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Old 01-29-2012, 02:31 PM   #1
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Do you read all the posts?

When responding to a thread? I do particularly when responding to someone looking for a recipe, just to ensure that I am not repeating or threepeating what someone may have alrerady suggested. How bout you?

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Old 01-29-2012, 02:42 PM   #2
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I try to, but don't always succeed. I really don't like sitting at the computer for hours. And I don't log in every day. I, too, don't like to suggest what others already have. So I try to read all first, but don't always succeed before putting my two cents' worth in.
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:42 PM   #3
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Oh, I do read everything when I've asked for help.
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:57 PM   #4
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Another reason I try to read the posts? Memory. I'm not so much worried about saying something someone else already said as repeating myself, especially when a post comes up that hasn't in quite awhile. Gee, someone wants to know about cooking duck. If I don't look, it may turn out that I answered the post a month or two ago, and just don't remember!
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:01 PM   #5
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I honestly cannot keep up. I read all of my subscribed updates first, then I scan the new topics. I wish I could though.
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:03 PM   #6
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It's so obvious when someone doesn't read all the responses first. Unless it's one of those ongoing game things that go on and on, I really try to read all the responses. Actually, I think it's almost rude for people to not pay any attention to what was said before them, thinking their own response is all important. Jes' sayin....
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:30 PM   #7
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I like looking at pictures, better. I hate reading. Therefore, when I reply I sometimes take things way out of context.
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:34 PM   #8
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:42 PM   #9
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I do. I'm kinda slow on the uptake, though. I respond, then often find someone else has beat me to it!
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:25 PM   #10
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I try to, sometimes my reading comprehension is not as good as it should be and I totally miss the mark.
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:29 PM   #11
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I try to simply because if I have something to offer I don't want it to be something already posted.

Another reason is that embedded in a thread can be many great variations of a recipe and missing those can be a real loss sometimes.

Lots of great contributions on this forum and I sure love reading as many as possible !
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:56 PM   #12
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No. There are many topics that simply don't interest me. I scan the new posts to see if anything catches my eye. I skip all of the games, movies, what did you read, watch, listen to. I skip most of the off-topic stuff, except Daily Trivia.

That said, when I do read a thread, I read the entire thread before posting. I am not inclined to add to the redundancy.
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:04 PM   #13
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No. There are many topics that simply don't interest me. I scan the new posts to see if anything catches my eye. I skip all of the games, movies, what did you read, watch, listen to. I skip most of the off-topic stuff, except Daily Trivia.

That said, when I do read a thread, I read the entire thread before posting. I am not inclined to add to the redundancy.
I do the same SS. I didn't mean to imply before that I read each and every thread here. I do however read all of a thread if I'm going to make a contribution.
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I do the same SS. I didn't mean to imply before that I read each and every thread here. I do however read all of a thread if I'm going to make a contribution.
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:09 PM   #15
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I do the same SS. I didn't mean to imply before that I read each and every thread here. I do however read all of a thread if I'm going to make a contribution.
I do that too, Kayelle. If I respond, I read everything in it.
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:20 PM   #16
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:24 PM   #17
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Sometimes, even though I have been keeping up with a thread, I use the search thread, advanced to find out if I have posted to the thread. It's bad enough that I bore my RL friends with the same stories over and over, I don't need to do it on line too.
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:43 PM   #18
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Excalibur and I look at all the posts...
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:02 PM   #19
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I read or at least skim all the posts for any tread I'm participating in. If I'm reading thread I don't respond to, such as the cat or chicken threads, I'll check in from time to time to get caught up but w may only read a few posts.
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:23 AM   #20
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I do. Only because I sit at my computer with the TV on. So I read or type during commericals.
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