Does anyone REALLY read all of the comments that are left on their discussion?

@rosey3223 (1569)
United States
December 15, 2006 12:44pm CST
I am only asking this because I have seen a lot of discussions that had more than 100 responses and it just amazes me that someone would be interested in reading all of those responses!! I know and understand that you start a discussion to read/hear what other people think and/or feel, but doesn't it get boring after the first 50 that you have to read? And when do you decide to stop commenting on their comments? I think that it is awesome to see discussions that have that many responses to them, but I think that after a certain amount I would get bored with reading the same thing over and over?
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96 responses
• United States
15 Dec 06
yes, I do read everyone that leaves a comment one one of my discussions. I don't always leave a comment back to them, but I always read them. I just believe that if someone took their time to reply to a discussion I start, I should at least take the time to read them. I also take the time to rate their responses, if it's a good response, I rate them +, other responses, I don't rate. (so with me, it's a rating of + or nothing - I figure nothing is better than a bad rating)
@rosey3223 (1569)
• United States
15 Dec 06
That's cool!! I read mine too, but I have not been as lucky as some that get so many responses. I think the most the I have is 30+ on one discussion.
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@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
16 Dec 06
yes I read all mine too because the one that I miss will be the one I needed to look at Knowing my look!
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@rosey3223 (1569)
• United States
16 Dec 06
LoL...Right!!! I sometimes have to go back and re-read some of the responses I get to see if I missed a very valuable comment!!! So I am with you on that one!!
@killailla (1301)
• Canada
15 Dec 06
i always read them although sometimes it may take awhile, but i always do
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@rosey3223 (1569)
• United States
15 Dec 06
That's cool! I'm glad to see that there are some people out there that are dedicated to this site!!!
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@leedug (920)
• United States
15 Dec 06
Actually I do. I read each and every comment that someone replies to on MY discussion. However, I am guilty of not reading through every message on other's discussions. That is only because if I see 250 answers already, I just want to my personal advice in as well instead of taking an hour to read everyone elses.
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• United States
15 Dec 06
I've only posted a few topics and they've only had a few responses but I did read them all. To me it wouldn't matter how many responses I got I'd read them.
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@rosey3223 (1569)
• United States
16 Dec 06
Cool to the both of you!!! And to leedug, I agree with you in that when I see a discussion with that many comments, I just say screw it and add my own opinion on it!! LoL!!
@trish32 (1471)
• United States
16 Dec 06
Yes, I do read every single post that's made to my discussions. The point of starting the discussion is to hopefully carry on a "conversation" with the posters, so it's necessary to read each and every one.
@rosey3223 (1569)
• United States
16 Dec 06
Very true, I completely agree with you. After all, that is the main point of this site, to start discussions so that you can converse about anything and everything under the sun!! The bonus is that you get paid for it!!
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@telulas (459)
• Indonesia
16 Dec 06
sometimes really read any comments
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@rosey3223 (1569)
• United States
16 Dec 06
Ok...Cool!!! Keep up the awesome job!!
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@caribe (2465)
• United States
16 Dec 06
Yes, I always read all the posts on my discussions. Granted, I haven't had any with a huge amount of posts. But if I did, I still would read them all. I don't reply to everything, only if I have something to add to what they post.
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@rosey3223 (1569)
• United States
16 Dec 06
I myself have not been one of the lucky ones to have too many comments to keep track of, so as of right now I respond to all of the comments made on my discussions. But I am sure that there will be a day where I will be left "speechless"! LoL!!
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@sj_chaudhry (1537)
• Canada
16 Dec 06
YEAH ME TOO... I ALSO READ SOEM OF THE COMMENT BUT AFTER I COULD NOT RESPOND BY MYSELF BECAUSE I THOUGHT I MIGHT REPEAT THE SAME WORDS IN MINE... ITS HARD TO READ ALL COMMENTS...
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@rosey3223 (1569)
• United States
16 Dec 06
I can imagine that it is very hard to read all of the comments. I try to be very careful in what I write for a comment that way, like you, I also don't say the same thing over and over again.
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@Jellen (1852)
• United States
16 Dec 06
I stopped reading them all. I made the mistake of starting way too many discussions and I could not keep up with them all. So I read the more significant ones.
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@rosey3223 (1569)
• United States
16 Dec 06
That is too funny!!! I wondered if that ever happens to anyone where you start to many discussions at once and then you get too many responses to be able to keep up with!!! Thank you for answering my question!!!
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• India
16 Dec 06
Yes, I spare time daily to visit the comments made by my friends on my topic started. Rate them. If required, I post comments also. Though the thoughts given by friends may differ, but I do not take is otherwise.
