Do you read through threads before posting?

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Do you read through threads before posting?

humblepie humblepie
It really irks me when people comment with things like "I don't know what ___ is" or answer a question incorrectly ("I think the answer is A but I'm not sure, maybe someone else knows" when the answer is B and has already been posted) after a definition or response has already been posted! At best, they seem careless, and at worst they look like point hunters (posting "idk" in response to a question that has received several answers doesn't contribute much, come on).

In some cases I totally understand! A 40-page-long 'EF Should Carry' thread is a lot to read through, and duplicates might accidentally be suggested, but for threads less than a page long? I just don't know. So! How much are you willing to read before you post? Or do you post first and then read others' responses? Or do you not read other people's responses at all?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I rarely/never read through forum threads, before or after I post
1
I always read through threads completely, no matter their length
1
I only read through responses if I am looking for information, not if I'm offering solutions
2
I only read responses if there's one page of them or less
I will read responses if there are less than five pages. Any more than that is too much!
2
I'll read up to 15-20 pages, anything more than that is ridiculous!
2
I post first and read later
I read first and post later
5
I just read until I get bored, there's no way I'm going through 3000+ pages!
23
I can't read!/What's a thread?/There's a forum here? Where?! (the obligatory other)
1
Total votes: 37 (28 voters)
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Woman China Woman China
I remember reading a post like this before but I do love the topic.

I try to read every page of people's comments. Simply because everyone has an opinion and I like to see how other people think.

I may not always comment on the threads I read because someone may have already said what I think.
07/23/2012
remember.me remember.me
I try to read every page but it depends on how many there are.
07/23/2012
kawigrl kawigrl
i read as much as i can take sometimes i go back to the posts the long ones usually reappear
07/23/2012
Lioncub Lioncub
I try to read through them all, but sometimes it's just too much. Usually if that's the case I decide not to post.
07/23/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
If it's an opinion thing I probably won't read it all but if someone is asking for a specific answer, I'll read to see if it was answered or if I could provide any additional info.
07/23/2012
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by humblepie
It really irks me when people comment with things like "I don't know what ___ is" or answer a question incorrectly ("I think the answer is A but I'm not sure, maybe someone else knows" when the answer is B and has already ...
Yes I do, a few pages if it's very long.
07/24/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I usually read a few but then I post lol.
07/24/2012
Faeya Faeya
It depends what the thread is about, but I usually try to read through at least most of the posts because I would want the same courtesy extended back to me. After all, why post if no one's gonna read it?
07/24/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by humblepie
It really irks me when people comment with things like "I don't know what ___ is" or answer a question incorrectly ("I think the answer is A but I'm not sure, maybe someone else knows" when the answer is B and has already ...
I'm not going to read forever but I do read through and see before posting.
07/24/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
I read as much as I wanna do. I think a few pages if it really interests me.
07/24/2012
GONE! GONE!
I read a few pages at least.
07/24/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I read. I'm annoyed by people who read the first post and then carry on in panic when a response has already been given - especially if it's something related to EF's policies (like returns). Although it is comedic (or sad) when someone repeats a question and the answer was in the post one or two spots before theirs.
07/24/2012
princessss princessss
I never read them. Only the first page Lol.
07/24/2012
lulz lulz
I always read the opening post and will at least skim through the other responses.
07/24/2012
Talena Talena
I always try to read through all of them but after a while your eyes start to hurt....and I bet no one is really reading this LMAO.
07/25/2012
emilia emilia
Quote:
Originally posted by Talena
I always try to read through all of them but after a while your eyes start to hurt....and I bet no one is really reading this LMAO.
I read it
07/25/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
I'll read through several points. If I have a question, I'll make sure that nobody answered before speaking though
07/25/2012
Total posts: 18
Unique posters: 18