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Are you part of a group of consensual pokers, or do you prefer random poking?

Asked by WillWorkForChocolate (23110points) February 1st, 2011

On facebook, do you only poke a specific group of people who you know will poke you in return, or do you frequently poke random people and run?

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I don’t poke people on FB,but I do in real life…with a stick.
Some people need to be poked.

augustlan's avatar

I’m not a poker. I don’t even really understand the point of it… I’d rather interact with people by ‘liking’ or commenting on their posts, or sending them direct messages.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@augustlan That’s it. You need to be poked. Someone poke Auggie please!

Summum's avatar

Poking only sets in granite the view of the one being poked. If someone comes at you with a threat of a precieved threat what will be the response. Try coming at them with no right or wrong and with no judgements and see the change.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I just poke back.

augustlan's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate I’ve been poked, and I usually just ignore it. I’m boring.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@augustlan Awww, but that’s no fun! Whether you’re the poker or the pokee, some poking needs to be done!

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I just want to say that this is your official warning. Now you’re both gonna get it. :P

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Bring it on sweetheart!

augustlan's avatar

I’ve poked back once or twice, but yeah… I just don’t really get it, I guess. Nef, I will hunt you down. :/

wilma's avatar

I have never poked but I have been poked….I think?
I don’t understand the poking.
It’s not like any poking that I have ever participated in.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

I’m assuming it’s a sign of affection. <pokes Wilma>

Jeruba's avatar

I have no idea what it means. One of the many aspects of FB that bewilder me or seem opaque and I haven’t bothered to figure out. This is why I mostly stay away from FB.

wilma's avatar

Me too @Jeruba , I don’t get it.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@Jeruba From my understanding, it’s just a sign of affection, sort of like playfully tapping or thumping a friend. Everyone should be poked and get that warm, fuzzy feeling! :P <pokes Jeruba>

KhiaKarma's avatar

My husband poked me and I was really surprised. It took me 3 weeks to poke him back. To me it’s pointless…..I see it as similar to a wink on match.com. Poking in real life can be fun, though. Bruises and all ;)

I have no idea why it linked up the website….I didn’t do that…...

Jeruba's avatar

Oh—thanks! I thought it was something like a semi-aggressive request for attention. More like a little love-pat, then? virtually?

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@KhiaKarma I think I prefer the poking on facebook. My hubby was goofing off last night and poked my arm… it’s still sore.

@Jeruba That’s how I see it, anyway. Just a friendly, goofy way of saying “Hi”.

josie's avatar

I’m with @Jeruba I really do not understand poking. What is it for? What does it show or signify, since what ever it is is virtual?

janbb's avatar

My son and his GF told me it is not the done thing any more so I refrain from it as I do most other FB furbelows.

SavoirFaire's avatar

I have never used the “poke” function and don’t entirely understand what it’s for. I get that it’s sort of a “thinking of you” thing that doesn’t require actual messaging, but it seems you can get that across in other ways. Maybe I just don’t use Facebook enough.

faye's avatar

Remember “Lonesome Dove”? Gus liked to go for a ‘poke’ with the local hooker. That’s what pops into my mind when I see that!

janbb's avatar

My kids said it has acquired a sexual connotation.

jca's avatar

does not think @Summum has a clue what we’re talking about

jca's avatar

if someone pokes me i will poke back. Only about two people i know do it. (at this point they might think they’re reciprocating my pokes, me poking first, but i’m not a poker). I think it’s silly, however, if someone pokes me first i don’t want to leave them hanging.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Oh dear. If it has acquired a sexual connotation, I’m in trouble, since I keep poking my mother and a bunch of other girls…

Seelix's avatar

I never poke. If someone pokes me, I don’t poke back. I think pokes are stupid.

Supacase's avatar

I don’t poke with the exception of one friend. For some reason we started poking each other and never stopped. It’s our bonding thing, I guess. Otherwise, I think they are pointless.

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