This might not need a whole thread in the technoquette one but is there a way to convey 'complete silence' over the internet/ in a chat conversation?
I was talking on gtalk with someone who made a comment about how I wrote one word (wrong - I'm dyslexic) - he knows my problem/point of view, I know his, the only way I found to deal with it is just to not say anything back, there's not actually anything to say and I don't always trust myself to hold my tongue and say something not e-hell approved.
But well, it stops the conversation until someone go on with a new subject. Is there a magical way to handle it? just the not saying anything part - I routinely handle the fact that it's no use for him to correct me the way he does (I might start again reminding him that it can be hurtfull)