Do you read all the discussion before you respond ?

@ronnyb (6120)
Jamaica
November 27, 2008 12:00pm CST
Or do you just read the heading and the introduction ,get an idea of what the discussion is about and then you respond. In addition do you make an attempt to respond to specific questions in the discussion even when you have read it.
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@arcidy (5016)
• United States
27 Nov 08
I usally just read the headline and maybe the first couple of sentences if its a long discussion. Since most of the time its usally pretty basic to answer the question and I get the idea of the topic. But sometimes I have to read the whole topic to see whats it about.
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@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
27 Nov 08
Hi, ronnyb....I do read all of the discussions before I respond! I do not want to be repetitive...."nor flog" the same answers! Quite often I find, that the impact statement will be in the last line or two. If I don't read in the entirety, I may give a misguided response. Several times in my discussions, I can tell the responder has not read the entire context....so quite often response is invalid! I do the same in real life...try to listen to the entire question/statement/reply before inserting "my two bits worth." Have a great day!
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@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
27 Nov 08
Most of the time, I started responding from my email notifications so I don't have the chance of reading the rest of the responses (if there is). In that way, what I would like to respond won't be affected with what's in it already. At the same time, I use this strategy so I could clean up right away all the notifications I had in my inbox. I usually dig into the discussion so I would understand and know what's being asked.
• India
27 Nov 08
this all depands on situation. if i know about the topic i always give answer without reading. if i read some topic which give me more information in that case i firstly read the all discussions then try to give answer or ask regarding if i have some query remaining
@suzzy3 (8357)
27 Nov 08
I read it first from start to finish then answer the points one by one as I work through it,that is sometimes why my responses are quite long.I wonder sometimes if any body ever reads them all as sometimes they go on for so long.I have had quite a few just recently and I tend to go on and explain whey I feel like I do.Giving an explanation is a good thing, just making statements is not enough when you read certain discussions a couple have nearly made me cry and I feel they deserve a bit of time and effort , after all they have spilled out there fears and feelings,it seems just a shame to say "yes,what a shame,your right" and platitudes like that,any way I do go on so I will say enough.xx