What does the dot mean? August 19, 2005 7:39 AM   Subscribe

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but what does posting a single period (.) as the only text in a respons mean?
posted by TheFeatheredMullet to Etiquette/Policy at 7:39 AM (5 comments total)

Check the wiki. The link can be found on the MetaTalk front page. The answer is in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section.
posted by terrapin at 7:43 AM on August 19, 2005

Aww, terrapin, that was so helpful...don't they let anyone have fun in Vermont?
posted by If I Had An Anus at 7:44 AM on August 19, 2005

A moment of silence, usually when someone dies.
posted by Balisong at 7:44 AM on August 19, 2005

There are no dumb questions, only people who don't search Metatalk for the word "period".
posted by nicwolff at 7:44 AM on August 19, 2005

Thanks, I feel like a bit of a dope now :)
posted by TheFeatheredMullet at 7:46 AM on August 19, 2005

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