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Texting etiquette question

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I don't always. Sometimes I do. Depends who it is to and the purpose of the text.
 

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I only say Hi or Hello if it's someone I haven't texted with in a while or have little contact with. I have at least 30 people that I consider our back and forth texting to be one really long conversation. No reason to randomly say hello in the middle of that conversation.

Back to the OP, I have exactly one friend who always starts her text with Hi (my name) it's (her name). Since there's only one person out of a few dozen that I text with on a regular basis, I would say No, it's not rude to not say hello at the beginning of the text. Most people don't do it.
 

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I don't think it's rude. I usually start with GM (good morning). If later on, I will say, Hi ........w/name.....
 

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One thing that drives Patti nuts is close friends that text vice call. So they will spend 30 to 45 minutes texting back and forth - asking, answering, clarifying, etc. She does not understand why they so not just call and get the whole communication/arranging done in 5 minutes or less.
 

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I do not initiate a text often, so tend to use talk to text when I need too, but then I have to add punctuation and caps where necessary. If I do not, it is just one long sentence.

When someone sends me a text, and I discover it, I just respond with no greeting. If there is one, it is "Oops - just saw this!" :)
 

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I don't like typing on my phone so I like to be as brief as possible. No greeting, and no signature, unless I think the person I'm sending the text to might not know who it is. I do however use full words, upper and lower case, and punctuation.
 

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Just for fun, someone should correlate the each response in this thread with what they selected in the "What age group are you?" poll/thread that is currently active. It would be interesting, to say the least. :ROFLMAO::LOL::ROFLMAO:

Kurt
 

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One thing that drives Patti nuts is close friends that text vice call. So they will spend 30 to 45 minutes texting back and forth - asking, answering, clarifying, etc. She does not understand why they so not just call and get the whole communication/arranging done in 5 minutes or less.
Call me Patti, as that would drive me nuts, too.
 

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For me, texting isn't the place to be chatty. Short, succinct, to the point, straight info. My first-ever text was to my kids, and I was scolded for "talking" too much.
Oh boy, this would be me, as my texting is landline so it would be from my laptop, as much talk ability as a Tug post. probably anyone that has seen me here knows that I can be long winded.

Tried it when I got it, overloaded my recipient, and that was that.
 

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No salutations. Except to Patti - professing my Love for her.

This needed special recognition. It's so sweet! I am going to guess that you don't use the same thing every time, either. I remember on Everybody Loves Raymond, he would greet Debra with something different each time. Of course, it was a sitcom, so some of those were to make us laugh.
 

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I don't like typing on my phone so I like to be as brief as possible.
I don’t like typing on my phone either ... so 80%+ of my texting is through my iPad or laptop. If I must text via phone I lean the phone’s dictation feature pretty heavily ... but then I must go back and edit as it doesn’t seem to have context for half of my common communications. I don’t think dictation has ever understood the invitation/question: “Hay run?”
 

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OP, you asked about texting close friends or family members.
I hardly ever do when texting my husband or daughter.
I usually do with friends
I sometimes do with my parents. Example: yesterday, I needed to ask dad a favor, so I certainly started off with a "good morning dad!"

For clients - I always start off with a greeting.
 

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One thing that drives Patti nuts is close friends that text vice call. So they will spend 30 to 45 minutes texting back and forth - asking, answering, clarifying, etc. She does not understand why they so not just call and get the whole communication/arranging done in 5 minutes or less.

OMG, I have one friend that voice texts. Drives me nuts! She goes on and on. She is a life long friend and I finally told her I don't listen to them, just get to the point.
 
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