Talk:2065: Who Sends the First Text?

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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This one hits home with me as I always try to balance this (I think I was taught this by my mom, consciously or not) and when the balancing fails the friendship fails too - usually painfully. -- 15:49, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

I couldn't help but notice that the far-right category (automated alerts and political campaigns) has a non-zero width, occupying the approximate range of 96~100%. Could this vaguely suggest that, for some automated alerts and political campaigns, Randall sends the first text as much as 4% of the time? Manabender (talk) 16:17, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

Maybe for political campaigns for causes he believes in, he has been known to initiate a call. I'd be inclined to believe the automated alerts are at the 100% end. -boB (talk) 17:16, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
And he might "opt in" to an automated alert system for something he considers beneficial, like weather alerts. -boB (talk) 17:53, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
during the Google Summer of Code 2006 one developer wrote a Contact Availability Prediction plugin for Pidgin that solve a similar problem. --valepert (talk) 19:31, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

I find it relevant that "People I politely put up with" is not actually present on the graph, and could be a reference to how we are often more critical of how we think we're being perceived by others than we actually are, and highlights that the far left of the graph is largely imagined. 15:08, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

The transcript lists the category labels left to right, but in the comic the leftmost category is labeled _after_ the second leftmost category. Especially because the leftmost category builds upon the label of the second leftmost, I think these two should be rearranged. 15:27, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

I've added a phrase that it's below (not after) the second. Since I read a bar chart based on the graph I didn't change the order (meaning: I always read this "second" text first, but also recognizing that it's not the first text). If you have a better solution, feel free to change it. --Dgbrt (talk) 20:17, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
OK, I think I've found a proper solution to change the order like probaly most people do read. Please check it. --Dgbrt (talk) 20:45, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

"this graph shows the majority of his relationships involve friends whereby both sides are prone to initiating conversations" Where does it show this? 21:26, 14 November 2018 (UTC)