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Do you bother to read a topic before posting a reply?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by Mastadge, Aug 10, 2005.

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Do you bother to read a topic before posting a reply?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. I read the whole thread before I reply.

    17.2%
  2. I read a couple posts in a thread, but don't waste my time reading the whole thing.

    60.6%
  3. I only read the first post in the thread before replying.

    2.0%
  4. I don't read any of the thread; I just reply to the thread title.

    1.0%
  5. I haven't read the other options and I don't know what this poll is about, but I'm answering anyway.

    5.1%
  6. Anakin.

    14.1%
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  1. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Simple enough. Especially in JCC but sometimes elsewhere, it seems pretty apparent that people respond to the thread having read the topic line but not the actual post itself. I'm wondering, do you do that, or do you actually read at least the original post before you reply?
     
  2. imperial_dork

    imperial_dork Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    A little from column 'A', a little from column 'B'.

    If the thread is less than 10 pages, I'll usually read the whole thing before replying. If it's a monster of a thread, I usually go back several pages to get an idea of what's been covered first.

    edit: Regardless of length, I'll always read the first post.
     
  3. droideka27

    droideka27 Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I read a couple posts in a thread, but don't waste my time reading the whole thing.

    That's closest, although at least half the time i read the whole thread.
     
  4. JediSara

    JediSara Jedi Master star 5

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    Aug 1, 2004
    Anakin.

    I mean I read a couple posts in a thread, but don't waste my time reading the whole thing.
     
  5. Darth-Lutgerous

    Darth-Lutgerous Jedi Master star 4

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    May 24, 2005
    I read a couple of posts in a thread, but hardly ever the whole thing. Some are just too long.
     
  6. green-boy

    green-boy Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Aug 11, 2004
    I read a couple first.
     
  7. darth_nemisis

    darth_nemisis Jedi Master star 6

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    May 15, 2004
    I read a few posts, then reply.
     
  8. FelsGoddess

    FelsGoddess Game Host star 5 VIP - Game Host

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    Sep 5, 2004
    I try to read the whole thread before replying.
     
  9. That_Wascally_Droid

    That_Wascally_Droid Jedi Knight star 6

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    I always try to read the whole thing. Otherwise, why participate? You're doing more harm than good and possibly preventing a good discussion.
    If a thread is more than 2 pages (I have my settings at 50 per page) I usually see that as the conversation is going and it's a bit late. Unless, I really want to participate or can participate in it easily.
    If a thread is more than 4 pages, I usually rule it out entirely unless I see a point to participate.
    Gargantuan threads I typically don't even read. Too time consuming, it's usually taken on a life of its own that I won't understand, and meh.
    If it's a big one, but mostly swamped with fluff replies (like posts made in a review thread), I'll read the first three pages or so, then skip the small replies and stick with the longer replies or replies from people I know and like. But we're talking in the area of 10 pages.
     
  10. Le_Sammler

    Le_Sammler Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Mar 21, 2005
    I voted Anakin... simply because there was not an option for all of the above, or something similar. Sometimes by the title of the thread, it can be easily to come up with an opinion or reply.
     
  11. Cloned_Sidious

    Cloned_Sidious Jedi Knight star 8

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    Oct 14, 2004
    I read a couple posts in a thread, but don't waste my time reading the whole thing.

    That is close enough.
     
  12. DVeditor

    DVeditor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Dec 21, 2001
    Unless the topic is more than 10 or so pages I read the entire thing.
     
  13. EmperorSorridom

    EmperorSorridom Jedi Knight star 5

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    Apr 2, 2005
    I usually read the entire thread, unless it's extremely long.
     
  14. DarthMorsus

    DarthMorsus Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Aug 8, 2005
    I ususally read the first post, and then the last 8 or so, to get the idea of what it was originally about, and what people are talking about "now".

    Of course, if the thread is short enough, I read the entire thing. But if it is way too long, I'm not going to read all of it.
     
  15. Chewbacca-girl

    Chewbacca-girl Jedi Master star 4

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    Apr 6, 2005
    I read a couple posts in a thread, but don't waste my time reading the whole thing.
     
  16. Ruler_of_the_Jedi

    Ruler_of_the_Jedi Jedi Knight star 6

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    May 31, 2005
    Same as above user ^^
     
  17. VaderLVR64

    VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Most of the time I just read the last few replies, unless I sense trouble! :D
     
  18. SmoovBillyDee

    SmoovBillyDee Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jul 2, 2002
    If the thread is REALLY long, there's no way I'm gonna bother to read the whole thing.
     
  19. Jedi_Hunter_505

    Jedi_Hunter_505 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sep 1, 2004
  20. jedijoker

    jedijoker Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Jul 6, 2004
    I read a couple posts in a thread, but don't waste my time reading the whole thing
     
  21. Handmaiden Yané

    Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jul 15, 2002
    I picked the second one because I read the first post and some other posts and generally skim. However, there are some threads where I will read the whole thing.
     
  22. DarthBabe

    DarthBabe Jedi Master star 7

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    Mar 18, 2002
    I'll read the first page of the posts and then I'll reply.
     
  23. Alethia

    Alethia Jedi Master star 5

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    Feb 13, 2005
    It depends. Often, I will read the entire thread through. Occasionally, I will read the first few pages and the last few. And there are also times when I only read the first post and respond. I don't think I've ever just gone by thread title or anything, though...
     
  24. BobaChris12

    BobaChris12 NE RSA & North Ridge VP star 9 Manager

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    Aug 30, 2002
    When I made my first saber, I started with... oops wrong thread!

    I read a couple posts in a thread, but don't waste my time reading the whole thing.
     
  25. Sith_Lord_Linkoping

    Sith_Lord_Linkoping Jedi Knight star 5

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    Jan 19, 2001
    Dear Anakin, as you know I read a couple posts in a thread, but don't waste my time reading the whole thing.
     
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