When Siri doesn't understand the hell you're talking & lags

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  1. Antidoll macrumors regular

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    example:

    What are you thinking about?

    "Sorry, I don't understand 'What are you thinking about' " Search the web.


    It's okay, Siri.

    "Sorry, I don't understand 'it's okay' " Search the web.


    & she goes on and on not understanding until I press the home button again..

    wtf?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I don't understand what you are talking about either :(

    Who asks Siri what she is thinking?
     
  3. Antidoll thread starter macrumors regular

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    if you ask her "what are you thinking about" she will respond with "I don't understand blabla" & then ANYTHING you say after she will not understand..
     
  4. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    What does she say when you tell her you want to Piihb?
     
  5. Antidoll thread starter macrumors regular

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    Phiihb?
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    So don't ask her what she's thinking? :confused:
     
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    thanks Sherlock
     
  9. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    This. Go check the Siri thread if you want to know how she responds. I'm pretty certain someone's asked her that already. And if that is what causes her to loose understanding, then don't say that.
     
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    What did you want us to do for you?
     
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    Actually, Siri works just fine, after you say that, IF you return to using it normally and don't expect it to understand stuff that you'd say to a person, because it isn't a person!M
     
  13. Antidoll thread starter macrumors regular

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    How dare you say she is not a person! She has feelings ya kno'!

    (tots jokin) :)
     
  14. verwon macrumors 68030

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    ^^^ are you sure? :p
     
  15. melva macrumors member

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    The corret response should have been

    The correct response should have been "What kind of idiot asks asks an app inside a phone what they are thinking?" Apparently Siri has been embued with too much class to be totally candid.
     
  16. Shrink macrumors G3

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    These constant attempts to ask the app (not "she" - an app) totally ridiculous and absurd questions is becoming ludicrous. I don't understand the motivation to "fool" a digital program.It's like trying to get the iCal app to do math - and then discovering the app can't do calculus.

    And then feeling the need to report it to all and sundry.

    Dopey...:p
     
  17. PeteLP macrumors regular

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    I think your key point here is that after asking such a question (which is fun, and which a lot of people are doing and enjoying) she gets into a mode where she's less than normally responsive.

    There are two solutions"

    1) say: "Start Over", (That works for any request that leaves her waiting for a decision from you.)

    2) dismiss her by clicking the home button, and then restart by pressing and holding the home button (as you implied)

    I'm not sure which is faster.


    Pete
     
  18. Antidoll thread starter macrumors regular

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    thank you for the response :)



    BTW - the only reason I asked an "app" what was she thinking about because when I asked her what was she doing she said "Just thinking" so... the next question was pretty obvious:)
     
  19. Futhark macrumors 65816

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    Every time I ask "what's the weather like in Spain" Siri always says Spean which it obviously doesn't understand. No matter how many times I try to say it as clearly as possible.
     
  20. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    Well, don't ask stupid questions and you won't get stupid answers. Why the heck are you asking a AI "What are you thinking". It's a very stupid question that you know Siri cannot answer. Because Siri follows a conversation, all you do is restart her and she forgets what you were talking about. I do it all the time.

    Get with it.
     
  21. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020

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    Telling him to not ask weird question is not a solution. The bug is still there.

    He could simply have asked her a question that she misunderstood like:

    and in this case the bug is still present whitout any weird question asked.

    The problem is that once she can't answer one request she starts not understanding stuff that she normally would until you start over.

    It's my first day of owning a 4S and I noticed it already so I guess it's a pretty common bug.
     
  22. openendstraight macrumors regular

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    If it is an obvious bug, why would you feel the need to point it out?
     
  23. Antidoll thread starter macrumors regular

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    If you followed the posts in this thread you would realize that apparently I was mistaken when I said it was an obvious bug since no one thinks that's a "bug"

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    Finally someone acknowledging the BUG I was referring to and not focusing on the dumb just-for-fun question I asked :)

    Bravo!
     
  24. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    OP, I don't understand you either. What is the purpose of your post?
     
  25. PeteLP, Oct 28, 2011
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    Two points:

    1) I don't think its a bug, that she's waiting for a response to her question: "Do you want me to search the web?" And needs to be told told to start over. Although every time she asks asks such a question, it would certainly be a lot better if there were a "Start Over" button in addition to a "Search the web" button. SO IMO opinion your general point (about needing to leave and come back or knowing to say "Start Over"), is perfectly valid, with regards to ALL similar circumstances. (many of which have nothing to do with silly questions.)


    2) I think everyone who's getting on you for "asking a dumb question" is completely missing the point. So many people are having fun asking siri silly questions, its part of the deal. And your question is really much more general than that.

    JMHO

    Pete
     

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