View Poll Results: Do you believe there should be rules of BlackBerry etiquette/use?

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  • Yes

    358 48.38%
  • No

    183 24.73%
  • Maybe

    199 26.89%
12-29-07 01:43 AM
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  1. artie's Avatar
    Do unto a good rule of thumb. Oh while driving, pleease pull over or if on the phone, Bluetooth or speakerphone.
    12-24-07 06:20 PM
  2. KG1's Avatar
    I agree that you can use cell phones appropriately. But with everything they should be used with others in mind. I hate when people are talking on the phone while ordering food or having others wait on them.

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    12-24-07 07:12 PM
  3. kgoodyman's Avatar
    i had an already bad driver try texting while driving not cool man not cool
    12-24-07 07:25 PM
  4. bentsou's Avatar
    If there's some rules on how to use your BlackBerry, it should be applied to all cellphone uses. Don't discriminate against just BlackBerry!
    12-24-07 08:21 PM
  5. declarenucleaire's Avatar
    any time when someone orders food, or talks to a sales rep on the bb... come on! common courtesy.
    12-24-07 08:31 PM
  6. Tofuspeedstar's Avatar
    I'm all for using your Blackberry wherever need be, just be smart about it.
    12-24-07 08:53 PM
  7. g888's Avatar
    My favorite thing in terms of rudeness is the folks at work who sit there and check their e-mails during a meeting and then have the nerve to ask you to repeat yourself or talk about stuff you've already covered and say, "oh I'm sorry I had an important thing going on".... I think that's me biggest blackberry no-no, either pay attention or check out of the meeting....
    12-24-07 08:59 PM
  8. yankees2949's Avatar
    I think we should all just use common sense.
    12-24-07 09:43 PM
  9. eMale714's Avatar
    I think there are "rules". They are just plain rules of common decency. I find that most BB user don't have a problem with being rude. That's what separates BB users from the others.
    12-24-07 11:41 PM
  10. crumrine's Avatar
    Well, I was just sitting around with the family this Chirstmas Eve. I am sitting there on my BB while everyone else was having a conversation. No one said anything, but I felt the pressure.

    I was able to turn it around a little by pulling up google maps (which is really cool with GPS) and answering some movie trivia by googling the answer. go Google!
    12-24-07 11:45 PM
  11. evilblackberry's Avatar
    Never texting while driving.
    12-25-07 12:47 AM
  12. hambubba's Avatar
    The same as for cell phone etiquette, if we were to make any. Of course, there's always exceptions and extenuating circumstances...
    12-25-07 07:23 AM
  13. evilcaptain's Avatar
    Do not use a blackberry when you are in a meeting or talking face to face with someone. Please.
    12-25-07 11:37 AM
  14. plucky10's Avatar
    Some of these stories crack me up... Common sense is lacking!!!
    12-25-07 11:56 AM
  15. hpatelmd's Avatar
    All couples on birthday and anniversary dinner dates should pass thru an airport style screening - would ensure harmony and good etiquette.
    12-25-07 12:04 PM
  16. NikeJohn's Avatar
    BB etiquette should be up to the user IMO.
    12-25-07 12:21 PM
  17. wingnut's Avatar
    I would have to blame myself for using my Blackberry to get sports updates while driving. Not too smart on the L.A. freeways.
    12-25-07 04:27 PM
  18. Hexnut's Avatar
    No drunk BB'ing, email or text when sober and lucid...
    12-25-07 04:31 PM
  19. crackberryvibaah's Avatar
    in MEETINGS!!!.. got to repeat the same thing gazillion times just because someone is surfing while we are all discussing
    12-25-07 06:17 PM
  20. grifinvest's Avatar
    I think that you should be free to use your blackberry, so determine for yourself!
    12-25-07 06:57 PM
  21. unholy2's Avatar
    No text or email while driving.
    12-25-07 08:06 PM
  22. solah's Avatar
    Definitely keep in your pocket/holster during a movie, the screen can be so distracting.
    12-25-07 09:03 PM
  23. hooliganrugger's Avatar
    I'd have to say that BBs should be turned off, or if you are expecting a VERY important call, put it on silent or vibrate. Otherwise, all attention should be focused on the meeting itself and the people within. Other than that, I have no problems with BBs/cell phones being uses in restaurants (as long as the person is not talking as loud as they can!). Oh yeah, put that thing away at the movies man!
    12-25-07 09:33 PM
  24. nebula's Avatar
    I was on a bus and some doctors were using their new blackberrys. They asked us to move over so they could sit together and sat out in the aisle and were showing off their screens and stuff. But when I asked what model they had, they just snubbed away. dum doctors. ALWAYS show off your blackberry if someone asks --- NEVER shove off your blackberry if someone doesn't care. That's my rule.
    12-25-07 10:02 PM
  25. KG1's Avatar
    Use it all the time....

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    12-25-07 11:20 PM
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