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How do YOU RF?

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by SalixIncendium, Sep 13, 2017.

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  1. I read and respond to the OP, then read the rest of the posts.

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  2. I read the entire thread before responding

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  3. I'm a lurker.

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  4. I tend to just skip over SalixIncendium's threads and posts entirely.

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  5. I strip naked while reading all of the posts, then respond nude.

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  1. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium Quaesitor Veritatis
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    RF is a pretty busy forum by most standards. That said, when a new topic is posted, it generally has a page or two of responses, depending on the amount of time you are able to spend on the forum.

    So assuming you're not just a lurker, how do you respond to threads? Do you read the OP and respond to that, then read the rest of the thread? Do you read the OP and the entire thread prior to responding?

    Which practice do you think is better? Why?
     
  2. Sunstone

    Sunstone De Diablo Del Fora
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    Honestly, it depends on my mood. While I usually read the OP and at least a few of the posts of my favorite posters before responding, I have plenty of days when I just read the OP -- and a few days when I don't even do that. I almost never read certain posters though, since I won't live forever and they're frankly a waste of my time.
     
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  3. Shadow Wolf

    Shadow Wolf Kissed by Fire

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    Points deducted for no "naked" option.
    It tends to depend. Such as, if a thread has several pages, I'll read the first and last few pages. After that, as long as a thread hasn't exploded in length, I'll read/respond to posts responding to my last, and then read/post from my last post down.
     
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  4. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium Quaesitor Veritatis
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    *points up*

    Do I get my points back now, Wolf?
     
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  5. Shiranui117

    Shiranui117 Pronounced Shee-ra-noo-ee
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    Depends on how interesting the thread is, and what kind of thread it is. If it's just something asking for people's POV, I post mine and then go back and read others'. If it's an interesting debate, I read through the whole thing (as long as it isn't more than like 5 pages long or some nonsense). If it's one of those debates where I've seen it ten thousand times before, I pick the post(s) that I want to debate the most and just respond to that.
     
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  6. Polymath257

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    It depends. I usually read the OP and skim a few of the responses before responding myself.

    Each day, I look at the threads and see what, if anything, was posted. I skim through to see if there is anything I want to respond to.

    Some days I have more free time and I read more before responding.
     
  7. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Ignorant Atheist Capitalist Libertarian Gearhead
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    I have no pattern fitting into the choices.
     
  8. Deidre

    Deidre Follow thy heart

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    I will read the OP and usually reply, sometimes I read through the thread first. I usually post then read through, though. Which isn't always a good idea, because someone might have said the same thing as you, or you get an update from the OP, and then your post is moot. :oops:
     
  9. lewisnotmiller

    lewisnotmiller Grand Hat
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    It depends on how many posts have been made, but generally I would read the entire thread before responding.
     
  10. sunrise123

    sunrise123 Darkness will pass. Dawn is almost here.
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    I also don't have much of a pattern. I do lean more toward the OP if there's been thread drift.
     
  11. DavidFirth

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    I voted for "I tend to just skip over SalixIncendium's threads and posts entirely." But I was just joking.

    I concentrate just as much on who is posting as to content of the posts. I know some are more open to dialogue with a serious Christian than others. And then there are the haters.
     
  12. LuisDantas

    LuisDantas Aura of atheification
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    No option fits me all that well.

    Mainly, I reply to the most recent posts.
     
  13. Brickjectivity

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    I usually read and skim before. If its ridiculously long then I only read the first few pages sometimes, because that is usually a good summary of the rest.
     
  14. beenherebeforeagain

    beenherebeforeagain Rogue Animist
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    gottalovemoses Im mad as Hell!

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    Really? Maybe its Eurocentric busy then. The times I tend to use it are dead as a doornail.
     
  16. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium Quaesitor Veritatis
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    *blinks*

    *blinks again*
     
  17. gnomon

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    I honestly don't know.

    Where is the "I hope I delete this post before I pass out" option?

    Or...."How can I avoid the image of a cat violating a cardboard box" option?
     
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