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How can I correct text of another person during a chat without being pedant or making fun of the other person?

A written chat is not a good channel of communication for no verbal language, hence, is quite easy to make mistakes because each side might add different context to the sentences. This might cause ...
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How to handle office chitchat [closed]

I'm 30 years old, this is not my first job, and every time I start a new job, I promise myself to be more social and talk more with people. But what is happening is that I start disliking almost ...
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How to let people know I don't appreciate being ignored in instant messaging?

When talking with people through instant messenger or texting, I find it rude when someone doesn't reply. The other day I had met up with someone I knew from school. He told me about a business idea ...
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Deal with an introvert person [closed]

I'm a 24 year old girl and a few months ago a guy wrote to me by chat answering a question, I was happy because I "know" him a little in social media and he seems to me a interesting person. The ...
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Is it passive agressive to just write “ok” after an deleted message? [closed]

Today I asked a girlfriend of mine a question over Whatsapp. I don't think the message matters but, it was along those lines: Did we plan to go to the cinema next week? I then found the calender ...
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Should I change my attitude or way of talking based on the group conversation I have? [closed]

Background and Briefs: I have been told multiple times that I don't make good jokes and usually "bore" them with poor comments and also I am the most frequent user of English words in the group which ...
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How do I gently communicate to someone online that I'm not open to supporting them?

I know someone from a chat service I am on. We are not close friends; in fact, we barely know each other. We ended up in a brief private message. In a tangent related to what was being discussed in ...
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How to respond to someone who broadcast hoax on a chat group in good faith?

Note: I should mention that this may be a cultural thing in Indonesia to broadcast or share "helpful news/article" in a group chat, or broadcast it to all contacts in BBM (not group. Broadcast is the ...
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WhatsApp: read and not reply without sounding rude?

Many people who contact me on WhatsApp send me (too) many messages. Most of those messages are pointless, some are useful and few are important. I usually make it a point to reply to the important ...
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When is replying a chat with “thanks”, “OK”, appropriate?

Sometimes when I request an information from a colleague, I must wait a bit before I get the answer. This usually ranges from 1 hour to 24 hours (more or less). [10.44] Me : Do you have Bob's ...