Which discussions do you respond to the most?
July 5, 2008 8:12pm CST
When I was reading down through new discussions and discussions with no responses I realized I would skip the longer posts in favor of the short ones to respond to. Are you more likely to skip responding to a post which is long and drawn out even though you might be interested in the topic because you don't want to read the whole post? I'm not referring to the ones with maybe two or three paragraphs. I'm referring to the ones that you have to scroll the page to read the entire thing.
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6 Jul 08
You are somewhat right, ycanteye. It sometimes is a little boring if people submit discussions with a long history incorporated in it. I know that the whole explanation is perhaps needed for us to get the hang of what the person has to say, but still, it doesn't make interesting reading. What I do in those cases is that I just skim through the entire passage, taking care to notice the important points and proceed to respond. But sometimes, my responses are also long and drawn-out. Some people may feel bored by them also. So I'm perhaps not the right person to opine on such a matter.
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6 Jul 08
I guess I have been guilty of the same thing myself at times. It was mostly an observation on my part as to what I was doing and I was wondering how many people did the same. I really do try to make a concerted effort to answer all the topics that interest me though.
9 Jul 08
I have actually responded to page-long discussions in my stay here and it is just because the one who started the discussion is my friend, or the one who started the discussion asked me to help him get rid of that discussion with no response. (I offer such services for free). But in my normal days, I would always want to respond to discussions which have two to five paragraphs in it. I particularly don't like responding to one-liner discussions.
20 Jul 08
I would like to add that I like responding to discussions that are easy to answer. In that way, I can give more response and then I can respond to more discussions. That way, I know I am earning more. But there are also times that I would engage with really thought-out and hard to answer discussions.