Monday, February 28, 2011

BB Rules of Engagement...

PING!!!

It's safe to say that almost everyone reading this is familiar with what that word above means... and if you aren’t… welcome to Earth! The Blackberry is one of the most common and most used communication devices today among young people. I love Apple as much as anyone, but let's not even get into the #teamiPhone versus #teamBlackberry debate. Until you can BBM with an iPhone, we're not hearing it.
This post is mainly directed at current BB users across the globe. I think the time has come for us to establish a simple set of rules for people who choose to use this device (I'm sure some of these rules will not work only for BB's. Feel free to use where applicable for any other smartphones).

1) Broadcast Messages - I figure we should start here because this might be the singular MOST ABUSED feature on the Blackberry device. Ladies and gentlemen, there's an occasional need to Broadcast a message to some or all of your contacts... however I must stress the word OCCASIONAL. It is supposed to be used sparingly, and only when it is important; infact, let's break broadcast messages into three permission-categories. Yes, No and Maybe.

YES: Broadcast Messages that are permissible SPARINGLY, include (but are not limited to) the following contexts: “Please check out my business/website/Product”, “Vote for someone for this competition”, and the occasional Breaking News Fact that you need to share (but which you have verified) e.g. the Deaths of Michael Jackson and Da Grin. RIP.

NO:
Spam –
You should have to be smart to own a smart phone. For goodness sake, I beseech you to realize once and for all, that you pay a certain amount of money for BB service every month. Please note, this is ALL you will EVER have to do to show the Blackberry server you are active. I must emphasize that THERE WILL NEVER BE A MESSAGE THAT YOU MUST SEND TO ALL YOUR CONTACTS OR RISK DELETION. EVER. EVER. EVER. Every couple of months, the same stupid spam resurfaces, and the same people fall for it over and over again. This nonsense must stop.

Religious (or superstitious) Threats – “Forward this message to 10 people or else blah blah blah”.

Random greetings like “happy Sunday”, “happy New Month”, “Happy Monday”, “Goodmorning everyone”, etc. While we can appreciate that most of these have good intentions, they generally just come across as annoying. You don’t walk into a building and yell Happy Sunday/Goodmorning/etc on a loudspeaker to every occupant. The same principles should be applied the next time you have that urge to broadcast this.

Random facts about your day like “I’m about to board a plane”, “Just waiting for take off”, “Just Landed”, “About to have lunch”, “what Movie should I watch?”, etc. I shouldn’t have to explain this. Just stop.

SERIAL BROADCASTING: please note that sending one broadcast per day is too much, even if it falls under the YES category. A couple per week is plenty. No matter how important the message is to you, the chances that we want a broadcast from you every hour, or every day, are slim to none. Again, you just come off as annoying. Failure to adhere to this can and will result in your being deleted.

MAYBE:
Musicians, Managers and their Entourages: It’s okay to send a broadcast message every once in a while about your new single/album/video. It’s NOT okay to send one every time the song is playing on Radio, or the Video is on TV. It’s also not okay to abuse the privilege by sending the same messages repeatedly in a short amount of time. One or two is enough. Trust me we saw it the first time.

The occasional Joke that is REALLY funny. The danger with Jokes is that these days, many people have MANY contacts. So when you get the same joke 5 or 10 or 50 times, it’s annoying. So whatever joke you choose to share, please make sure it’s original, relatively new, or so damn hilarious that we won’t mind seeing it repeatedly.

Traffic or Emergency Alerts: These are always sent with good intentions, so we appreciate the thoughts behind them. However, too many times, there are no quantifiable measures in the messages, so they become spam. For instance, if there is a major roadblock (or an emergency situation), please also include the DATE AND TIME that this is occurring. I’ve gotten the same traffic/armed-robbery alerts for a week from different contacts… it’s either people are just resending the same messages days after the unfortunate incident occurred, or we’re witnessing record breaking traffic/robbery times. No armed robbery lasts for a week. Even Anini wasn’t that brave (inside joke to my Nigerian Friends).

