so they get a better picture how unwanted they are 

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Seriously though I wouldn't want to trade with someone that sounds impatient either. And since you've set your sig to that pic, I think you've taken this a little to much to heart.

EDIT: BTW the guy that was talking to you was my brother

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I've done that one time and what do I get in trade offers? People who often don't follow my description(i.e. Placed  a description of NO KILLSTREAK OR COLLECTORS items for bills hats) The next day, I get trade offers of KILLSTREAKS AND COLLECTORS. I'd show you proof if you want :P

 

It's not something that I don't like, it's something really unthinkable of me that any person to do such a request of being 'proper and well-orderly'. Reminds me of people that always wants to do things 'the perfect way' Yes, mankind does that in real life sometimes and even the internet but not a point of a necessity. Anywho, I'm getting entertained by these posts. :D

 

1st part, if they were going to offer you things you didn't want, they'd have added you and done the same exact thing.  It being trade offers only has nothing to do with what stupid people do and don't do when it comes to trading.

 

2nd part, it's a single person that requires this to trade, but it's a general standard that you at least act like you're not going to be a sixteen year old cashier who's being paid minimum wage and hates their job.  As said above, at least saying "Hey" is faster and sounds better than "Yes?"  It's not necessary, but it's a standard that most good traders keep.

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Seriously though I wouldn't want to trade with someone that sounds impatient either. And since you've set your sig to that pic, I think you've taken this a little to much to heart.

 

 

^HA, looks like someone helped you join the party.

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i added him to tell that he's a fucktard

 

i also said "hey" and "have a nice day "

 

it's a personal rule

That's just mean, if he doesn't want to trade with people that don't greet him then that's his choice, no need to call him bad names for that.

 

Also, just saying "yes?" does come over impatient in my opinion. I couldn't see why it would hurt to greet people ("hi" is shorter then "yes?"). Nobody can force you to greet people though. But if you miss a trade because of that then don't be surprised.

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