what is your definition chatting?

11 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Hi, C.W.!

    Well... there was a time when I would have said:

    "Chat" is an informal, somewhat idle exchange

    of pleasantries in a conversation, usually brief in nature.

    Webster's says: Chat: v., to converse in a familiar

    or informal manner. n., informal conversation.

    Yahoo can't define it, but "they know it when they see it",

    like the judge who couldn't define pornography, but he

    [knew it when he saw it.] Right.

    And, like the definition of pornography, the definition

    of chat varies from individual to individual.

    My current definition of "chat" is:

    That thing

    - which if removed from the Y!A Community Guidelines as a violation- would instantly relieve most of the tension and quiet most of the unrest on-site.

    Because they will not,

    (and because NO ONE knows what it will turn out to BE...!)

    "chat" is the source of a great deal of unhappiness and

    upset, and the reason more members LEAVE Y!A every day.

    See? Yeah. Me either. }:>

    Source(s): Oh Puh-leeeze.
  • An informal, ongoing conversation. As in, if I asked a question, you responded, I said something else, and you replied, and so on, and so on. If my boss asked me a question, and I gave him an answer, and that was the end of the conversation, that would NOT be construed as chatting.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yeah I've received many violations for chatting, i'm lucky to still be here.Why doesn't Yahoo just let us "chat" what's the big deal?

  • Dizz
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Hi cliff , how are you today ?

    sure hope you are well !

    (now , remember you did ask a Q and i am just replying , lol)

    thats a chat , lol

    hugs , D :)

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Mine would be actually having conversations back and forth and calling out one another with pointed questions.

  • 1 decade ago

    asking specific people something that doesn't have a survey or poll anywhere in it like Ron where are you. But why is it allowed in other area's like religion ?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Talking back and forth with another person.

  • 1 decade ago

    holding an actual short conversation.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    conversing back and forth. yahoo has a different interpretation.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'm not sure but according to Yahoo I do a lot of it :)

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