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What's an appropriate time frame for responding to personal e-mails?
0-6 hours 1
7-12 hours 0
within 24 hours 5
within 48 hours 1
within 72 hours 2
within 96 hours 1
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Posted: 09 February 2010 07:34 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Just curious about your e-mail etiquette. I have friends who don’t respond in a timely manner and it drives me absolutely insane since I see them on gtalk.

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Posted: 09 February 2010 07:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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It would depend on the relationship and the e-mail.  Some are more like letters and some are more like chat.

Are people less on e-mail now, supplanting it with chat and FaceBook?

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Posted: 09 February 2010 08:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I am pretty bad myself… at work :D
lemme ask u this, if they take x hrs to respond do you purposely take x hrs to respond back?

i sometimes do that with texts…

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Posted: 11 February 2010 05:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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i try to get back quickly.  the less thought the reply will take, the quicker it will happen.

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Posted: 12 February 2010 12:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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It’s usually e-mails about getting together for meals. Most recently, it was along the lines of “hey guys, ______ is coming home, so we should get together so she can see all of us. when are you free? do you want to make food together, potluck or go out?”

no response

Then my friend gets home, and sends out an e-mail with specific dates, and still nobody responds even though i’m 100% sure they’ve read the e-mail. Given 4 days notice, most take 3 days to respond.

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Posted: 01 March 2010 03:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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maybe Facebook events have replaced this? It just takes one click to respond to an RSVP.

amietron - 12 February 2010 12:28 AM

It’s usually e-mails about getting together for meals. Most recently, it was along the lines of “hey guys, ______ is coming home, so we should get together so she can see all of us. when are you free? do you want to make food together, potluck or go out?”

no response

Then my friend gets home, and sends out an e-mail with specific dates, and still nobody responds even though i’m 100% sure they’ve read the e-mail. Given 4 days notice, most take 3 days to respond.

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Posted: 01 March 2010 05:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I deal with email like mail.  It gets replied to whenever.
If it’s urgent it usually goes through IM or phone.

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