#1 Posted by Bocam (4040 posts) -


#2 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

D. Physical Violence

#3 Posted by Breadfan (6803 posts) -

Telepathy

#4 Posted by Bocam (4040 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

D. Physical Violence

I knew I left out something.

#5 Edited by PillClinton (3358 posts) -

Person I actually want to converse with: in person.

Random employee/customer service rep/etc: always text.

I'll also add that I wholeheartedly agree with Jeff's hatred of telephony. Fuck phones, man.

#6 Posted by CaLe (4311 posts) -

Phone because then I don't have to see their stupid face.

#7 Posted by Fat_Magnum (69 posts) -

Through breakdance metaphors.

#8 Posted by Animasta (14824 posts) -

text but I hate my voice so

#9 Posted by JasonR86 (10028 posts) -

It depends on what we're talking about.

#10 Edited by sixpin (1333 posts) -

I prefer an in person conversation. I dislike talking on the phone. Text is fine though.

#11 Posted by RWBladewing (128 posts) -

@PillClinton said:

Person I actually want to converse with: in person.

Random employee/customer service rep/etc: always text.

^ This. Though lately I've been running into more cases of customer service reps simply ignoring my emails. Still less trouble than trying to actually talk to them though.

#12 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19824 posts) -

Always through text, unless it's something significantly important (then maybe in person would be preferable).

#13 Posted by falserelic (5721 posts) -

Depends on the situation.

#14 Posted by Yummylee (23469 posts) -

Through the art of dance. Or dancing with words. And fireaxes.

#15 Posted by Bell_End (1234 posts) -

it depends.

if the person is next to me or with in a distance they will hear me i prefer to talk

if the person is outside that range and i need to talk to them i'l call them

if i just want to know something and im in not hurry for a response i'l text them.

#16 Posted by That1BlackGuy (219 posts) -

I ain't gon front I dislike talking on the phone for some reason (probably because my hearing sucks), but I can throw up text's or have a convo in person no issue.

#17 Posted by LikeaSsur (1686 posts) -

Who is this person? A stranger? Family member? Acquaintance? Potential Lover? Best Friend?

It all depends on who this "someone" is.

#18 Posted by stonepawfox (237 posts) -

as an IT employee i prefer talking in-person because most of the time people don't know what the hell they are talking about or just lie to me, so i need to be able to see what they mean

#19 Posted by Phatmac (5921 posts) -

THE ART OF THE FIST.

#20 Posted by skrutop (3812 posts) -

I hate, hate, HATE talking on the phone.

#21 Posted by Daiphyer (1419 posts) -

Friends and family: In person.

Everything else: Text.

Fuck Phones.

#22 Posted by Bocam (4040 posts) -

I mostly made this poll just to make sure I wasn't weird for disliking talking on the phone.

#23 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6497 posts) -

In person obviously, but that's not always an option. I can't stand when people flip a shit about how we text or talk on the phone too much. Stupid people do that, and if you're gonna text the person sitting next to you, you're easily ignored anyway.

#24 Posted by Bell_End (1234 posts) -

@skrutop said:

I hate, hate, HATE talking on the phone.

why.

#25 Posted by Muerthoz (364 posts) -

In person because it's easier to tell if they're paying attention.

#26 Posted by TerribleStapler (58 posts) -

@PillClinton said:

Person I actually want to converse with: in person.

Random employee/customer service rep/etc: always text.

I'll also add that I wholeheartedly agree with Jeff's hatred of telephony. Fuck phones, man.

Might I add that I wholeheartedly agreement with your statements.

#27 Posted by pyromagnestir (4386 posts) -

I don't hate talking on the phone as I was born in the 80's.

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Actually I kinda like a phone call. It's nice when you can talk to someone who you otherwise wouldn't be able to without a long trip and/or lots of scheduling and so on. And after all that and you're there you feel the need to talk and talk about anything just because you went to all the trouble to see them, whereas a phone call can last just as long as you want or need it to. But this is assuming the person is someone I want to be talking to in the first place.

#28 Posted by Dagbiker (7022 posts) -

I never answer my cell phone. Not even for people I know.

#29 Edited by Zaccheus (1837 posts) -

Toss up between talking and text. I fucking hate talking on the phone.

#30 Posted by JackSukeru (6144 posts) -

@PillClinton said:

Person I actually want to converse with: in person.

Random employee/customer service rep/etc: always text.

I'll also add that I wholeheartedly agree with Jeff's hatred of telephony. Fuck phones, man.

These seem like the kind of opinions I could get behind.

Now where exactly did Jeff state his dislike of telephony? I'm mostly asking because I'm hoping it will be some kind of podcast rant that someone could easily link me to.

#31 Posted by Profsn1pe (17 posts) -

I'd prefer to talk to random people through text since I have a high pitch voice (that I hate with a Passion) and random people sometimes think I'm lying when I say I'm 20. It doesn't help that most phones and mics make my voice sound even higher so I have a hatred of talking on the phone. If I do know the person though I like to talk in person.

#32 Posted by PillClinton (3358 posts) -

@RockmanBionics: It was definitely on a Bombcast. I think not too long after the CBSi merger, because he was talking about having to talk on the phone a bunch to make plans and do business-y stuff. Maybe it was right before E3 actually...

#33 Posted by mlarrabee (3259 posts) -

@PillClinton said:

Person I actually want to converse with: in person.

Random employee/customer service rep/etc: always text.

I'll also add that I wholeheartedly agree with Jeff's hatred of telephony. Fuck phones, man.

Exactly the same here.

#34 Posted by McGhee (6128 posts) -

I hate talking on the phone, and I don't like paying the bullshit overpriced fees for texting. And people piss me off. Arghh, just leave me alone already.

#35 Posted by ajamafalous (12513 posts) -

Person > Text > Phone

#36 Posted by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -

@Breadfan said:

Telepathy

I wouldn't recommend it.
#37 Posted by Chop (2010 posts) -

In person, with text being a close second.

I HATE talking on the phone though. I'm terrible at it and manage to turn every fucking phone call into the most awkward thing in the world.

#38 Posted by BabyChooChoo (5394 posts) -

In person. I'm not the best person to have a conversation with, but, fuck, do I hate talking on the phone. I honestly don't know why, but it bothers the hell out of me when people try to have real, long-ass conversations over the phone. Texting is even worse in my opinion. Obviously, if someone wants to have a small 5-10 minute chat or say what's up or whatever then fine. Other than that, I'd rather talk face to face.

I dunno, it all feels so goddamn...impersonal. If someone does insist on calling/texting then fine I'll do it, but I'd much rather talk face to face. Like the only other form of communication that doesn't annoy me is Skype or any form of webcam chat really.

#39 Posted by BraveToaster (12636 posts) -

It depends on the person in question.

#40 Posted by huntad (2096 posts) -

In person. Way less confusion than those other forms.

#41 Posted by EvilNiGHTS (1169 posts) -

I like them to email me a link to their webcam.

#42 Posted by BonOrbitz (2405 posts) -
#43 Posted by Cyrus_Saren (553 posts) -

Text. Always. The only person I don't mind talking with on the phone or in person is my girlfriend. I suppose I'm just an impersonal kind of guy.

#44 Posted by Elazul (1345 posts) -

Talking in person is always preferable, but between phone calls and texts it's really a toss up. If it's a friend who can't spell properly and/or uses emoticons and stupid acronyms, I usually try to avoid text conversations as much as possible.

#45 Posted by believer258 (12958 posts) -

In person.

Phone talk sucks. I get on there, get whatever I need to say done with, and then get off, and I'm too slow at texting for it to ever be useful.