2) Display Names
Your display name is totally under your control; feel free to call yourself whatever you like; it is your right as a blackberry owner. However, please be considerate of some of us who are trying to get a hold of you, but do not realize you’ve now spelt your name in Arabian or Greek Symbols. Some of us have a lot of contacts, and it’s really annoying when we’re trying to find you, only to discover you’ve changed your display name from.. say… Jane… to Jane spelt in Chinese, or “My luvlies”, or “a woman’s heart is a deep ocean of secrets – Mexico – madly in luv”. Henceforth, please try to ensure that your display name at least contains the name we know you by, in some form that is type-able when we try to search for you. Please note that the examples I listed above are actually 100% real, I did not make them up. Also, we realize that everyone can re-name contacts; but we shouldn’t have to do it just to keep track of you. Afterall, it’s just easier to delete your over-expressive self.

3) BBM Add Requests
The BBMessenger should not be mistaken for Facebook/Myspace/Twitter. Your BB Pin is actually specific to your phone, and thus should be viewed more like a phone number. It is private and should only be given out with your consent. You also probably shouldn’t attempt to add people who don’t know you and haven’t directly given you permission to. If you’re interested in someone, it’s always better to get their phone number directly from said-person, rather than to stumble on it somehow and call them out of the blue. The same principles should be applied with Pin Sharing.

4) Contact Deletion
People delete contacts for a bunch of reasons. Maybe they have too many contacts and are trying to clear space by removing people they don’t keep in touch with. Maybe they are tired of the 5,000 broadcast messages you send per week. Maybe they just don’t want too many people, or just you specifically, on their BB anymore. It’s okay to delete, and to be deleted. Times change; contact lists do as well. NO harm, no foul. There are many more people to chat with.

5) PING’s!!!
A conversation should NEVER be started with a PING!!! It is supposed to be used as a tool to gain attention when someone is not reading his/her messages. The proper protocol is to send one or two messages and THEN PING when your messages have not been read. Not the other way around. I realize this might not be a big deal to everyone, but it’s just… chat courtesy… if you will. It’s like typing in CAPS LOCK. It just feels like you’re shouting on line. Not necessary, and annoying.

There are many more rules we can add, and we may choose to revise this list as time goes on, but hopefully this is a good start to a more pleasurable experience for us all. Please spread the word. And Delete a Serial Broadcaster today.

Signed,

Banky W. and other like-minds.

PS: Sooner or later, we’ll have to do a “Rules of Engagement” for Twitter and Facebook. Stay tuned. :o)~

PPS: Please never take me too seriously in these matters. I'm kinda just kidding. Kinda. But it's food for BBthought. I didn't mean to get anyone upset or offended. Just having fun AND trying to reduce the number of broadcasts I get everyday. Love y'all!

145 comments:

Anonymous said...

as usual...u always amaze me with ur blog posts....

Anonymous said...

Nice blog banky!!!!

Anonymous said...

Banky u make me smile!! :). I did one of these things to u... but it was a mistake. I swear!.. lol. mmm #OkBye!!

WithOneSmile

Anonymous said...

Hahaha!! So true! Love it!

oge said...

Nice blog banky!!!

Abiola said...

Just about to get a BB and you have reminded me why I shouldn't!

feyikemi said...

TRUE TALK!!..hahaha!!..so true,..i enjoyed it!..PING!!!..nice one!!..:)

Anonymous said...

I'm wit u on d whole broadcast shit...nice 1 bro

Anonymous said...

I wish some of my female contacts(names withheld)get to read this blog.Banky u're a genius,ori e pe....

Anonymous said...

@bankyW: nicely said nd simplly put! Dis shuld b a food 4 tot 4 all ‎​ users... Gud job

Anonymous said...

Nice

bolanle said...

