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  • by ZuLuuuuuu (8763) on 2008.07.27 5:37 (#64059)
    Actually, this is why the "XXX is typing a message right now..." feature implemented in MSN or similar IM software. If you could see that jbarton was typing something after the introduction then you would know that he was writing the question and not waiting somebody to answer. Somehow, when you don't see the person you speak to there are many moments that you should know if everything he/she is going to say is over. That's why for example when speaking with walkie-talkies we say "over" after finishing what we want to say so that we don't mess up the 1-way communication (unlike the 2-way communication on telephones). I don't know if IRC allows an implementation of "currently typing feature" but if not then we can use "over" word :D