Reading posts is important
March 27, 2007 10:26pm CST
My fellow members of the myLot community; I would like to take a moment to remind people to please read what you are replying to. I have seen people misunderstand things cause they don't read posts carefully. This can lead to people giving negative ratings because they think it says one thing when it says another. I have just recently had this happen to me (not the ratings that I know of but the misunderstanding). I posted a discussion titled "Old People Can be Mean". I explained why I said that. I ALSO said that I have much respect for the elderly. That part seems to have been ignored by the majority of people replying to me or missed. So to set the record straight.... I said that old people CAN be mean. That is not to say they are all mean or that they are mean all the time. I am not saying that some don't have reasons for it or anything of that nature. I was just saying that they CAN SOMETIMES be mean. These kinds of misunderstandings can be avoided by reading the posts carefully. So do you take the time to read the whole post or do you just skim it?
15 May 07
Truthfully, it depends. I tend to stay away from really long posts because I would rather read it quickly and get to the heart of the matter, respond and move along. I do my shre of skimming, but I don't equate that with misunderstand, as a rule of thumb. If it is complicaed, and it is a topic I am interested in, I will slow down and read it carefully. A lot of the discussions posted here don't really need that level of close atention, though.