|Forum topic by BlankMan||posted 11-27-2009 01:18 AM||1762 views||0 times favorited||45 replies|
11-27-2009 01:18 AM
I may be starting a flame war here but I hope not.
This is kind of a pet peeve of mine. Although I understand a long thread can be time consuming to read when it’s not done it can lead to things being repeated, and/or the wrong advice being given. I see this all to often. And when it happens I think to myself, that person doesn’t know what the heck he’s talking about. But I realize it’s probably due to the fact they didn’t take the time to read, and pay attention, to what was posted in the thread. The original post does not always contain all the information, lot of times more information is given which helps pin point the problem (if it is a problem), and sometimes something originally stated may not be correct.
Reading the OP and immediately posting a reply, in my opinion is a disservice the the person that started the thread and maybe others. I read the original post and even when I think I know the answer I read the whole thread because I know I don’t know everything and maybe I’m wrong and something further down might point that out to me or what I was going to say has already been said and there’s no reason to repeat it. I do that here and all the other forums I participate in. If the thread is too long and I don’t want to read the whole thing I refain from posting to it so I don’t repeat something already said or give the wrong advice. And I hope no one tries to justify this behavior by saying their time is too valuable to spend the time reading a long thread because my response would be, get over yourself. (Repeating something when you are agreeing with someone to fortify what was stated to me is not repeating but that’s not what I always see.)
I wish everyone had the courtesy to read the entire thread before jumping to conclusions but I know this ain’t never gonna happen. Oh if only it was a perfect world. :)
Oh and the other pet peeve is people that post once to a thread and run, never to be seen again, not wanting to participate in an ongoing conversation. I’ll save this one for a later date. (This mostly comes into play when someone has replied directly to them with a question per se and never gets a response. I know PM. But then the rest of the members don’t benefit from the answer and that is what we’re here for, to share information and experiences. I’ve seen this happen. I go back and check threads I’ve posted to for this very reason.)
There. I said it. I feel better now. Happy Thanksgiving.
-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI