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Poll: afk vs brb (0 member(s) have cast votes)

Which do you use the most?

  1. AFK (13 votes [30.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.23%

  2. BRB (30 votes [69.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 69.77%

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#1 Hentai

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 05:02 PM

I've been wondering what is the difference between the two phrases so answer these questions for me.
Which do you use the most?
Is there a difference?

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#2 alewares

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 05:05 PM

Hmm... Away from keyboard vs Be right back. Since be right back is more commonly used, away from computers as well, i'd say BRB. They have a difference, because you can be turned around away from your keyboard for a second (AFK), or you can go to the kitchen to get a drink (BRB).

BRB is also easier for me because there are 2 B's (easy typing).

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#3 LoluSad

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 05:12 PM

BRB = Basicly means Ill be back in a sec or a few mins.

AFK = Ill be away for a while, like 1 hour or so.

#4 Kiyuu

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 05:18 PM

I like them both, bee arr bee, ayy eff kayy

Then everyone copies my bee arr bee and ayy eff kayy. ;[

Edited by Kiyuu, 21 May 2006 - 05:18 PM.

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#5 Sniffette

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 05:23 PM

to be honest, I've only heard of AFK 2 years ago when i met my very good friend. still not very fond of it though, im still a brb kinda gal <3

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#6 alewares

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 05:33 PM

Of course... if you are torn between the life changing decision of BRB or AFK, you can just say "AFK, BRB." Or you can combine several variations of:

BRB, BBL, BBS, AFK.

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#7 Playboy

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 05:42 PM

AFK means Attacking flying kagaroos

And Brb means Big Run back


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#8 DeathZ

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 07:11 PM

I use BRB when i'll be back in like a minute or so.
AFK when i'm not here.
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#9 xpizzles

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 07:23 PM

I normally use BRB, but when I know that I'll be gone for a long time, then I'll use AFK.

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 10:50 PM

AFK will always be my favorite.
Why?
Because it is amazing.

AFK to me means gone for a while (dinner, out to buy groceries, homework, etc.)
BRB means bathroom, checking something else on the computer, etc.



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#11 FireBoar

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 11:03 PM

AFK to me means gone for a while (dinner, out to buy groceries, homework, etc.)
BRB means bathroom, checking something else on the computer, etc.


I totally agree with that, but I prefer BRB.

#12 ChibiBaka

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 11:11 PM

I prefer ASL over every thang! XD lawl i actually use brb more than afk. Actually i never used afk for ages.

#13 kawaiiyuja

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 12:33 PM

AFK is when you're away for a long time. BRB is for a couple minutes or less. I usually use BRB regardless of how long I'm away. :D
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#14 PsychoticLlama

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 12:40 PM

I'm definately a BRB kinda person. I use the term too loosely, though. Brb, for me, can mean anything from 10 minutes - 6 hours. :f6:

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 12:47 PM

to be honest, I've only heard of AFK 2 years ago when i met my very good friend. still not very fond of it though, im still a brb kinda gal <3


I still remember the day I first saw it used, and asked someone what the heck "AFK" meant. It use it pretty infrequently, and to indicate a general amount of time that I'll be unreachable. It sounds like that's how most people use the two, too. :horns:

#16 Froobert

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 01:47 PM

Am I the only one who says "BRB im AFK"? xD

Anyway as said before:
AFK - Gone for more than 10 mins.
BRB - Less than 10 mins.
Gone
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#17 Carta

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 01:52 PM

10/10 - I completely agree with Froobert on that one.

I use brb when I Alt+Tab out of MS to look for information.
I use AFK when my parents are yelling at me and I have to get off the computer for a long time or when I go to eat dinner.

But, lunch is usually a brb because I just run downstairs, make a sandwich and run back up. XD

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#18 Nel

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 01:55 PM

I use LMTFA which I will not explain here. :P
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#19 Tichondrius

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 02:03 PM

Brb is more versatile - means in-game or out, covers AFK as well as what it stands for.


#20 SinInstinct

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 02:07 PM

I use brb for short trips and afk for longer ones.




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