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Do You Read ALL the Comments before Replying?

  1. KCC Big Country profile image90
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    Do you read ALL of the comments on a hub or a forum thread before replying?  I've noticed a rising number of instances where it's obvious that many people do not. 

    I read every single comment before replying. Often what I may have to say has already been said or addressed.  I just wonder if I'm in the minority here.

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image84
      schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      not always- in long ones- takes too long

  2. lrohner profile image81
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    I can't say I have every single time, but 99.999999999% of the time, I do read every single living last post.

  3. KCC Big Country profile image90
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    LOL...it's a downright chore on some threads if you get there hours late.  I sometimes have to read them in more than one sitting and by the time I'm finished reading I'm often glad I never got involved.  There's a popular thread going now that is that way.  LOL

  4. Mikeydoes profile image76
    Mikeydoesposted 7 years ago

    I read so slow that its almost impossible for me to. I really wish I could read fast, I must need glasses.

  5. lrohner profile image81
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    Totally agreed, KCC. At times, it is rather painful. smile

  6. Mighty Mom profile image86
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    Depends. If it's one of those threads with thousands of posts -- hell NO!
    If it's got say 50 or so, I will typically go back to the first page and the last couple of pages to get the gist.
    But so often later posts are quite unrelated to the OP, so it makes sense to respond to the current thread rather than harken back to the OP.

    1. lorlie6 profile image84
      lorlie6posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Mighty Mom!  Those never-ending forum threads do have a tendency to stray off-topic, so I do as you do-try to catch the last 3 or so pages of posts to see what the thread has evolved into. 
      Of course, sometimes the threads de-volve!!
      Silliness takes over at times, and that in itself can be a blast!
      On a hub, I always read all the comments and reply to each individually.  Seems only right.

  7. Lily Rose profile image87
    Lily Roseposted 7 years ago

    I try to, but if it's one of those threads with many, many pages, then I'll at least read the first couple of pages and the last couple of pages. 

    Sometimes I scroll quickly through all pages looking at the hubbers who have responded and I'll stop and read what those hubbers that I know have to say (sorry Hubbers I'm not YET familiar with!)

  8. timorous profile image85
    timorousposted 7 years ago

    If there's a few months worth of comments, no...who has the time.  Just read a few, and add some pertinent observation about the hub, rather than simply 'nice hub'.

    Forum posts: If it's many pages, I read the first page to get the gist of it, and sample a few comments, then go to the last page and read a few of the comments, and figure out where the conversation has led, then jump in if required.

    1. ross670daw profile image71
      ross670dawposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yep, sounds about right, but I usually try to read all comments in a forum thread i'm interested in, some of the conversations are enthralling but, if there is way too many pages i'll just skim. I will read and answer all comments on a hub before I chime in though.