Talk:2093: Reminders

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I added an explanation in which I extended Cueball's reaction from the reminders to Randall himself - I believe this is commonly done for many comics, but please feel free to modify it. Ianrbibtitlht (talk) 17:25, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

Relevant SMBC: 13:33, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

I liked the rewrite of my original explanation but made a few additional changes. I re-added the intro about Cueball using an email client program, and I slightly modified the title text explanation - I don't think it's suggesting you'll end up friendless and alone, just with a level of friends that you can keep up with or who are willing to accept your lack of attention to the details of their lives. Ianrbibtitlht (talk) 14:08, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

Yeah, sorry, I kind of stomped all over your original write-up :) I felt it read a bit too much like the transcript and needed more explanation than description. I agree with your updates. Hawthorn (talk) 16:54, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
No problem - it was just a starting point. Ianrbibtitlht (talk) 19:31, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

Is there a real email client capable of all three of these types of reminders? 23:02, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

The default program of the xkcd phone can do this 21:09, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
Probably not the first one, but if not, there probably will be now! ;-) Ianrbibtitlht (talk) 04:51, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
Gmail definitely can remind you to answer an email (I don't know what exactly triggers this, I have a lot of unanswered emails I do not get reminders about, but I definitely got such reminders in a few cases), and it also warns you about missing attachments. I don't know about birthday reminders, as I didn't tell Google about the birthdays of my contacts. -- 09:57, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

Hah! Funnily at first I mistakenly read “conscientiousness” as “consciousness”; then on second thoughts... :o