Do you read responses to a discussion before you decide if you want to respond?

United States
February 28, 2010 10:17pm CST
When you see a title to a discussion on mylot.com subject, do you read the responses to see if there's already a good answer before you decide to respond, or do you go ahead and respond once you've clicked on that discussion?
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@mysdianait (64067)
• Italy
1 Mar 10
When I open a discussion that I want to respond on I first read the responses and I often leave a comment to some of them. Then I leave my own response. If mine is going to be the same as one that has already been posted then I don't post mine but I will tell another user that I agree with what they had said and was intending to post the same thing. I think that sadly many do not read previous responses before posting their own. Many do not even read the topic properly either. Too much of a hurry to earn I guess and they don't realise that they can learn and earn so much more if they are aware of what has already been said and can join in and comment in earlier respones.
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• Australia
1 Mar 10
Just what I was going to say MysD but you've saved me the trouble. Thanks.
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@Hatley (164772)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Mar 10
hi chrystaltears nope I do not as I hate being influenced by others when my mind and brains are as good as any one else's and I do not need someone else telling me how to respond. so I respond and hit the tab and boom there goes hatley's own response unlike any others. he he.
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@GoAskAlice (4261)
• United States
1 Mar 10
While I do appreciate everyone's opinions expressed in the responses here (yes, I read them all), you should know that in the discussion guidelines it specifically says this: Don't: Respond to a discussion until you've read all of the responses. And in the FAQs, it says this: How do I respond to a discussion? Before responding to any discussion, read all the other responses and comments first. We discourage posting responses that have already been posted.
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• United States
1 Mar 10
OOps! Sorry guys. You all need to refresh yourself on the guidelines again.Back at you all for scolding me. Thank you Alice. Can I use age for an excuse. I forget more now than I used to.
@skbrence (476)
• Philippines
1 Mar 10
Hi there chrystaltears... Well, I really don't read other or previous responses because I do believe that we don't have the same idea after all so I just go on and response what I know and what I believe that is right... xD
• United States
1 Mar 10
Hi skbrence. Good to hear from you. Hey, by the way what's xD?
@May2k8 (3634)
• Indonesia
1 Mar 10
When I hit the button I just write what need I say. My brain while focusing on the discussion that I found and wanted to review what more can be done. I read a long letter from the lowest to the highest. I thought perhaps the same so I went to another discussion.
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@udayrao2 (782)
• India
1 Mar 10
I respond directly - if you try and read all responses most of them will have at least some part of your answer and then you will not feel like responding - so why bother and restrict yourself.
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• United States
4 Mar 10
I know the guidelines say that we are supposed to read all the responses before we respond... but I dont! and for very good reason I dont want someone else's response influencing what I was originally thinking I do go back after I respond and read other peoples' responses
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• United States
2 Mar 10
I usually read some of the comments before I respond. To me that is what makes Mylot so interesting, learning what others have to say. Usually once I respond and put tags on it I just go to the next topic and dont usually come back to read others responses.
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1 Mar 10
It depends on how many responses there have been. If there is just a couple of pages I will read through the responses, even responding to some of those before deciding whether or not if there is anything else I can add to the discussion with a new response. But then I will put my hands up and say if a discussion has a lot of responses, more than just a couple of pages, then I skim through them reading the occasional one which appears to have tried to respond in a fuller manner.
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@rosekiss (30086)
• Eugene, Oregon
1 Mar 10
I think it depends on how many responses there are. I will read them all if there arent' to many, but it would take a long time to read say 50 of them. I know we are supposed to read all the responses first, but I think when there are so many it just takes to long to read them all and then respond, as there will probably be more posted, and then I would never get done reading them. Really though, if someone has responded the way I would have, then I either tell them I agree with what they said, or thing of more to say or possibly less so it isn't a repeat of another response. I have my own ideas, and usually others won't post the way I would have anyway. Good luck to you and happy mylotting.
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@sassy28 (835)
• United States
1 Mar 10
Sometimes I read all of the responses, and sometimes I just scan them. But I usually don't let it influence on my responding to the discussion.