@rosey3223 (1569)
• United States
16 Dec 06
Ya, the friends comments are a little more important to me...but every comment is very important!!!
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• India
16 Dec 06
Yes, i make it a point in reading all the COMMENTS, if i have any . . Its a good habit to read it.
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@rosey3223 (1569)
• United States
16 Dec 06
Yeah!! It also lets you get an understanding of all the different views from so many people!!
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@satlove (1111)
• India
16 Dec 06
some times i read them..
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@rosey3223 (1569)
• United States
16 Dec 06
At least you are honest!!
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• United States
16 Dec 06
I sit and wait for the slow moving comments to crawl in!lol My few posts have limited comments but I do like to respond to the comments since they sometimes spark new ideas or thoughts
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@rosey3223 (1569)
• United States
16 Dec 06
Ya, I have noticed that the majority of discussions don't have more than 20 responses. And you are right, when they are slow coming in they do give more ideas to other discussions!!
@BeachBaby (815)
• United States
16 Dec 06
I respond to as much as I can if I have the time,, some bore me yes but I do check because some people actually have great answers or stories
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@rosey3223 (1569)
• United States
16 Dec 06
I definitely understand not having the time to respond to every single comment that is made...no one is perfect!!!
• United States
16 Dec 06
You just do what makes you happy. I am not fond of reading 100's either. Sometimes I skip over some of it. But, I do read a lot. I always try to get back to anyone that answered my posts. I check on them constantly. It's nice to get a discussion going.
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@rosey3223 (1569)
• United States
16 Dec 06
Heck YA!!! I not only check my discussions, but the discussions that I have made comments to as well to see if anyone had made a comment below mine. I myself am not too fond of reading, so if I see a discussion that has a bunch of responses I just read the first page.
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• United States
16 Dec 06
I read all of mine and even responde to them. The most I have ever had respond to any of my topics though is about 10. So for me it's not that hard. When there is a topic I want to respond to and it has a lot of pages, more then 5, I just read the first page or two then make my voice heard.
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@rosey3223 (1569)
• United States
16 Dec 06
LoL!! That was funny. I am the same way. The most comments I have ever had on one of my discussions was 31. So for me it isn't that hard to respond to all of the comments left. And with responding to a discussion and I see that there are more than 50 responses I tend to read just the first page and then make my comment! At least I know that I am not the only one!! LoL!!
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@myklj999 (51026)
• United States
16 Dec 06
For me, it depends on what the discusion is. I've tried to keep current on most of mine; while I may not always comment back, I DO at least attempt to read everything posted on them, and I try to pick a "best response" for each of my discussions after a few weeks.
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@rosey3223 (1569)
• United States
16 Dec 06
I feel that you cannot always respond to every comment left on a discussion that you have created, so missing out on some is not going to hurt anyone. I am just glad to see all the ones that really do take the time to read what others have written!!
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@lizabeth (666)
• United States
16 Dec 06
Yes I do read my comments. Sometimes I don't respond to all of them because some of them may have been similar to one I already responded to. Or I don't really know how to respond. But if people take time to comment my questions I am going to read it.
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@rosey3223 (1569)
• United States
16 Dec 06
Ya, I have run into that myself where someone has left a comment and because I have already answered one that was similar I really am at a loss for what to say.
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@missjackie (1357)
• Ypsilanti, Michigan
16 Dec 06
I really love reading every comment that's on my discussions. :) It's just really interesting to see what people have to say. Maybe it's because I'm a psychology student and I'm just generally interested. :0
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@rosey3223 (1569)
• United States
16 Dec 06
I am like you, I love psychology and this site really helps others let themselves go and be who they are. It also lets you know how many people think alike and see those "different" types of people. I find everyone interesting and this just helps me to observe them better!!
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@remaster74 (4064)
• Greece
15 Dec 06
I do. But I answer to them whenever this is possible. It's good for others to know that you thank them for putting themselves in trouble to answer a discussion you have started.
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@rosey3223 (1569)
• United States
16 Dec 06
Very TRUE!!!
• United States
15 Dec 06
I think anyone who is actually starting discussions that truly interest them would take the time to read the responses. I'm sure there are many who don't bother but then they are most likely the ones abusing this forum to begin with. Sad but true.
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@rosey3223 (1569)
• United States
16 Dec 06
It is VERY sad, but also VERY true. I don't know how many I responded to where there was no comment left on ANY of the comments...it made me feel like they really didn't care, that they didn't read any of them so there was no comment left. It just felt blank!!