online when you have a joke, say in an email or something, its tough to gauge the response… ie was it funny or not
people dont usually respond with “thats hilarious”, or “lol” in response emails. they just dont respond at all, leaving you wondering if your joke was a hit or not.
often times it may have gone over extremely well, in some cases i’ve even heard of people choking on tears, but you’d never know it.
bottom line: there should be more joke etiquette in email