Seriously, the name changing is so frustrating cause i get confused but u can change ur contact's names to whatever u want so u get less confused. Most times i ignore d broadcasts especially those ones like epistles. Thanks Banky for writing this

Anonymous said...

So funny and surprisingly spot on

Anonymous said...

Lwkmd! Ds strait frm Ur heart pal! Now I knw I'm nt Ur biggest fan! Omo mehn, dem don worry U well well. Dey shud take ds as final warning oo! But Banky sha, U b d fave celeb nah, no taya for dem!
Ds is rili gud dear, enjoyed every bit of it. Thanks!

mary D said...

Haha, Banky you are not serious. lol, was looking forward to some serious talk on something entierly different. anyways, i was entertained and 99% of what you said are true. looking forward to the twitter ettiquette, i know i've broken a few rules there ;o)

Anonymous said...

Correct!!!

ABIMBOLA said...

Well said my capable friend and king of the lagos party :)

Ro33ah said...

This makes for fantastic reading.I should 8r0@Dka$t this blog to all ma BB contacts.Jus kiddin, dont have one;)
Nice one tho!!

Anonymous said...

Very interestin,love it!am guilty of d ping part tho.nice read I must say.

Ro33ah said...

This makes for fantastic reading.I should 8r0@Dka$t this blog to all ma BB contacts.Jus kiddin, dont have one;)
Nice one tho!!

Anonymous said...

this is luvly banky and sooo true

Diva of Shea Butter said...

You have hit the nail right on the head! I cannot wait for the twitter or facebook rules!


http://divaofsheabutter.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Interesting and sooo true..well done Banky..u are multi-capable..lol
However,you almost spoilt it by apologising..some people need to hear some of thos stuff and *fingers crossed* stop them..when u try finding a friend only for you to stumble across his new name "the thing stuck between your teeth" then you will realise just how annoyin it can be

Anonymous said...

Now that's some real food 4 bbthought!!! Lmao

Anonymous said...

God wil bless d author/finisher of dis FACTs"Banky W.pls tell dem.
Titi Dreads

Anonymous said...

LOL!!!!!!!! can't just stop !!! ahahaha!!!!
ok, BankyW.Pls, let me ask wat motivated u to do this??? Gave my sis this write up to read and she's short of word's..she's been killing us with the PING PING>>>> Nice One...
U get MOuth Die...

Xzahra said...

I hope some people on my BBcontacts get to read this. Sweet Blog Mr.W!

Anonymous said...

9ce one mehn,ppl shuld jst adhere..Post d rules for twitter,am so sure u'll b guilty of most of crimes..twiraaa addict

Anonymous said...

You are on point not kidding at all!!! 9ja we like to dey abuse everything when we are not behead of Lucifer hymn.. bro tell em joor

Anonymous said...

LMAO @ “a woman’s heart is a deep ocean of secrets". Loved this piece. U r a prolific writer. Love you. xoxoxoxoxo

koolaries said...

Interesting and sooo true..well done Banky..u are multi-capable..lol
However,you almost spoilt it by apologising..some people need to hear some of thos stuff and *fingers crossed* stop them..when u try finding a friend only for you to stumble across his new name "the thing stuck between your teeth" then you will realise just how annoyin it can be

Anonymous said...

Okay Mr W, you got me rolling so hard with this.

Everything you've said is so true and needed. Kai...God bless you for this...

Hopefully the BB abusers will take heed stat.

So i pray...

Shadenonconformist...

Funms-the rebirth said...

Printing out this post, making a million copies and giving every blackberry owner.....the bb gospel must be preached to the ends of the earth.....hehehehe

banks O said...

Am guilty of some.. But I definitely
Do agree with this.. 99.9%.. Nice one bro..

milan7 said...

Interestin piece...Hate d broadcast part esp. As 4 d ping we use it unnecessarily. It is similar 2 buzz in Y messenga. Tell dem.

Anonymous said...

