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This is probably a really simple (and almost stupid) question, but what does "PM" mean?

Asked by ChocolateReigns (5619points) December 21st, 2009

I keep hearing about people “PMing” and stuff on here…but I can’t figure it out! I have a feeling it’s IMing of some sort…

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gemiwing's avatar

It stands for Private Messaging. You click on a person’s profile and send them a message.

erichw1504's avatar

Poop Machine

Zen_Again's avatar

Pm me and I’ll tell you.

;-)

CMaz's avatar

@Zen_Again Wants to be Poop Machined?

LOL!!!!

erichw1504's avatar

@ChazMaz Or maybe he wants his Potatoes Mashed?

janbb's avatar

@ChocolateReigns In case you’re wondering, the correct answer was b: @gemiwing.‘s

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

On Fluther, Private Message. Go to the person’s page and write a message with the “private” box checked. Out in the world, PM generally stands for afternoon/evening (Post Meridian) or Prime Minister.

Zen_Again's avatar

Throws mashed potatoes @ChazMaz

dpworkin's avatar

The answers were much stupider than the question.

JLeslie's avatar

PM – Private Message. They appear on your top right under comments for you.

Some others:

OP – Original Poster
GA – Great Answer
GQ – Great Question
Collective – all of the people on fluther
Jellies – all of the people on fluther

AstroChuck's avatar

Pre-menstrual, I think..

ccrow's avatar

Personal Masseuse, Psycho Magnet… so many possibilities!

ChocolateReigns's avatar

Ya I figured it out. All the others I knew of.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

In answer to the question I see on here now of what makes you laugh? Posts like these. All of your senses of humor.

AC…you did it again. :-)

AstroChuck's avatar

Aw, shucks.

CMaz's avatar

Ok, I will try it again.

Potato Masher.

I though it was funnier at the top. I guess it is ok as long as it is at position 3 or lower. Will make a note.

erichw1504's avatar

@ChazMaz I guess they liked Poop Machine better.

CMaz's avatar

I concur.

Me too!

Zen_Again's avatar

Throws poop machine @ChazMaz.

G_tech's avatar

PM (Personal Message)
http://www.web-friend.com/help/lingo/index.html
This is just one of the places that can show slang on the web, here is a list that has many great places to look for more information.

SLANG ON THE WEB

Here are some web sites for those trying to learn the lingo of the web, it covers for chat to computers terms and more:

http://www.web-friend.com/help/lingo/chatslang.html

http://www.web-friend.com/help/lingo/index.html

http://www.techterms.com/

http://www.theworldofstuff.com/characters/

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Agora/5949/Help/computer1.html

http://www.mopo.ca/web-jargon-slang.html

http://www.jonstorm.com/glossary/ real good one!

http://www.computerhope.com/jargon.htm real good!

http://www.catb.org/~esr/jargon/html/index.html

http://www.catb.org/~esr/jargon/html/frames.html

AshlynM's avatar

I myself wondered what PM meant at one time. Everyone kept saying it and kept confusing me. I finally figured out it meant private message.

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