Do you read response to a particular topic before contributing?

@davido (1624)
Canada
June 7, 2007 5:29am CST
I will like to know if you actually as a person read response to an intresting topic before contributing your own quota to it or after you might have contributed you now check out other response and still add your own views. I do that. What about you?
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@disvachic (10123)
• United States
7 Jun 07
Depending on the topic I will look at other responses if im interested to see what others have to say.
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@juliefaye (1214)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
i make it a habit to read other people's response before i do mine. this is to avoid responding with the same response that other mylotters did before.
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@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
well, I first read the responses...then I'd comment, if I read something that interests me from other responses...then I'll add my own response.
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@Daelin (683)
• Brazil
24 Aug 07
I like to read the responses but only after I made my contribution. I don't like to be influenced by other opinions, but I like to read all them.
@davido (1624)
• Canada
24 Aug 07
Yeah so as to make your response original,then inturn you might find something to reply someone.
@rusty2rusty (6769)
• Defiance, Ohio
7 Jun 07
It really depends on how I am answering the discussion. If I am answering from my email. Than no I don't read the discussion first. If I find the discussion through my lot. Than I read the whole discussion first and all the responses that go with it before I respond. After I contribute. I do go back and read other peoples responses to see if I can add a little bit more. Or get a little more insight on the matter being discussed.
@davido (1624)
• Canada
24 Aug 07
Yeah thats more like it. ma'am
@speedy1279 (2667)
• United States
7 Jun 07
Well for me it all depends on the number of responses the discussion has. If it is a discussion with like 20 to 30 responses already, then no I won't read them all. I will read the first page and then respond if it is a discussion that I feel I can contribute to. If the discussion only has a few responses, then I will read them all and again will respond only if I feel I can contribute to it. There are many times that I will pass a really good discussion because after reading the responses, I don't feel I can contribute to them. Most of time because it seems like everyone else has already answered the discussion and there wouldn't be anything new that hasn't already been said.
@davido (1624)
• Canada
24 Aug 07
Its okay but there might still be something someone said that you will love to respoond to ? or what do you think.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
7 Jun 07
I like to read the other responses. It gives a feel of their mind set and besides I do not want to duplicate their answers including the examples given and would rather use my own words.
@davido (1624)
• Canada
24 Aug 07
It dosent matter if some said what you wanted to say so far its waht in your mind and you use your own words its okay my lady.
@ackars (1942)
• India
5 Jul 07
Uusually I dont read.Its my view to the discussion that particular person has put.So I give my response.Doesnt matter what others have given.
@yanjiaren (9050)
15 Jun 07
Well it depends really.. If I am writing from notification email then it goes straight to responding to the discussion so I don't look at the responses, any way I just like to write what comes to my heart in my own style lol, so even if the content is the same , my style of writing will always be mad and unique..but I do love to read other responses when I have time..