Do you read forum posts from last posted or from start?

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  1. Cobra Jet

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    So when you visit any forum, including this one, do you:

    1) just see, read and respond to the very last post in a thread

    2) read thread from start to end and THEN respond


    just wondering............:inspect:
     
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    Depends on what it is and what I'm trying to get out of it. I usually read at least the first page and the last couple of pages. If it is a gargantuan resource thread, I might read more or less. Hard to get through those though so I understand why people just come in and post a question that was answered 15 times.
     
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    Depends on the page count. One they get past 3-4 pages I tend to ignore them unless searching for info.
     
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    Also depends on how many pages. 2-3 pages I'll read or at least skim every post. More than that and I can't be bothered unless it's a topic I'm really interested in. I'll read the first page and maybe the latest page or two.

    Depending on the topic, I tend to avoid new threads with lots of pages as usually the question has been answered already and is now simply being beat to death.
     
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    If it is short I'll read it all from the start to last post. If long I will read about the first 5 to 10 posts, and the last 5 to 10.
     
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    Always #1. Threads deviate too much to bother with reading the body of the thread. Specifiacaly, I hover over the original post then go to the bottom.
     
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    Controversial threads I read from start to finish, no matter how long. Interesting to read people’s personal thoughts on politics, religion, etc. I usually don’t comment on those topics...... Just like chasing fire trucks and ambulances, I guess. :lipssealed:

    All other stuff I read first post or two and if it sparks my interest, usually I read all. If not, I will go no further
     
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    Depends on the page count. Often read and respond to the very last post in a thread.
     
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