How Do You Respond To A Discussion?

@vamisola (906)
Australia
May 1, 2007 12:43am CST
In posting your reply or comments to a discussion, do you read other member's response first before responding? Or it doesn't matter?
7 responses
• India
1 May 07
I sometimes read it.But not often.I just post my opinion.I think its better to read the responses first.I have to correct me from now on.If ht eresponses is going pages and pages then we can just ignore to read.But if the responses are only in one page then we can read and then make our response.
@vamisola (906)
• Australia
1 May 07
that's how I reply :)
• United States
1 May 07
It definitely matters, I don't want to personally answer a discussion that asks for a specific answer if someone has already answered it or given the contributions I would have said. What purpose would an answer of "yes, I agree" give to a discussion? However, if it's about opinion or a personal preference, then I usually will go ahead and do a little something for the question if there is something for me to add to the discussion.
@vamisola (906)
• Australia
1 May 07
sometimes, I do the same. But I usually give comments after reading first page responses.
• Canada
1 May 07
When I respond to a discussion, here or anywhere else, I usually read all the comments or questions before mine. Not only to get an idea of other people's opinions and thought, but also just for fun.
@vamisola (906)
• Australia
1 May 07
it's good to have fun :)
• Philippines
1 May 07
I usually respond to a discussion impronto, i dont read the comments or response of other members first before giving my own response. I first give my response before reading other persons response.
@vamisola (906)
• Australia
1 May 07
so, it doesnt matter for you :) thanks for replying :)
• Malaysia
1 May 07
it doesnt really matter..just look at the question i guess..
@vamisola (906)
• Australia
1 May 07
for some, it does matter:) thanks for replying :)
• United States
1 May 07
I usually read the responses first just to make sure I'm not repeating everything that's been previously said.
@vamisola (906)
• Australia
1 May 07
I read responses too, but if there are too many to read, just read the first page.
@nkkyluv (83)
• Nigeria
2 May 07
Firstly, i read other members' responses then try to imagine myself in the poster's shoes before responding so as to give the best advice i can or what i would have done if i were to be in that situation.