Why would you answer a discussion with over 100 responses?

United States
May 31, 2007 6:27am CST
Just curious, I've noticed some discussions with 100, 150, even over 200 responses, and wondered why folks write responses that may or may not get read. I usually don't respond to discussions with that high a count, because I like to read everything before I post, and I'm usually too lazy to read so much on a single topic. =o) BTW, I'm sure the fortunate authors make every effort to read all the comments. I'm only saying that I'm too lazy, no one else!
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@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I am responding to this one after you have given the best response just like I would respond to one with a hundred or more responses. Usually if it is an easy question it will get a lot of responses that do not need to be read. Kind of like "Do you like red?" You know what I am talking about and those of you who start these know who I am talkin' about.
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• United States
26 Jun 07
Thanks, coolseeds. I do that too, sometimes I don't even notice if the BR's been given until I run across it reading the responses. I answer anyway, if I have something to say that will add to the topic. Thanks for stopping by today!
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
27 Jun 07
Usually I get some free time on Sundays. It has been dry so I can get in projects during the week now. I can't believe I haven't worked 3 Saturdays in a row. And I'm going camping this weekend. I would have never thought I would have the time to leave for 2 days. It is nice.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
31 May 07
I answer any and all discussions that I can relate to. I usually don't read every response other members make to the discussion unless it is very interesting and I am looking for some knowledge from it. It doesn't really matter how many responses are already made though. I may not read them all either but I skim through some of the responses. I have some discussions with over 100 responses and I either respond to them all or read and rate them all.
• United States
25 Jun 07
Wow, steph, first because you have discussions with over 100 responses, AND because you take the time to read each one. I read every response I get, and rate them as well. I have to confess, sometimes if I really, really don't like a response, I won't rate it. I never give a negative because I disagree, but I do withhold a rating once in a while.
@Katagiri (426)
• Brazil
26 Jun 07
I do that if the topic is something that I like or interests me somehow. I think we must keep good discussions alive.
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I am responding to this one after you have given the best response just like I would respond to one with a hundred or more responses. Sometimes I just have to respond. LOL Usually if it is an easy question it will get a lot of responses that do not need to be read. Kind of like "Do you like red?" You know what I am talking about and those of you who start these know who I am talkin' about.
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@lamiaa (581)
• Egypt
1 Jun 07
i never seen a discussion with 100 or 200 but i think maybe those discussion is too easy to answer or so attractive or so augment .
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• United States
31 May 07
I answer my friends discussions no matter what number of responses they have because I am pretty sure, having noticed that their comment are personalized to my response, they have been read. I think that the users who answer discussions not caring whether their responses are read are only posting for the money.
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@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
31 May 07
I don't respond to topics like that unless it really interests me and I feel like I have something really important to add. I just think with a discussion with that many responses my response would just be another response on the list and probably wouldn't get read.
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@Kythe42 (1412)
• United States
31 May 07
I don't usually respond to discussions with that high a count either. Most of the discussions I respond to are new discussions. I like my response to be on the first or second page so it's more likely the poster will read my response. I'm lazy too. If one of my discussions gets a ton of responses, then I'm likely to stop replying. I mean after a certain point, people's responses tend to all say pretty much the same thing and I feel silly replying saying the same thing that I did for someone else's response. ~Kythe42 http://lemurianphoenix.blogspot.com
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