People regularly respond to my messages with single question marks. They do not use their words, so I do not use mine, and I do not think anyone has ever followed up. Does it just mean "This is a response, la-la-la-la, Elmos's response?" Thank you very much!

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    It's an equivalent of making quizzical expression IRL.
    – Kreiri
    Aug 22 '16 at 18:34
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    Please give an example of the exchange, without context it is difficult to say what is going on. Usually "?" = "What?" and can mean the receiver does;t understand what you mean.
    – Peter
    Aug 22 '16 at 18:36
  • Personally, I hate it when people do that, precisely because it's so vague. It means they're questioning something. What they're questioning, or why, is left completely unclear. So there is no obvious correct response.
    – stangdon
    Aug 22 '16 at 19:26
  • The correct response to "?" is "%&#$£§!!" Aug 22 '16 at 20:22

Some possible correct responses for "?" might be

Did you understand?
What don't you understand?

or possibly even


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