Threads You Don't Read

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  1. AquaAthena
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    Even though I may find the thread topic interesting, I won't read it if it is very long. I won't read a long copy and paste either. I won't read a thread that is no more than a link to another site, also.

    I don't often read posts that use slander or profanity towards another poster.

    Fair to say, I don't read too much here....:lol:, but do enjoy the site and most of the members. :clap2:

    Are there threads or posts you don't read?
     
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    This one :D
     
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    :clap2: lol...good one. :)
     
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    Seriously?
    Not much more than a paragraph.
    I will probably click a link, but I won't spend more than a couple minutes there.
    Same thing with videos. More than 3 minutes and I'm outta there.
     
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    go fuck yourself you smelly twat!


    oh that's right, you're not reading this.

    am I on ignore?

    :eek:
     
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    If the thread title looks like troll bait, I usually don't visit the thread.
    If the opening post appeals to the uglier insulting side of USMB, I usually shrug and move on.
    If the opening post is just a repeat of a dozen other threads, I usually don't take the time.
    If the last member to post is a member not known for being amusing, cleverly obscene, intelligent, coherent, or otherwise interesting, I often don't check in there until I see a more appealing name.
    If the opening post or those immediately following tweak my interest, make me laugh, or grab at my heartstrings, I usually wade in. (I might do that if the opening post makes me fighting mad too.)
    And I don't usually read the excessively long posts either. I type them, but I don't read them. :)
     
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    If I come across a thread that is already more than 5 pages, the topic has to be of real interest to me to take the time to wade through it. Also, I should visit more of the sub-forums, but I'm stuck on a few and rarely wander outside of them.
     
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    ditto.ditto.ditto

    There are certain posters whose threads I don't bother opening - shunning them is the best policy, imo. I know they are just trolling. I'll read long posts by people who are smart, interesting, and have done their homework. Cutting and pasting without any commentary posts are automatic scroll overs.
     
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    Thanks to you all who responded. I did later think of a couple of posters with whom I often agree, but they compose their responses a little differently than I do..lol. Like CA Girl...I will always read her, because she calls it the only way some others here would understand..lol. And she understands the power of brevity...:lol: Others too. But those who seemingly just try to incite, are the ones I am learning, and avoiding.

    The long posts are something I don't usually have the time to read as I may be in between dressing and leaving for work...[part time] I will sometimes post them, but have no expectations of many reading them. A small thing....

    Sherry mentioned something about not liking to go through all the posts to a thread, before she answers, and I don't either, so I just post my response to the original thread topic, and it may be duplicated in part, but who really cares? Another small thing....
     
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    I read just about everything. I love the Libtard posts. They really crack me up.
     
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