Do you read others comments before responding?

@kiran8 (15348)
Mangalore, India
September 24, 2017 11:51pm CST
It is but natural for many of us to read other members' comments when we want to respond to a discussion. But , just wondering whether other members' opinion influences your own response or do you respond first and then read what others have written or it could be that some members don't read what other members have to say about the subject .. I normally respond first to a discussion and then go through other comments.
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@vandana7 (98787)
• India
25 Sep 17
You mean responses or comments? I read comments...and then comment back..I read the post and reply...I agree that sometimes when I read others responses and comments before putting in my two cents worth, it does influence my comment or response. But usually, I read others responses when there is something I need to be clear about, or when I think it would be interesting to know how others are reacting to this.
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@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
25 Sep 17
@vandana7 I was actually talking about responding to other members discussions ...yes I agree at times you do get influenced by others point of view
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@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
25 Sep 17
@yiadiaz so most f us tend to respond first before reading other members responses
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• United States
25 Sep 17
It happens the same to me
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@sol_cee (38223)
• Philippines
25 Sep 17
I do it after so imagine my surprise when I saw that we both like Andy Dufresne' s movie. ;)
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@vandana7 (98787)
• India
25 Sep 17
You read the responses first and then respond? Does it influence your views...I think some views are formed based on our environment and situations in life that we may even come out more strongly against others views I suppose. So influence can be at both ends of the spectrum..lol
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@vandana7 (98787)
• India
25 Sep 17
@sol_cee ..Oh I see, interpreted it differently..my bad. :)
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@sol_cee (38223)
• Philippines
25 Sep 17
@vandana7 I mean I read the responses after I comment.
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@Asylum (47893)
• Manchester, England
25 Sep 17
I tend to do exactly the same, respond first and read other comments afterwards.
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@Asylum (47893)
• Manchester, England
25 Sep 17
@kiran8 Reading the responses first may cause me to change my response, whereas reading them after still allows me the option to comment on them.
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@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
26 Sep 17
@Asylum That's my opinion too , thanks a lot
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@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
25 Sep 17
More so when there are many responses
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@much2say (53960)
• Los Angeles, California
25 Sep 17
I do both ways . . . sometimes I will read the responses/comments first . . . other times I read them after my response. As soon as I read a post, I pretty much have my thoughts locked in, so in most cases I am not influenced by what others say.
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@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
25 Sep 17
Thats good because I feel that we need t give our views uninfluenced by others ...
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@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
26 Sep 17
@much2say Absolutely , I agree with that
@much2say (53960)
• Los Angeles, California
25 Sep 17
@kiran8 It's nice to get someone's true reaction - which is usually their first reaction.
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@LadyDuck (457918)
• Switzerland
25 Sep 17
I respond first and then I check the comments left by the others. If there are interesting comments I can leave a response under the comment.
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@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
25 Sep 17
I too do the same Anna , because it is easy to be influenced at times by others who think alike.
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@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
26 Sep 17
@LadyDuck Very true, I agree with that
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@LadyDuck (457918)
• Switzerland
25 Sep 17
@kiran8 This is also my opinion, if you read before you are influenced and then you do not write your real sentiment.
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@vsai2008 (11796)
• India
25 Sep 17
I too do the same thing, I respond to a discussion first and then go through other comments.
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@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
25 Sep 17
I guess we tend to that because you already have a response ready in your mind and you want to spill it out before it vanishes ...just joking
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@vsai2008 (11796)
• India
25 Sep 17
@kiran8 hahaha, sometimes it happens with me as well It is sometimes hard to recall what I forgot to write
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@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
25 Sep 17
@vsai2008 I know , I can understand that
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@yugocean (9965)
• India
4 Oct 17
What comments? I am not answering if they are not interesting.And in a discussion, unless I have to , there is no reason because now every response is different box.
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@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
11 Dec 17
@yugocean I am talking about comments made on your response ..
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@yugocean (9965)
• India
11 Dec 17
@kiran8 oh yes, I do. This makes me to know what I have to reply.
@carebear29 (31961)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
25 Sep 17
i usually comment then read. its a steady habit i have
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@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
26 Sep 17
Thanks a lot , I guess it helps put forth your independent views ..
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@carebear29 (31961)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
26 Sep 17
@kiran8 yes it does thanks
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@else34 (13517)
• New Delhi, India
26 Sep 17
@Kiran8 Yes,but only when I fail to understand what the writer exactly wants to convey.Comments by others help me to understand it.
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@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
26 Sep 17
Yes it happens to me as well when the topic is not very clear. .
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@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
27 Sep 17
@else34 I guess that is where the cultural difference comes , but by interacting here you get sed to many sentences and phrase that is not often used by Indians
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@else34 (13517)
• New Delhi, India
27 Sep 17
@kiran8 Many times I fail to understand posts by members from English speaking countries.
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@cahaya1983 (11121)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 17
I usually do the same as you do. It's pretty common to have other members having similar responses to ours.
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@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
11 Dec 17
@cahaya , I agree with that
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@poehere (15126)
• French Polynesia
30 Sep 17
I don't let what other say influence my comment to the post. I like to tell the person how I feel and not how another person feels.
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@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
30 Sep 17
Absolutely , that what carries forward a discussion, if Everyone agreed with everyone else it would be quite boring. We need to have personal views ..
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@poehere (15126)
• French Polynesia
30 Sep 17
@kiran8 Agree
@ridingbet (66857)
• Philippines
4 Oct 17
since the response comes before the comments, that is what i usually do- i comment and like as well.
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@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
11 Dec 17
@ridingbet same here ,I normally like and add a comment
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@Kandae11 (53679)
25 Sep 17
I do it only when I am not sure of what the writer of the discussion is saying.
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@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
26 Sep 17
Yes it can happen at times , I remember a couple of discussions where I was not sure what the subject was
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@pradab (413)
• India
3 Oct 17
I do read...and I don't reply until I have properly understood what the person has implied
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@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
11 Dec 17
@pradab Understandable ..no point in responding unless you have some valid point to add
@Bluedoll (16774)
• Canada
25 Sep 17
That is what I usually do too in fact doing it right now. If there are more replies then might see what others are saying. It does depend on the topic though right?
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@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
25 Sep 17
Yes absolutely right ...depends on the topic of discussion !
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@silvermist (19702)
• India
28 Sep 17
If I am the first to respond,of course I can't.But Otherwise,yes.But I often do not let the responses by others influence mine.
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@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
11 Dec 17
@silvermist that's good because often one can be influenced by the popular opinion.
@responsiveme (22926)
• India
25 Sep 17
No I just respond first then look at the comments
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@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
25 Sep 17
Just like I do
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@rubyriaz007 (4188)
• India
26 Sep 17
I respond to their discussions and also go through others comments also..
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@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
26 Sep 17
Thanks a lot for your response