Wow its like we are thinking the same thing Nice Blog!!

otum said...

Nicely writen banky-double
I totaly agree mostly wit d gudmornin,happy sunday bla bla bla and the freakin regligous belive tinnnnny send "this to 5# or 6# ppl" and bla bla bla mssshhh
.You wrote it the way it shuld be....nice RULEs

Chibuzo said...

Very well said, broadcasts drive me crazy.

Anonymous said...

Seriously,there is no way I could have said this better. Banky u just touched some important facts that has to stop in the BB world. I really don't do broadcast on BB,but this is one message I MUST broadcast.

femiA said...

Great blog..Ąπϑ nicely said.. I jst hope all ð peeps on ma bbm get to rid this Ąπϑ adhere to it.. Especially concerning τħǝ broadcasts..

gbemisola316 said...

The name changing really gets to me, and all those lame jokes. Then those greek alphabet characters to. I always tell them "write it in yoruba cos i can't seem 2 figure out what u r saying".

nhammienhana said...

BBUs need to read this and stick by the rules, I sent somfin like this to ma contact list especially to those who send broadcast, only to find broadCasts early the next morning!!! Stick by d rules or jst whatsapp....

Anonymous said...

Well said.....point noted and accepted

Anniefertiti said...

Can I jst add re broadcast msgs... There's actli a facility where u can pick & choose who u send such msgs 2. It's a little box beside each contacts name. Unselect 'all' & then select the ppl u wanna annoy. 6 times outta 10 I beta NOT be among them.
Mr Wellington - thanx 4 this long overdue msg!

Anonymous said...

Pls tell em,some other broadcast too all in d name of warnin their contacts e.g anybody dat broadcasts again wsill b deleted and d likes

Tee said...

Super funny and spot on! especially the broadcast messages...I know people who broadcast "I have the runs" I mean seriously? why the F would everyone on ur contact list need 2 know that?!

I reckon smart phones aren't for everyone, like u say u gotta be smart to use one :)

www.that1960chick.com

Anonymous said...

You can also change pple's name to what you will remember!! I don't have an issue with pple changing their names cos I've changed the names of all my contacts. Nice job though

Anonymous said...

True for d most part..I the issue of the chain forwarded messages which usually come as threats is my most annoying part of having a BB..don't break d chain yardy yardy ya..jus get to weird at a point..
Am totally very guilty as to BB name changes..I do sooo soo often buh usuall ends wiv Arsenal as my surname..banky nice one

Debo said...

Thank you o.... Please tell them.. Have had cause to delete contacts for some silly broadcasts they send... Long Hiss.... It's really annoying when you want to buzz someone and u can't just find the person (cause of some strange name they use).... *smh*

Anonymous said...

That's the beauty of the delete option. No hard feelings

Anonymous said...

This blog just makes so much sense... This is d 3rd tym I'm readin it.... Stil lmfao... I swear down, Banky, you're so on point!! Pls cum up wiv d twitter rules of engagement soon... I kn Imma b guilty!

Anonymous said...

Spoken from my heart...love it! PIN=> PERSONAL Identification Number... internalize it! for me unnecessary broadcast messages= DELETE! no questions asked...no time!

adenike said...

Nice write-up i must say. There's a friend of mine in the UK who starts every silly conversation of his,with PING!!! The moment my bb vibrates and i realize the message is from him;i cuss him silently. As regards broadcasts;i don't think it'll sink into their heads. I already warned everyone on my contact list;if i get any silly broadcast from you;I'm pressing delete contact next!
Good job dearie!

Anonymous said...

Nice work boss..

Anonymous said...

Very true bro.....m tired of receiving broadcasts.n pple starting conversations with PING.when they could have jst typed it with capslock like u said.nice one banky.

Wise Sage said...

PING!!!!!!!!!!!
LWKMD @ a womans's heart is as deep as goodness knows what....to be continued....
@ Abiola- i am soooo with you on that one, and Banky's arguments for BB have still not managed to convince me otherwise. :P
iLike and seriously hope i do not have to wait another 6 months for the posts about FB and twitter, or else i might have to delist you...just kidding...you are too darn interesting-when you do decide to blog- i just wish your decisions come more often. :(

Anonymous said...

Wonder the reason for all this plenty english. Dude if u dnt like the broadcasts and where its coming from simply delete source. Period. About PING 100% correct. Change of name....same deletion applies. Period. Really u can't warn them all so just freaking delete em!
In conclusion, still on broadcasts pls do choose people you think can handle repeated broadcasts not just going to click ALL but choose and click on tolerant friends and send to them. That way you avoid getting hot-blooded friends irked.
Signing out.
Mus

isha said...

PING!!!

Spot on! Lol. I have deleted quite a few Serial Broadcasters and changed many contacts' names, in my short bb lifetime. What I need next is a way to change or delete their dps. Why should a woman's crotch be ur dp?

Or maybe that person shouldn't be on my Bbm in the first place. I have, proudly, never sent a broadcast message before. I intend to keep that up!

Anonymous said...

Spot on

dorkie said...

Hmm well said. D mfs who should read this proli wd end up not reading up cos its too smart for anyone who can't b smart with a phone message.and now a blog? #justsaying tho.this blog is very serios sha

Anonymous said...

Nicccceeee....

Jennifer White said...

Bruhahahahahaaaa......


This is very funny. True...but funny never the less. Ha!!

Banky W...you dey craze small.

Thumbs up on this...nice read as usual

Anonymous said...

LOOOOOL this was brilliant!!!

Anonymous said...

Banky W will not kill somebody with this blog! LWKMD!!
Better go and focus on writing more hits and leave people and their BBs alone.
You really have time sha...lol
You made some mad points though but I can tell you for free people won't stop, so just leave 'em alone and do something better jare.

Bebe said...

Real talk and you are so on point Banky! Nice blog: coherent and straight forward that even a dumb-ass can understand it.

This is my 1st time here tho and im glad i checked it out. Btw i just bookmarked it so i can always come back for more knowledge.

Keep up the good work and i love your music!!!!

#ibabamuhammed said...

Spot on Bruv! I agree with every single line you typed in here. I'm impressed with your blog as well. You're my ideal musician. More grease to your already greasy elbow. Cheers!

Tamunoibifiri Mobolaji-Kamson said...

lovely good food for thought if u ask me.... we follow your blog asap. www.secretlilies.blogspot.com

kola sl said...

I luvd d piece! Definitly craackd me up 3times or more. However, I disagree wit d PING!!! rule. I don't think RIM defined PING as an "only-to-be-used-wen-recipient-is-kissing-her-boifrend tool". Its just sumtin used 2 alert sum1. So if I like I can ping b4 I type or afta. As long as I aint PINGin 4 d sake of it, I don't c anytin rude/offensive/annoyin in it. But d rest of it is acceptable, if not fantastic

deaunan said...

Awesome! I'm totally referencing you in my blog!
Lol you forgot to add

-changing status messages every 10 mins aka i've got no life so I need you to find me interesting by announcing EVERY thing I do!- tres annoying!!


Can't wait for other rules of engagement

Neze said...

Nice one but serious if am asked...

Anonymous said...

On point.

beewhy said...

come to think of it, i av a serial broadcaster on my contact list! Broadcast like "i am bored", "good money y'all" drives me mad especially wen my state of mind is pissed!!!...lol! Nice blog

Anonymous said...

I think there shud be a link from ur blog to facebook. Wud hv rlly loved to share this.
Nice post. One of d sooooo many reasons why i dnt own a bb. Everything in Nig is a craze. The Q now is not "who owns a bb"? But "who doesnt own a bb". U're so on point. Thumbs up.
BTW hv u given serious thought to becoming a newspaper columnist? Lol. #justsaying

moblie said...

True and about time too!! Good job passing this msg out

Maryam NA said...

this is absolutely true! especially on the random requests and PING!!! thing. Really glad to know someone thinks like me Mr W.

Maryam NA said...

this is absolutely true! especially on the random request and PING!!! issue, totally on board with this. glad to know there are others that think like about this me Mr W!

stefni said...

Finally..... It needed to be said. Well done banky

Anonymous said...

very interesting and straight to the point.
Well said!

H said...

lol 81 comments on this post in a day...

Didn't know u were still blogging. Totally agree with ur rules.

Re:Name change tho, u can easily just change the persons name immediately u add them to their original name, that way u neva worry bout the symbols...

PINGing as a hello is just rude. full stop!

Anonymous said...

I love your use of simple words unlike some people who try to write and must use unnecessary grand vocab. You are on point!

Anonymous said...

Lyk serzly!!! Its freakin annoyin! If I delet u, it means I don't wnt yhu! Dnt snd a request again now! Banky, ur sooooo freakin right!!!! Aarrgghh

Anonymous said...

The part where u said typing in CAPS is like shouting online. Hilarious!
ALI BABA needs to copy that on twitter!

Anonymous said...

Great! Mr. Wellington, I must say I'm also guilty of some. Nice blog.

hayjaybawa said...

I read tha  Regulation like 5 diff times .....and I was like @BankyW is Dope mehn ...♥ uя̲̅ blog and keep it real ....I don't do any of dose  thang cos it sucks like HELL NO.....dose who ignore uя̲̅ blog are damn Missing out

Omawumi O said...

It was a very nice one.I particularly liked your usage of words,Pro! keep it up and I hope every BB user reads it.

babyjoy said...

I thought I was going to see an engagement pics of Banky w and a pretty chics, cos what I saw was banky w and engagement not knowing it was bb rules of engagement. Well nice one, hope to see ur better half soon. Lol

sisiekomi said...

Lovely post! And so so true.Those are some of the reasons why I "overscreen" people on my contact list,(my bro says I don't need a bb since I usually do not give out my pin,I have about ten people on my bb contact list!what do u think?


www.sisiekomi.blogspot.com

d_laru said...

This got me rolling and thinking on all levels. I hope my friend @shalypumping reads this cos she's guiltu of some of the offences here. Nice one Mr. Capable

Adedayor said...

Nyce one der banky...u were sooo on point,especially about the broadcasts. am going to have to post this link on my blog too

Lotanna Ojukwu said...

So true! You hit the nail right on the head bro!

Rockyboi said...

Very nice blog Banky... You're indeed Mr. Capable

Vickii said...

Ha ha, did you manage to reduce the number of BB Broadcasts you get then? People on WhatsApp don't Broadcast (and it's not because we can't, we totally can)! Just sayin' #teamiphoneforever :)

Anonymous said...

Banky w or wat eva ur called,ur dry boring nd gloss,get a life pls

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zainab said...

I am physically ROFLLMAO. (or i was till i had to let you know what i was doing) Hiii-laaaay-rious mate!

zainab said...

i am physically ROFLMAO (or i was till i had to leave this comment). hilarious mate.

Osagie Ehindero said...

Na your papa invent am? You clearly have an obscene amount of time on your hands. If anyone pays between 30 and 120k for a smart phone it is theirs to use as they see fit. If you don't like them, what they do or how often(or seldom) they do it then hit the delete button. Simple!!!! That takes less time, less effort and quite frankly is a lot less patronising and condescending as this blog post.

Anonymous said...

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May I use part of the information from this blog post right above if I give a backlink back to your website?

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Sanmi's Thoughts said...

Of all the rules, the one I appreciate the most is the one that reflects the point of privacy. I still get requests from friends asking for BB pins of others....hello....you had better ask yourself as this is quite private. I've realised it's better to ignore people that ask for such rather than tell them NO!

