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.
I read the whole thread before I reply. 17 vote(s) 17.2%
I read a couple posts in a thread, but don't waste my time reading the whole thing. 60 vote(s) 60.6%
I only read the first post in the thread before replying. 2 vote(s) 2.0%
I don't read any of the thread; I just reply to the thread title. 1 vote(s) 1.0%
I haven't read the other options and I don't know what this poll is about, but I'm answering anyway. 5 vote(s) 5.1%
Anakin. 14 vote(s) 14.1%
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  1. MariahJSkywalker Poopoo Head

    Member Since:
    Mar 11, 2005
    star 6
    I chose the second option, though sometimes I read the whole thread.
  2. dashleebo Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 18, 2003
    star 6
    Most of the time I read the first two pages before replying. If it's especially interesting, I skim through the rest of it.
  3. Chigu Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 25, 2005
    star 4
    I only read the first post in the thread before replying.
  4. Zebra3 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 28, 2004
    star 5
    Unless it seems to be a thread with a lot of really great debating going on then I'll probably just read the fist few posts before adding my reply.
  5. rumsmuggler Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 31, 2000
    star 7
    I usually do a quick scan of the entire thread before I post.
  6. Freedan Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 30, 2005
    star 1
    Most of the time I skim read through the topics but sometimes, I just read the title and reply to the thread. find skim reading useful because you get an idea of what's been said before and you avoid redundancy, but sometimes I might get really lazy and not read anything (like just now).
  7. Jedi_Daniel Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jun 16, 2002
    star 6
    If I plan on posting, I'll usually read the whole topic.
  8. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 17, 2005
    star 6
    I read a couple posts in a thread, but don't waste my time reading the whole thing


    That'd be the closest, but I don't agree with the word waste. :p
    I often read it all, except of course when you have threads that have an excessive amount of pages. ;)
  9. doc4converse Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 8, 2005
    star 4
    This is what I try to do....
  10. padawanlissa Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 31, 2005
    star 4
    I read most of the thread, unless it's really long.
  11. Smuggler-of-Mos-Espa Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jan 23, 2002
    star 6
    I read a couple posts in a thread, but don't waste my time reading the whole thing.
  12. IchthusFish Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 20, 2005
    I clicked I haven't read the other options and I don't know what this poll is about, but I'm answering anyway because it made me laugh and none of the options fitted my answer, which is a combination of options.

    I always read the first post, that way I know if I'm in the right place at least. If it is, then I keep reading. If there are a lot of pages (say more than 10) I will normally then skip to the last page and read backwards a few pages before posting. Unless of course it is a really engrosing thread, which dosen't start repeating itself.

    Fanfic threads I will skim the feedback, but not normally read it all.

    I read every post in this thread [face_laugh]
  13. Anakin_Sockwalker Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 11, 2005
    star 4
    I usually just read the original post and a few replies then I'll reply. :)
  14. Raja_Io Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 28, 2005
    star 4
    I chose the second option, but I prefer to read all the posts. It depends on the thread's lenght and topic. If it's too long I read only the beginning and a few last posts. As for the topic... For example, I usually don't read posts on poll threads ;)
  15. Rox Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 24, 2000
    star 6
    I voted Anikan because I do alittle of this and a little of that.
  16. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 1998
    star 9
    A nasty question, indeed.
  17. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 19, 2007
    star 6
    ...People reply without reading the topic?

    I usually read the entire thread before replying, to make sure I'm not going to just be repeating something that has already been said.
  18. Jag4Me Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 29, 2008
    star 6
    I read what seems important and skim the rest.
  19. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    Member Since:
    May 20, 2008
    star 8
    I usually read the last few posts so I know what's going on.
  20. MasterMonkey13 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Dec 19, 2008
    star 3
    I read most of it, unless, of course, it is a huge thread.
  21. Aragorn327 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Aug 20, 2001
    star 6
    Depends on page length.
  22. Rouge77 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 11, 2005
    star 5
    I read a couple posts in a thread, but don't waste my time reading the whole thing.
  23. Darth_Windu06 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 24, 2006
    star 3
    I read a couple of the posts in the thread
  24. EMPEROR_WINDU Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 23, 2002
    star 5
    If its a long thread than I don't spend a lot of time reading a bunch of pages, but if it's short and recent I'll read the whole thread.
  25. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 1998
    star 9
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