FaceTime Etiquette

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by clayj, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    Having just completed a test FaceTime call with a rep at Apple (1.888.FACETIME), it occurs to me that a system of etiquette and standards for FaceTime calls is probably a good idea. Here are my initial ideas:

    • No nudity unless both parties agree to it. If I am videochatting with you and suddenly I see your d*** on my screen, that's not cool. (Of course, it probably took about one minute for the first video phone sex call to occur once a couple got their matching iPhone 4s. And that doesn't count the calls made by Apple engineers "testing" the phone. I imagine this will be the unspoken reason why a lot of people use FaceTime.)
    • For God's sake, no FaceTime calls while you're on the can. It's bad enough that people make regular phone calls while they're on the toilet.
    • If other people are in the room with you, you must disclose this to the person on the other end. No fair having a bunch of people sitting quietly out of eyeshot of the camera but watching what's happening on the screen.
    • No aiming the back-side camera at the Sun.
    That's all I've got for now.
  2. myjay610 macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2008
    Or.......people can do what they want on their personal calls?
  3. LimeyBastard macrumors regular

    May 25, 2010
    Maybe we could start policing regular phone calls too?
  4. stlredbird macrumors 6502


    Feb 24, 2009
  5. thep33t macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2009
    How about I do whatever the heck I want on my personal phone calls?

    Not like I am going to call a random number and face-time with them, just like i dont random dial and talk to people.

    If I feel comfortable showing my junk to someone on the phone, that is between me and said person.

    Get a grip dude.
  6. Laptis macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2008
  7. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    Agreed. Instead of making up more rules, just apply one. Common Sense. Or wait for SJ to tell you what is right and wrong.
  8. Dsr1205 macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2008
    OP: this is like making a thread about how to carry out phone calls:

    Dont scream loudly. thats a given lol.

    personally i would think it rude for me NOT to flash my dick at everyone i FaceTIme with.
  9. AK10R macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2009
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    What a buzz kill…..

    It OCCURS to me that you putting forth your ideas is just that, your ideas…..

    That's all you’ve GOT for now? Gee thanks let me know if there is anything else you come up with Mrs. Manners…..

    Lets do facetime K? clay……… Pinky finger down, ring finger down, next finger UP, pointing finger down……
  10. LimeyBastard macrumors regular

    May 25, 2010
    Otherwise known as index finger :p

    I like pointing finger better though!
  11. myjay610 macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2008
    Sounds like I need to develop the newest app: FaceTime Roulette ... like chatroulette.com but better.
  12. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    I like how the OP used bullet points. Makes it more serious. :rolleyes:
  13. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Sorry clayj, doesn't seem like your rules have much backing in the community. :D
  14. LoganT macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
  15. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    You forgot the teacup and Chamomile.:D
  16. JayDude132 macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2010
    Who wants to facetime? I'm going to have my dick on screen while im on the toilet in a room with a bunch of people (out of eye-shot) and i will occasionally change the camera around to face directly into the sun.

    PM if interested.

  17. AK10R macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2009
    Fairbanks, Alaska
  18. AK10R macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2009
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    ring, ring....I think clay jay is calling??? :eek:
  19. Rookie1986 macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2007
    Joke that didn't work?? Hope so coz the threads been slaughtered!
  20. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    There's a difference between etiquette and policing.
  21. despo1908 macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2010
    New York City
    just facetimed with an apple rep and he was nude :( no fair
  22. TheAppleGeek macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2010
    St. Louis
  23. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    I disagree with the facetime on the toilet.

    I plan to put different backdrops behind my tolilet so it looks like I am on safari or in outerspace when on the toilet.

    As long as I don't do too much grimacing and grunting, I think it is fine.
  24. agjake01 macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2010
    I think I'm going to market an IP4 accessory dongle that attaches to your bumper with a bottle of hand sanitizer...

    Who knows where that screen has been!?

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