Concerning the abuse of broadcasts, I was hoping Research In Motion would include a new feature in the new software patches for the BB to prevent broadcasts from certain people, but I guess discipline is the appropriate measure as anyone should be able to broadcast you AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE.

This is a very useful piece of blog post and I can't quantify the pleasure derived from reading this.

Cheers Banky!

Anonymous said...

Banky ur totally right about everything but u don't have d right to giv people rules on how to use their fones...u dint buy it for 'em so don't dictate how they shud use their smart fones aii..

Debo said...

Sorry I had to come back. Seems like all my work of linking this blog to fb, twitter and putting up the link on my bbm didn't work. People still wanna talk to me and the 1st thing they do is..... PING.... Now I ignore.. Next time, am gonnna delete...

Le said...

I broadcast this to all my "regular broadcasters" and ended with "....to be fore-warned..."

5Five~9Nine Entertainment said...

Thank you!

5Five~9Nine Entertainment said...

Thank you!

Lighty 'neferet' Kopearl said...

U just took dis outta my gutts and spilled it out!!! Thank u. Thank u so much, dis may be d first step 2 saving me from going crazy in d bb world. It rings truth!

Babyloxx said...

PING!!! PING!!! PING!!! PING!!!
Ha ha ha ha ha ha!!
Every month or so, my phone "crashes". A great story for when 'they' want to know why they got deleted. Also a good excuse to get rid of the unwanted. If I don't remember who you are, ços you've changed your display pic/name yet again, OUT YOU GOOO!!

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.

donsege said...

Wow! N I tot most (all) artistEs were dumb! Dis actually makes sense. L☺ː̗̀(=)))ː̖́☺L nice 1

Naira technology said...

Hey nice blog banky,just hearing of your blog for the first time. Why don't you try shortening your posts on by adding anywhere you want the posts to be expanded on a new page so you homepage does not look overcrowded. I also own a blog

The Corner Shop said...

Honestly, I can't even choose which one of these is more annoying. I don't even read broadcasts anymore- just open it and shut it right back. The least annoying is probably the deletion cause it IS everybody's right. The rest are just so, well, annoying.

I enjoyed reading this. Please don't stop blogging

Adiya

zang said...

can i have your bb pin :P

Anonymous said...

Hilarious but Sooooooo on point. Lots of BBM culprits need to read dis. Big ups bro.

Anonymous said...

Hilarious but Sooooooo on point. Lots of BBM culprits need to read dis. Big ups bro.

rahina zarma said...

Very true and very funny. Right with u on the blackberry server broadcasts, they're simply mindless.

Anonymous said...

Well said banky.... Its noted !

Anonymous said...

Gosh Banky yu are ă darling 4 ds.. The whole bb users should eat and digest ds.. The PING!!! Thing is d most annoying 4 me,av deleted several users who think dey can disturb my sleep esp in d morning.. Av found ă solution tho,i put off d vibration :D nd bout d broadcast,i jst open nd ignore...

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Evie said...

I know this was meant for BB users but....... #TeamIphone #TeamIphone #TeamIphone yayyyyyyyyy lol....

pilicious11 said...

True talk n nice 1.

M'unique said...

I must confess,I am an ex-broadcast-junkie (I'm in rehab nw *grinnin*)
Nt guilty of d oda sins tho but DAMN,r u right!
Just as always,u r makin a lot of sense.
As 4 all em haterz hu refuse 2 see d truth 4 w@ it is n accept it pro'ly coz of guilt,
abeg abeg feel free 2 use ogbono soup do skippin rope den go dance owigiri ontop high tension wire *rme*
9ce blog btw,
U gimme a reason 2 bliv some peeps in d entertainment industry actually THINK(hope its loud enuf)
I never regret goin thru d stress of reading ur blogs cos its always worth it.
Thumbs up bro.
I do hope u r this smart/witty/in4mativ/fun in person cos I will meet ya someday, n it'l break my heart if m dissapointed.
Peace out.

