Checking for similar posts....jumped out at me.

United States
February 9, 2007 6:52pm CST
I pretty new here. I read the do's and don'ts when I joined but of course you don't memorize them all in one gulp. I re-read them today (a wonderful myLotian posted to remind people to check them weekly to make sure you aren't breaking the rules). This one jumped out at me (and I am POSITIVE that I am guilty of this at least once) * Check past posts for your topic so it isn't repeated. (paraphrased) I see people posting the same topic as others. Are there any rules that when you read them really jumped out at you?
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@fliffy555 (1045)
10 Feb 07
That one in particular jumped out at me too... That is why i do not post many discussions as i have noticed if they are at all reposted do not get many responses as people reply to one and then probably think why should i reply to a similar one again and it just gets pushed to the side along with the silly discussions like 'do you breathe?' etc... i always post topics that i think people will respond to but is not the latest buzz... eg at the moment obviously it is payday or peoples earning flutuating so i start one that is not like that... cuz then people think oh look something i aint seen for a while cuz everyone is posting the same thing
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• United States
5 Apr 07
I hate that people copy conversations. I will admit that I don't always remember to check to see if anything was posted saying what I want to say.
@XxAngelxX (2832)
• Canada
10 Feb 07
lol, I read that users discussion too and went to re-read the rules as well. This is the one that jumped out at me under the list of DON'T Thank everyone that responds or comments on your discussion. This will not increase your earnings. I knew it didn't increase our earnings but I always thought it was nice to post a thank you after people commented on my discussions, just so they knew I had read their post and appreciated the time they took to answer me.
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• United States
10 Feb 07
I had read your post on this earlier. I fully agree with you. Saying thank you is a curtesy. (I am not saying that we should get paid for simple thank yous though)
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@nameerf (99)
• United States
31 Mar 07
I find that that I don't go back through the archives looking for something to read. Generally I look at recent posts and new posts. I would figure that most people are that way. It's also hard to say that some posts even though they are similar aren't different because of some change in wording or in the questions they are asking. But yeah, the plethora of "I got paid" post are probably why they have that out there.
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• United States
5 Apr 07
I would imagine that I Got Paid posts went a long way in creating that rule. I do the same thing... there are way too many posts to look thru to see if you are going to duplicate AND using the search is limited as you won't necessarily use the same tag words that would lead to the discussion being found.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
10 Feb 07
I think the one that sticks with me the most is "quaility posts". I do my best to word my discussions so just about anyone can respond with some information such as asking 2 or 3 questions. "yea me too" is not in my opinion a quality response to a discussion - note that does not go for comments made to responses, just the original response. I also try to remember to do a search in the search box before posting a new discussion but admit I don't always remember to do this. Has anyone done a search to see how many discussions there are going on about A.N.Smith?
• United States
5 Apr 07
I try to do the quality post thing. Seems people don't like my discussions. I admit I usually forget to check to see if there are similar discussions.
@draconess (651)
• Canada
9 Apr 07
I do try to check for similar topics before I start a new one. Sometimes I do like to start my own discussion anyways though, because a lot of the responses tend to come from people on my friends list, so I get responses that the same discussion posted by someone else didn't. I like being involved with discussions with people I've talked to before, if they're on my friends list it's because we have something in common or I like their previous posts.