Comment On Mylot Discussions First Or Read Comments First?
November 14, 2015 5:41am CST
When I read a new discussion I usually write an immediate reaction comment to it right away if I think of something to respond with, and then start looking at the other comments. Sometimes I then notice that other commentators have already said pretty much what I said too. Then again, if I read the comments before reading the article itself my response is likely to be tempered to the comments, if not a reply to those rather than a direct reaction-response to my impressions of the discussion itself. Which do you go for? Comment first or read other comments first? Obviously if you are the first to comment on some subject it is a moot question. Arthur Chappell
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• Cambridge, England
14 Nov 15
I quite often start to respond to an otherwise empty discussion only to find when I post that several others have got there before me and have said much the same thing. Most often, I'll read at least some of the responses and comments first before responding myself. It's the discussion as a whole that matters and not necessarily just the original post. It often means that I can make a much more informed response which deals also with inaccuracies and omissions in other people's responses.