Anonymous said...

Nice one....

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Anonymous said...

lol now what would be more weird is u actually keeping to all ur rules bcuz that's just not easy at all, but this was really fun to read loool...who knew u had such a gr8 sense of humour...just randomly tripped on this page after listening to a couple of your tunes for the first time, recommended by a friend :)..u're doing great, hope u keep goin' forward, am really loving what you doing with the Nigerian music industry over there...x

Princess E.
brainbeauty@hotmail.co.uk

Daniel said...

Nice one Banky, I love it. Funny enough we've ALL been caught in one or more of d mentioned ill acts of d BB world. Thanks 4 d reminders.

mebeautiful said...

i cant stop laughing...good job, well written..

Anonymous said...

This is a good blog. Keep up all the work. I too love blogging and expressing my opinions

Chizy K said...

ur so right, i wish some of my contacts can read this ... esp my cuz lolzzzz. hopefully he's not reading this

http://chizys-spyware.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

Thanks for sharing this link - but unfortunately it seems to be not working? Does anybody here at bankyw.blogspot.com have a mirror or another source?


Cheers,
Thomas

Anonymous said...

dont agree with every o,its all ur personal opinion though you are in the right on some of em,if ping its a means of gaining ones attention u can also start a conversation with it,seriusly,and the makers of bb didnt make sets of rules on how one should use his/her bb,i agree with you on the broadcast message tingy and also on deleting contacts too,all said,i must commend your blog nice one banky,you are a shining light in entertainment

zinieswit said...

thumbs up, it made a lota sense n honestly am guilty of one of d crimes. Lol.
don't ever stop blogging

thewordsmythe said...

This is absolutely hilarious but oh so true! Thanks for speaking up for most BB users.

thewordsmythe said...

Forgot to ask, may I please have permission to repost this as there are so many out there who need to be rightly educated about the etiquette of BBM?
Thanks

hauwa said...

lol...i love it....well said...i think half of my contacts need to read this...bbmessenger should be personal..bt people have turned it into a "who has the most contacts game" ignoring its significance...hawy :)

Darbie said...

This is SO SO TRUE! Tell them! I hope people guilty of these annoying offences learn! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Hey - I am definitely glad to find this. Good job!

ola said...

ROTFLMAO....well said,thumbs up banky. the most annoying thing dt happens to me is 'i use a picture of a pretty girl as my dp n d whole world is asking for her pin...RIM should consult you

Anonymous said...

God bless you for this post. u just expressed my sentiments exactly. i hope everyone gets to read this.

Emeka Amakeze said...

Hey Banky! Didn't know you blog but that's cool! Hilarious post but definitely bb food for thought

saralome said...

smh:-), this is so funny, the monkey story had me rolling, had no idea u where this funny. My suggestion for the monkey is to not feed them, unless u wanna have pet monkeys for sure, have fun on ur trips and be safe.

Anonymous said...

hahahahahaha..Banky, this is just too funny. im sitting here at work reading this and all i can do is just laugh...laugh...and laugh!!! #NICE ONE#

Anonymous said...

Hello Banky W, it's really sad. I don't know what to say anymore. I NEVER made ANY broadcasts. Really sad that I can't explain myself. May God Help Me. I changed my name to read about what is going on on facebook. I don't have ANY twitter account. May God Help Me. This is Abimbola Bamidele.

Anonymous said...

Or just get the iPhone... :-)

Oligbinde Damilola said...

I'm sooooo laughingngngngngngngngn....ok maybe but this is realyyy funny..i think you should consider being a columnist,i bet people would love to read your comments...muscisian turned writer...i can c d headlines already!!:..

Anonymous said...

I don't need to tell you how many contacts I've deleted as a result of the nonsensical broadcasts; forwared messages and the likes --very annoying. Thank you Mr. Capable for putting this out there.

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