This is in response to the horrid chat crash with Mike on Tuesday. As great as the white board adventure was, I was sad, not being able to catch up with Mike.
Go ahead and complain if I insult you, but this is my honest opinion, and I know for a fact I am not the only one that thinks this. And these ideas were proven when Adam did a chat right before Mike, and answered every single one of my questions and random comments.
1) Know the actual rules, to begin with.
If the rules say ‘do not write in all caps lock,’ then do not write in caps lock. What would look more appealing to Mike, or any band member? What would be “polite”?
This: HI MIKE!!! OMG HI GOOD MORNING!!!1111!!!
or this: Hi Mike! Good morning!
I think the latter one. And that is especially better for those of you who can’t write in English (which is another rule). If you’re not blasting out another language in caps lock, we won’t terribly mind you if you just want to at least say a greeting… But try to say it in English.
2) Do not ask “WHEN ARE YOU COMING TO (insert country)?!!”
From what they’ve explained countless times, especially poor Adam, I’m pretty sure our six favorite band members are not in charge of deciding what countries to hit on tour. Simple as that.
And do not make this a whole “You Americans don’t have to ask because they are there every time!” The United States is their home, where they came together. Of course they will always come here. And you have every right to wonder when they will come to you, but remember that not every country would be a sold-out concert. It is only reasonable to go to countries in which they would have the highest outcome. So, if you think you have a country, ready to sell out a concert for Linkin, then do something about it. I believe that’s what South Africa did, and now look at the reward they’ll be basking in.
And making an adventure to go see them elsewhere is not impossible either. Save up for a trip two or three years down the road. It’ll be an amazing experience.
3) Do not repeat and spam the chat.
What I got to see Adam do, was scroll up, and go through the chat at his own pace. So, he saw a question? He answered.
Then surprise, surprise- he skipped ones he already saw/answered. He was nice enough to say “I already answered that,” so we knew he wasn’t necessarily just ignoring. And what happened with Adam, should happen with every chat-- people kept their effin’ cool! They did not explode and bombard Adam!
Imagine asking a question once. Instead of filling the chat, making that poor scroll bar “small” as hell and 3/4 of it being the same damn question/comment- you input a question or comment, properly written and not in caps lock. You ask another, but different! You respond to something he says-
He could quite possibly keep up with the chat. If he could scroll up, and be able to actually read down without getting a headache, we might actually get answers! Supposedly standing out is not best.
I am a assistant to a professor, and any messy writing, pretty-color-sparkle pen, or anything with neon colors are looked over, and aw, look- no points for a grade.
Do not press space to make your text alignment different, use bold here and there, ~~~
OR DO THIS~~~~. If you are an adult, young or old, act like it. If you are a teen, you might as well start growing up at least in this aspect.
If he could read the chat as casually as reading an article, imagine how amazing these chats could be! I’m paying $60.00 for the opportunity to chat with a band member, and those $60.00 could feed me for two weeks. Please enjoy it more with me.
4) Think about your question.
I’m not against being fun, or getting to know the guys… but really?
I much rather know “Were the (beautiful) lyrics for ‘Roads Untraveled’ especially pertaining to your friendship to each other?” than “Do you pick your nose?”
I’m just saying.
5) If he says to stop doing something, then- stop doing it.
You are not being funny or thinking on your own if he asks you stop asking for shout outs, and you keep asking for shout outs.
You are being rude and (insert word I probably can’t say here anyways), wasting time and space on the chat.
Wouldn’t you appreciate having your question answered more than a mindless repeat of what you type out for him to “shout-out”? It wouldn’t be a real shout out anyways.
In the simple quoting of Adam- “Boom.”