do you still post a discussion...

@kayedanda (1850)
October 17, 2008 5:18am CST
...even if the same was posted already by somebody else? if i really wanted to share something, or if i had a different aspect of the same topic that i want to send across, then i go ahead and still post it, but if i happened to read a same topic that i was about to post, and i feel that that myLotter has done a better job of it than i could have done, then i go answer at his/her discussion. and yes, if the topic was posted a year or two ago, then i definitely will start a new one even if it is the same subject matter. how about you? do you still post something even if you were already beaten to it by somebody else?
2 responses
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
When I do start a topic I don't search if the idea or my topic has been discussed already but when I do come across a topic from my friend's discussion and it is almost the same as my idea, I say to the user that I was just about to make a topic like that and I also mention that it is no problem to me that they started it out first and that since they are the first one to start it I will just make a comment on their topic based on what I was about to start. When I was still a noob here I tend to look on the today's top topics and get an idea from the topics there, but now, my ideas are overflowing that I always stop myself from starting one, I can't keep up sometimes when there are too many responding to my discussion and so to prevent being so stressed out on answering everyone's comment I limit my topic but the downside is when I limit my discussion, a discussion that has long been sitting on my word and just waiting to be post here, I would encounter one from friend's with almost the same thought.
@klaudine (3651)
• Indonesia
17 Oct 08
I would say, Go for it, Kayedanda. I think you can write it and discuss it from the different point of view. Don't worry about posting the same topics or having the similar discussion, as long as you were able to make it really interesting I believe people would go to your discussion as well and answer it there. The thing is, you should be able to make it different, you can start with giving different point of view, or different theories about the same phenomenon. Try it!
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