Do you read the full contents of the post before responding or just the topic?

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@smilyn (2964)
United States
November 13, 2008 6:53am CST
I read the full discussion before responding to it. Sometimes when I do not have enough time or when the discussion is too long,I just read the topic of the post and have a quick read of the post. How about you? Do you read the full discussion before responding or just the topic of the post and get the meaning?
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@ratyz5 (7831)
• Philippines
13 Nov 08
Well, most of the discussion that I have participated had discussions that I was able to read through. I mean, I really don't like to but, if the title doesn't catches my attention, I might not read the content at all yet, I try to avoid that and see if the content is rewarding after being read.. Sometimes, I get to reply more if I read the content of the discussion. (^_^ )
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
14 Nov 08
I do the same thing..I go on to the discussion only if the topic says something interesting. The content part adds to the topic.
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@ratyz5 (7831)
• Philippines
14 Nov 08
There are also times that even when the title of the discussion is not really eye-catching, I'd give a try on reading the discussion itself and find that it is indeed interesting after all.. whim in a way.. The more details the discussion has, the more responses one could give back. (^_^ )
@rajueie (204)
• India
16 Nov 08
hi frends...yes i do read the contents of the topic before i respond to it....actually reading the content and responding to the discussion is the best way ......but some times i juz glance the topic..and i juz respond to it....if the content is too large to read....thanq.....happy mylotting...
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
17 Nov 08
yes, some discussions are too lengthy to read and respond..In that case the topics can enlighten us about the discussion..I heard from some friends that they read between the lines too.
@icegermany (2524)
• India
14 Nov 08
same here i would always read the discussion before responding to it and when ever i have less time to mylot then i would just read the topics and respond to it. but some of the discussions are like we just cant answer to them just only by reading the topics and we have to read the discussion fully. so only some of the discussions can be replied only reading the topics.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
17 Nov 08
Yes, attimes users start discussions with just 2 or 3 words which does not convey any message about the discussion..So there comes a need to read the whole discussion to get the contents..
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
14 Nov 08
I think it is a definite must to read the full content of the discussion before responding... because there are times that the title is a little misleading... and that might confuse the one responding... and the one who started the discussion... I try to stay away from discussions that are too long... and those that are not separated by paragraphs and punctuation mark... they are just too difficult to read...
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
14 Nov 08
Yes, I too do not prefer lengthy posts..I find it very difficult to read when they are not organised. So I stick to posts that interests me when I look it for the first time.
@mods196621 (3631)
• Philippines
14 Nov 08
Yes I do read first before I go to discussion or answer. It is because there are the same question with different meaning or explanation on what the writer want to explore. But if the head topic of discussion is too long to read I better jump to my conclusion based on what the writer want us to understand. But it was to rare to happened. If I know the topic and I can handle it okay I write, but if not I will go to other discussions.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
14 Nov 08
I too prefer to go for discussions that impresses me a lot. I can find something to share at those discussions only. Otherwise my response would not go beyond 2 or 3 lines. So I go for interesting posts alone.
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
13 Nov 08
I need to read all of the discussion first so that I can get into my head what the discussion is all about and interpret it easier than just grabbing at the title which sometimes can actually deviate from what the discussion is all about, by reading all the post you can actually read between the lines as well! The power of words is a great tool and if you know a person well you can actually pick up other things too! So you become intuned with them and not just the discussion, but obviously the post needs to be a lengthy one, one or two lines don't take much thinking about and you can usually scan read them and respond instantaneously.
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
14 Nov 08
Mostly I never try to go for lengthy discussions. This makes me to read in between the lines. So I prefer discussions that has 4 or 5 lines. I don't go for very short discussions too..They don't have anything for me to share.
@loxion (1551)
• India
13 Nov 08
I think is important to read the whole discussion because you might find that the heading only contain few points, and only after you respond to find that you are way off what the person is talking about I mean i may start a discussion with the heading "how do you feel about mylot earnings". and someone might respond saying he/she feels like the system needs to be changed. And only to find that the whole discussion is talking about how the creators hass come about in creating this kind of system I feel like is very important and sometimes you can avoid being embarrassed, if you do not read the whole thing then atleast read the first 3-4 lines
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
14 Nov 08
yes, I do agree. It is more important to read the contents of the post. But certain posts are too lengthy that I do not go for it. If I wish to respond to a post I would surely read the contents. Only then we would know what the member wants to say.
• United States
13 Nov 08
How can you give a thoughtful answer without truly reading. Myself I do not think that it would be possible to participate in a discussion without knowing fully what they were talking about. It is the same when you are sitting in the same room as people. If you do not read the whole thing then you come off sounding like an idiot I would think. Just my opinion but what do I know?
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
14 Nov 08
yes, it is always better to read the full contents before responding to the discussion. Only then you can know what the member is trying to say..I feel that the title should be interesting to me to go more to the post.