ok, anyone who has ever used AIM (AOL Instant Messanger) knows that there is a “warn” button in the corner of all chat windows. If you press the warn button, it puts a percentage # next to the user’s name. What exactly is the purpose of this feature? I’ve noticed two psychological affects from it:
If I warn somebody for ANY reason, whether plain teasing or if they are acting like a jerk, I am all a sudden an asshole, and that person will hold a grudge against me forever (and almost certainly warn me back)
Once I have a warning % next to my name, I start receiving IM’s from people on my buddy list who haven’t talked to me in months, asking “who warned you?”
There’s gotta be some kind of certain purpose to this feature, other than just driving people crazy. What is it?