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Old 01-31-2012, 03:50 PM   #31
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I didn't read any of these posts. I should have, but I don't always read them. Especially if there are lots and long ones. Sometimes I want to add a reply but I will likely forget what I want to say if I read too many posts. So, I post my reply as quick as I can.....
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:20 PM   #32
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I didn't read any of these posts. I should have, but I don't always read them. Especially if there are lots and long ones. Sometimes I want to add a reply but I will likely forget what I want to say if I read too many posts. So, I post my reply as quick as I can.....
That's a bad habit I've gotten into too. I read a post that I want to respond to and reply to that, missing other posts in between.
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:15 PM   #33
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I try to read every reply in a topic if I intend to post my own reply. Sometimes the OP's question has already been answered. Sometimes new questions or interesting side issues come up in a topic that I might reply to. A topic ("thread") implies a conversation and replies should fit into the conversation.

Sometimes a topic is just too long to read every post (like the one about "what you have been reading lately?" IIRC over a hundred pages!). I think most people would agree that it's better to get into the conversation and then start following it, rather than deny participating entirely because you haven't read every single post.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:42 AM   #34
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Sometimes, when you're requesting help (at least for me), I appreciate replies that echo each other. I mean, if 6 replies are totally different, and 5 are similar, I have an idea of what works for more people. Also I take into consideration where (geographically and ethnically) the poster is coming from. So I really don't think a repeat is a bad thing.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:56 AM   #35
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For threads with a lot of pages, I don't go back to page one. I do go back to see what the original question or comment was.
Then I read forward from there to get an idea. Then I go to the last page. Look at the date of posting, I also will read from the emails and not go to the forum. I skip weather or books as a rule. Or any other subject that I am not interested in.
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