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  • I read the whole thread before adding my reply

    16 55.17%
  • I scroll back several posts before adding my reply

    11 37.93%
  • I just read the last post before adding a reply

    1 3.45%
  • I reply without reading the thread at all

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  • I start a new thread

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    carpe damn diem billy007's Avatar
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    Default How do you "join" a thread?

    When you see a new thread that piques your interest in one of the forums, how do you go about adding your contribution? Do you read the whole thread from start to finish before adding a post? Do you just scan back a few posts - maybe five, maybe ten - maybe back to the first post of the day - before giving all your insight? Do you read just the last post? Or any at all?

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    I voted that I read all the previous posts....however, I do have a caveat. If I've been out of the loop and come across a thread that is very active and has 10+ pages by the time I get to it, I'll typically review only the last few pages or the key reliable contributors. Usually a thread that active will be about something contentious and, thus, loaded with a lot of BS peppered with the ever-reliable "troll-fodder".

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    Usually go back a few posts, maybe a few pages before I post. I don't have the time to be on the Boards much.

    "The shit I read on this site." -- Dave's Dreidel (Nov 6th, 2013)

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    I read the entire thread... lick my favorite toads oozing secretions... and let loose.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    I read the entire thread... lick my favorite toads oozing secretions... and let loose.

    Well that explains a few things.....(just kidding my friend)

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    My usual MO is to just bomb it with a rain of caustic shit like:
    "Why do all the bands you like suck so much, you Jesus-loving neocon freaks?"

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    I just start spouting off my opinions as fast as I can because I'm sure they're more important than anything else that's already been written in the thread.
    If somebody disagrees with me, I call them a fag.







    Don't read this.

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    depends on the topic and how long it is when i find it. With certain topics it's pretty easy to know who has said what already so I just go off of the last few posts. With other topics, it's worth the read.
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Usually, I like to read all the posts and then post my response in a different thread.

    Keeps me on my toes.

    ps. Most of those lotions are over-priced and ineffective.
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    I pretty much read all of the thread before I post but sometimes there just isn't enough time to sit here and read pages of postage on a given topic. Especially whenst I'm at work.
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    If there's like 18 pages, I'll read the first page and then the last five or so, just to get a gist of what the thread is about and where we are now.
    "I respect that youre passionate about this but what your saying is complete idiocy..." - MF5150 on McDonald's "preying" on young kids.

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    I like to reread all the posts until I find something that sounds all intelligent and shit


    then I paraphrase it to make myself seem real smart.

    no one ever notices

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    I don't go back pages and pages. I'm a busy woman! Usually just the last few pages.

    Sometimes I'll check out a thread even though it doesn't sound very interesting, because who knows how badly it's derailed by now. Battle of wits between any number of "colorful" characters around here....some sort of emotionally salacious, personal soap opera....sometimes a full blown shitstorm. Or the topic has somehow turned into a discussion of lewd sex acts.

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    BTW - most of those who say they read the entire thread before replying.....




    they're lying.
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    I do unless it's an on going one like Talk About Anything Thread. Then I read the last dozen posts to see what's happening first.
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