do you read a discussion fully before responding ?

India
January 3, 2010 10:11pm CST
hi friends,some of our friends will start a discussion which will be very big,two to three passage will be there.do you read such discussion fully before responding friend.if i read such discussion i will sleep friend so will read first four or five lines will try to know can i understand if i am not able to do will skip and go to next topic.maximum i will read ten lines friend. do you read big discussion fully or will read only small discussion?
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@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
5 Jan 10
Naturally if it is interesting I will read it and respond. A lot of the shorter ones have little substance to them and encourage quick and repetitive responses so I also like to make a longer introduction as then tends to draw in a better quality of response. I also can tell when people respond without reading the opener.
@felice369 (239)
• United States
4 Jan 10
Honestly to say, I might not want to read a such long discussion, or try to waste my time. Unless this discussion intrigue me in some way in the topic or the first couple of lines. I might just want to skip it and move on to the next discussions. Sorry, I didn't mean to disrespect. I just in hurry sometimes.
@Bearballew (1149)
• United States
4 Jan 10
That's too funny! Sometimes... sometimes not. I read your whole discussion just to see if you stuck something in there in the middle... like. .."If you're reading this, type the word "QUACK" somewhere in your response!" (I used to do that in school in my papers to see if my professors were really reading my work!) Happy Lotting! Bear
@bharadwaz (112)
• India
4 Jan 10
hi friend, me too same as you reads only first five to six lines that makes me to understand the total topic and i responds to the topic and starts discussion,i mainly reads the discussion to gain some or the other a bit of knowledge and i have learnt huge things after responding to my lot discussions.
• Philippines
4 Jan 10
Hi karthi...To be honest, I don't read all words and lines in some others' discussions especially if it's too long. What I usually do is, I read some important lines and try to understand the thought or the message of the discussion. Or if not, I directly go to the sentence which is often placed at the last part of the discussions. I am not sure if it's okay but that's the best I can do to conserve time and to be able to participate in many discussions in just a short period of time. I also hate reading. I don't know why but I always feel bored reading something especially if it's written in many paragraphs or sentences. I don't even read short stories when I was still a student, how much more a very long discussions. But so far, I haven't tried putting wrong responses to other mylotters' discussions.
@checkmail (2042)
• India
4 Jan 10
Hello karthi_88 myself i prefer to go through the discussion, whatever tis length is, as mostly an discussion is understood when we read it all.Sometimes the main meaning of the discussion is reveled in the end part of it, so would opt for reading it in full.Even think i won't be able to respond an discussion without knowing the subject of its existence.Its always better to know complete than half of it, the say Half knowledge is alays dangerous to us, is an true one. Happy mylotting.
• Philippines
4 Jan 10
Hello karthi_88! This is a very timely discussion that you have started. Few weeks back, I have had a problem with someone who kept accusing me of things that were not true. Why? Simply because he did not read my entire post before responding. Because if he read the post well, I am sure that his response will totally be different. I have always made sure that I read the entire post before I respond. Whether it is a long or short discussion, I make sure that I read the entire discussion.
@coldmoon (1092)
• France
4 Jan 10
I always read the whole discusion before responding it. If I find a discussion so long that makes me fall asleep, I will skip it without replying. However, there're always exceptions. Some topics are really interesting so I can't stop reading though they're so long. In fact, the long topics are often more interesting and more meaningful than the short ones.
@inedible (769)
• Singapore
4 Jan 10
If I find the topic interesting and I plan to reply, then yes, I do read it fully or at least skim it, but I admit I sometimes miss or misread parts of discussions. But if I read the first few lines and find it boring, or if I have no idea what they're talking about, then I just quit reading and leave without posting.
@kafueenu (1073)
• Philippines
4 Jan 10
I really don't, sometimes I just read the title and scan the whole thing hehe. It makes it easier for me to reply to a lot of discussions. Anyway, I am good at skimming and scanning hehe.
@mstriguna (418)
• India
4 Jan 10
That is exactly what I do too. :) I will not get any interest in reading so I hardly read any books. I usually do not respond to a discussion which having pages of content. I read the subject and I find some interest on that topic I will try to respond to it by reading some 5 -6 lines and if I find it more interested then I will complete it otherwise I will skip. But I do not forget to add tags. :)
• United States
4 Jan 10
I will read and comment on all discussions fot the simple fact, that some people don't know how to make what they are trying to say short and sweet.
@tayd88 (205)
• Malaysia
4 Jan 10
hi karthi_88, I would read the whole passage before start any discussion.If we don't read the whole thing ,we might have left out some important points or the meaning of the story. If the passages are too long,i guess its better to skip it to ensure there's no misunderstanding.It's not quite right to respond to some discussion that we don't fully understand. Good day
@allknowing (70659)
• India
4 Jan 10
I go for discussions that are short and sweet as I find it cumbresome if the discussions are too long and one needs to remember all the points made there which is not possible in a forum such as this.
• India
4 Jan 10
Definitely, yes. Without reading, its useless to respond. Its just like when we converse with eachother. We cannot respond to someone if we dont know what was the incoming information. And naturally our response to those information are based on incoming information. In your case its a discussion, so, it makes it more meaningful to respond or religious respond if you know what is aspected. For that one must read the discussion. So, I always read what the discussion is all about then only decide to respond or not.
@ronnyb (6119)
• Jamaica
4 Jan 10
I usually try to read all of the discussion before responding because many times the heading and what is contained in the body of the discussions are two different things.However I will admit that if the discussion is too long there are time when I read a part of the discussion and try to get the essence of what it is saying and then respond
@denagary (88)
• United States
4 Jan 10
I typically read the entire discussion and all responses. But of course I am usually only reading after searching topics that interest me. If I did not read the discussion, say it bored me, then I don't type a response. I don't respond to everything I read. Most people will put that the post is long or a vent in the title so you know in advance that you will be reading for awhile.
@ghieptc (2525)
• Philippines
4 Jan 10
Ofcourse anyone who would like to respond or give comment to any discussion must fully read it to understand the whole scenario. We can't just rely on its subject without totally knowing it first. Otherwise, a misleading feedback will be given.
@becdmd (705)
• Philippines
4 Jan 10
I always read the entire discussion if it really interests me even if it's quite long...it depends on the way they construct the discussion, but if it's kind of boring, I'll leave that page and find a better one.
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
4 Jan 10
When I see a discussion which interests me I will read it, but if its more than 2 paragraphs I pass it by. There are very few discussion topics which cannot be posted in 2 paragraphs or less. Usually the long posts are poorly written and not concise. The Poster does not have it together, and is a poor writer.