Do you read other users' replies before posting your own?

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#1 pencru
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It's either you read the TC's post and reply to it, or do you try to read through everyone's post to see how you'll make yours and to make sense?

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#2 fastesttruck
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If I can't get a reply off of the TC's post I might.
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#3 GreySeal9
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I do for the most part. I think people tend to make dumb comments when they haven't read the entire thread.

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#4 mitu123
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Most of the time I do.

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#5 MistressMinako
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Most of the time unless it is something like Roll Call or a thread that has like 400+ replies.
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#6 quatoe
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I usually read every reply before i post my own.

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#7 dracula_16
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I read other posts if the thread has only a few replies. If it's got a lot of them, I just read the first post and reply to it. It would be a waste of time to go through threads about religions or gay rights because they typically get a lot of replies in a short amount of time.

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#8 fastesttruck
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I usually read every reply before i post my own.

quatoe
What if its a really big topic?
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#9 Aspen706
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Most of the time yeah.
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#10 raven_squad
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I skim through it, but I don't read every post.
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#11 Mafiree
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Depends on the thread type. Some are simply asking for your opinion or what you do in a given situation. Then there are debate threads, which often require reading and then becoming aware of what the current debate is in the thread.
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#12 L30KinG
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I mostly read the first page to see were the thread is heading. If the topic is interesting or controvertial then I'll read the most comments.

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#13 weezyfb
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it depends on my exhaustion level
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#14 flipin_jackass
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Depends how many posts there are, and the content. If there are over, say, 5 pages of replies, I probably would only read the first few. However, if the OP would clearly provides a good opportunity for people to reply with lulz, I might read the whole thread.
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#15 VaguelyTagged
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I mostly read the first page to see were the thread is heading. If the topic is interesting or controvertial then I'll read the most comments.

L30KinG
that's what my attitude as well.
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#16 Inconsistancy
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I do for the most part, unless I'm tired, or feel that my response will be unique and relevant w/o reading other's stuff, or a yes or no question.

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#17 deactivated-590595a6292ce
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Usually, depends on topic and thread length.

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#18 XiaolinPrincess
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I do this sometimes.
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#19 Darthkaiser
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I usually do but if it's a really big topic I tend to just read the first and last page then post.
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#20 JediXMan
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Sometimes. I usually don't read past the first page, though.

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#21 Lonelynight
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I only read post by people I know.
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#22 soulitane
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Usually I will, if it's a big topic then I will skip to the last few pages and read from there.
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#23 Vancelvany
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Nah, not at all the time.

Sometimes just the TC's post. :)

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#24 Allicrombie
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my understudy gives me the gist of it.
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#25 Sandulf29
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i read TC's post and skim rest of the replies

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#26 Calvin079
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I try to; otherwise I just skim through it.

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#27 jrnhanie0310
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no i don't

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#28 HexedPelican
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It all depends on the topic for me.
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#29 LankyKong
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Most of the time, yeah.

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#30 TheNewEraIcon
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Depends on how interesting and long it is. If its a interesting thread then most likely it'll have me gripped and I'll read it through. If it isn't that interesting and just is a simple answer type of thread then not really. Sometimes I might skim through or something lol :P

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#31 SirWander
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I only read most of the replies of others when the post count is under 100.

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#32 tmaclabi
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Yeah, I read peoples post so I could construct a better response to the topic.
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#33 stevoqwerty
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Most of the time, except when I'm in a hurry.

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#34 JustPlainLucas
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I very rarely read all the posts in a thread before I make my own reply.
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#36 AmazonTreeBoa
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Sometimes. But I tend not too more than I tend too.

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#37 Head_of_games
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Let's find out. If you've read this reply, do not end your post with a period.
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#38 needled24-7
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there's lots of factors that dictate whether or not i read others posts before i post my own. i'll go ahead and say i didn't read any posts in this thread before i posted this one

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#39 DmadFearmonger
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Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

I read a few for this thread, then I decided to reply myself

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#40 FFCYAN
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Most of the time unless it is something like Roll Call or a thread that has like 400+ replies.MistressMinako
I almost never post in threads with high post counts. By that time, all sides have been taken and the thread is most likely being filled with two or three people debating in a long, circular and pointless fashion.

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#41 Suzy_Q_Kazoo
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Sometimes. This time I didn't.

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#42 Head_of_games
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[QUOTE="MistressMinako"]Most of the time unless it is something like Roll Call or a thread that has like 400+ replies.FFCYAN

I almost never post in threads with high post counts. By that time, all sides have been taken and the thread is most likely being filled with two or three people debating in a long, circular and pointless fashion.

Yeah, generally being first is everything
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#43 Cloud_765
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Depends on the thread. Unless it's a really good topic, I don't read s*** at the OT board before posting a reply, but in unions I typically read others' posts before replying.
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#44 Overlord93
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mostly, par religion and homo threads since they are same old every time
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#45 LustForSoul
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Yeah I do.