March 15, 2004
DreamBoat2993: who r u
DreamBoat2993: tell me now
DreamBoat2993: WHO R U
matt75229: who r u
sylloge: who r u?
March 10, 2004
XJeSsyGurLX143: i need your help!
XJeSsyGurLX143: i saw your s/n on a website that is willing to help people with their problems so do you think you'll be able to help me?
sylloge: I'm not really one for helping people with their problems
sylloge: but what's up?
XJeSsyGurLX143: i have a boyfriend and i like someone else so we got the hook-up last night now i wanna break up with my old boyfriend but i don't know how to break it to him
March 08, 2004
SkyGurl4, Part III
SkyGurl4: yah know yuor icon...is that you?
sylloge: this is me
SkyGurl4: no that picture of that guy..is that picture of you?
sylloge: that is a picture of me
February 27, 2004
SkyGurl4, part II
*** Auto-response from SkyGurl4: I am away from my computer right now.
SkyGurl4: i swwear to you yur sn is on this website of you and a person talking
sylloge: my SN?
February 26, 2004
SkyGurl4: who is this?
sylloge: why would you send *me* an IM and then ask who it is?
sylloge: wtf r u?
SkyGurl4: sry but u were on the web
February 17, 2004
Colombiangel1213: i need ur help again
*** Auto-response sent to Colombiangel1213: I am currently away from the computer.
sylloge: what's up?
Colombiangel1213: k i need to get info about whre in colombia are the tallest peaks and where are they
sylloge: Are you from Colombia?
February 11, 2004
Aerochic455: r u a robot?
sylloge: no - I am a man!
January 20, 2004
Colombiangel1213: do u no where i could get info bout hiking and mountains and stuff like that
sylloge: http://www.google.com/ ?
Colombiangel1213: thats it
sylloge: That's what you've been looking for? You could search for it
January 15, 2004
Littlemotivride, part 3
Littlemotivride: do you know of any sites with valid cd keys
sylloge: I'm afraid I cannot help you there
sylloge: You have been reported to the authorities
Littlemotivride: for counter strike
sylloge: Legel proceedings will commence at the discretion of the supervisor
sylloge: s'up, yo?
sylloge: I mean WHAT it is?
simss2s: Hey do you answer questuions
sylloge: Only if you put a question mark at the end
Giddyup1155: nmjc u
sylloge: What does that mean?
January 14, 2004
Littlemotivride: who is this
Littlemotivride: i'm just asking
sylloge: ahoy - how can I help?
Giddyup1155: r u a robot?
sylloge: I am just a regular fella
January 13, 2004
Littlemotivride: when did the iraq u.s. war start
Littlemotivride: do you know
sylloge: Have you ever checked out Google?
January 11, 2004
rappinchild1: got a few more
rappinchild1: i didnt get them on google or yahoo
sylloge: by, the way, I think SeXyThUg150 likes you as more than a friend
SeXyThUg150: who is this
sylloge: you IM'd me
sylloge: what it is, my friend?
rappinchild1: got sum q's for ya
rappinchild1: What is the energy-releasing carbohydrate in biological systems?
sylloge: Duh ... glucose.
rappinchild1: man u r f-in awesome
sylloge: hi there
pSyCokiLerKsekeC: im emilie
pSyCokiLerKsekeC: i hav questions
Patman 12 o4
Patman 12 o4: hey
Patman 12 o4: can you tell me some countries that export products to the US
sylloge: pretty much all of them?
January 03, 2004
What this site is
In June 2003, I wrote something about instant messaging that included the words "question" and "answerer". In November of that year, a young girl trying to finish her homework searched for "instant message question answerer", found the piece I had written, and IM'd me, looking for some answers.
Foolishly, I titled that post "Instant Message Question Answerer" which became "sylloge: Instant Message Question Answerer" as the title of the page ("sylloge" is both my AIM screen name and the name of my personal site). People linked to it, and now that is the first result on Google for "question answerer".
And so, people mostly kids doing their homework IM me their questions. Depending on my mood, I am helpful or snarky. For a while I resisted, but now I have given in. At some point it occured to me to save the transcripts, and these are the ones I have managed to find. It has slowed down quite a bit, but they still happen from time to time and I will post the results here.