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Would you reply to those italki's user without any information?

Hi, everybody. As my Title, would you reply to those users without photo or any information? 

We don't know each other,  photo is the first step let me know who you are. And then read the information,i can guess how you are.

When those who without any information say only "hi" ,be honest , I am put off .I'm very confussed what they want to do.





Sep 20, 2016 3:43 PM
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Shahed, nobody will answer you because they care. Your friends and family may care about you, but you can't expect a complete stranger on the Internet to give you their time for free. Talking or chatting to someone regularly requires a lot of time. People will only answer you here if they need you, not just because you need them. It's that simple. You may of course get some free help, but it's mostly limited to answering questions and correcting notebooks, and even that is not guaranteed as it is based on their free will. So if you have an important exam to prepare, I would suggest you to find other ways to learn. I would also suggest, when you do contact someone, to state exactly what kind of help you need and be as specific as you can. If it doesn't require a lot of time, I'm sure more people will be willing to help.
September 20, 2016
I don't care about photos, but when I receive messages like "hi", "how are you?". "do you want to be friends?", I don't reply and I'm annoyed either... This is not the place for this dating-site style begin of a conversation, or at least I don't like them, they don't make me want to begin a conversation.
September 20, 2016

According to my informal statistics, more than 80% language partners who send a request to make friends would say nothing more than "hi" or "hello". I really do not understand what those people want. Do they not sense that is pretty wasteful and useless for their work? I suppose most of them are young people who do not know how others feel about "Hi" only. 


Besides, I do not consider the photo is important for you to choose a favorable language partner, but rather, the response from the person you wish to practice is much more important than a fabulous photo. That is my experience in learning English and seeking for better language partners to enjoy the journey of learning. 

September 21, 2016
No Peter, many of us are only or primarily hear to learn a language. And then it is a bit annoying when most of the messages I get are from people who can't help with my language learning but only want to socialize.
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese
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