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@catjane (1036)
United States
April 4, 2008 10:56am CST
You are supposed to see what others have written before you make a new post, but honestly, who has the time to go through pages and pages of posts to see what is on there. So what if you post something someone else has discussed? It's up to us tp pick a discussion and reply to it, so if you see duplicate discussions (and there are quite a few) just pick the one you think better suits you.
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
4 Apr 08
It's also difficult even to find the duplicate discussions. When you search for them, they don't always come up. Then you post your discussion and lo and behold there is an identical discussion. I think you're right in finding the one that suits you. Each discussion is unique anyway, worded slightly different, a different set of responses.
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@catjane (1036)
• United States
4 Apr 08
Yeah, I just looked down and saw a bunch of other similar discussions *sigh* ya just can't win LOL.
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• United States
4 Apr 08
I do this sometimes and i dont mean too, i will do something about news or something, and underneath were it shows discussions with like tags, is the same discussion written by someone else, and was written 10 hours before mine or something. OR i will see someone post the same thing i posted a few hours later. It happens, we arnt supposed to but almost everyone does it.
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@Foxfire1875 (2011)
4 Apr 08
I look down a few pages but I'm not going to check every single possible place that a discussion might have been started. As long as it isn't like within a week or two, then I don't think it should matter. Also there are a lot of really old discussions, that could be done again as there are a load of new people now.
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@Mickie30 (2631)
11 May 08
Well obviously the girl who just posted this discussion did not read your one first or she would not have posted it. That makes me laugh because she was talking about how people do not read the post's and she obviously didn't read yours. Anyway no I don't go bothering reading all the responses, but I do read the questions.
@duranv (517)
• Honduras
5 Apr 08
Yes, it's diffgicult to see if what you are writing about has already been posted. I think you should just go ahead and post, and it's for the other's to decide which post they should respond to.
@Fishmomma (11383)
• United States
5 Apr 08
Mylot doesn't realize two people can post at the same time and say something similar to the other person. I see this happen often. We can't delete a post, so both posts are up there. I see people post the same discussions also. I posted a CSI discussion and then today I see one of my friends has posted the same discussion, which I had posted first. Now there are two discussions for the same topic.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
5 Apr 08
You are exactly right! I do not have time to go through and read everyone's response before making a post either. I get email alerts and the page loads for me to make a comment so I cannot even see the other responses anyway until I send mine and tag it. I respond to everyone that I can.
• United States
4 Apr 08
I try to skim down and read at least some of what other people have written in the first couple of pages. But, mostly, I am so excited to answer a discussion that I can't possibly read all the answers to it. Often, if it's a particularly interesting discussion, I will go back and read and rate all the other answers. I may even comment on a few of them. But, I don't read page after page of another's person's discussions, there's just not enough time in the day to do that.