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shenanigans
September 4th, 2011, 12:56 PM
this thread inspired by Vendak and sammi-san.

So I want to present you with the idea of "everyone posts, no-one reads". Are you guilty of this in Other Voting Polls? Do you simply drop in to post your opinions on things and then leave, or do you stay to read others' posts to get a better idea of them?

Gold warehouse
September 4th, 2011, 12:57 PM
I scroll through and I will stop if its somebody interesting or somebody posting more than

"I have a dog his name is spot he is 3 years old i love him very much the end"

Noah Ridgewood
September 4th, 2011, 12:58 PM
At the time I post my reply, yes, I'm guilty of doing that. I do read people's replies to threads I find very interesting, like your recent style thread and hypothetical threads that Vendak (and others!) posts that involve very interesting scenarios. When I'm bored, I'll open a few threads and read all the replies to pass the time. But I almost always read the replies of Ayselipera, Vendak, Razor Leaf, Scarf, and Shining Raichu, among others whether or not I find the thread very interesting.

Kevin
September 4th, 2011, 12:59 PM
Sometimes I read above posts to make sure I'm answering the question right.

...Other than that, no, not really to be honest.

Sammi
September 4th, 2011, 02:54 PM
I read everything! It's kind of my job, being the mod and all, to make sure everything's in line. I'll admit to glazing over some days I totally spaced in that one fashion thread today but for the most part I notice what's said.

When I wasn't a mod, I only read the replies in the threads I posted or was possibly going to post in. Threads I wasn't going to bother with? Nah. It wasn't my job, and I had no interest in the threads at all, so why bother?

Aquacorde
September 4th, 2011, 03:01 PM
I read everything in a topic I intend to post in or find interesting, but after posting I don't always continue to follow the topic. I do like to read through what others say though, mainly because I like to see how others view things. :3

Ash
September 4th, 2011, 03:04 PM
It really depends. Sometimes I would go over and see what others have said, while other days I would just scroll down and post in the thread myself, or just not post at all. It depends on my mood, whether I feel like it, and what the subject is. With some of the more interesting subjects I would see what others would post, but not post myself because I would probably post something lame, heh.

Freddy Fazbear
September 4th, 2011, 03:14 PM
I read pretty much every post in a thread, unless it's really long. Then I usually read the first page, then the last page. I actually like hearing other people's opinions on stuff I have very little opinion on.

Esper
September 4th, 2011, 07:15 PM
If I intend to reply I like to read what others have said so I know I'm not just repeating the same thing someone else has said. And, you know, there are some interesting responses often. Some topics, like this one, actually, have responses which are either "yes, I do" or "no, I don't" and with these I tend to skim more than read.

Chairman Kaga
September 4th, 2011, 08:24 PM
When I wasn't a mod, I only read the replies in the threads I posted or was possibly going to post in. Threads I wasn't going to bother with? Nah. It wasn't my job, and I had no interest in the threads at all, so why bother?

Hah, I certainly would have never been able to tell that you weren't reading every post in every thread. When I modded OVP you were reporting issues to me faster than I could find them myself and in such numbers that it felt like you had to be scouring each and every post. Practically did my job for me until I was S-Modded XD

To answer the question, I generally try to read other posts in each poll. I do wish that polls generated more actual discussion on the subject between members, though, as Other Chat seems to have morphed into mostly a debate/politics/controversy forum leaving no middle ground for subjects that aren't necessarily traditional "conversation" material but don't necessarily need to be phrased in the form of a question.

I never want to be a hit-and-run OVP poster whose only motivation is to show everyone what a unique snowflake I am in hopes that I somehow become the center of conversation, and I'd like it if people engaged each other more. Even mundane topics can be fun to discuss!

22sa
September 4th, 2011, 08:37 PM
I go through everybody's post.

Maybe the mood's usually too dull to generate discussion. I don't know.

moments.
September 4th, 2011, 11:54 PM
I read like the first couple to see how people have answered, and then realise how many are on the page and skip them all. xP

Unless there is a wall of text, or something that grabs my attention, I just skip to the bottom. Also, if there are like less than 10 or so, I'll read them. But yeah, not really.

Amaruuk
September 5th, 2011, 12:24 AM
I read pretty much every post in a thread, unless it's really long. Then I usually read the first page, then the last page.
[css-span="font-family: "Tahoma"; font-size: 11px; color: #4b373d;"]This is what I do in most cases when I see a thread I might want to post in. Kinda gives me a chance to see what sort of responses are given and confirm whether I really do want to post myself. Sometimes I also read through threads that just look like interesting reads, and don't actually post, either 'cause I don't have a real opinion or because my opinion has already been thoroughly represented - or just 'cause I don't feel like typing up a post X3[/css-span]

zappyspiker
September 5th, 2011, 12:57 AM
I usually do read everything, thought sometimes it does gotta depend on the thread and the question at hand. Sometimes if there are already like four pages worth then I'd get too lazy to read everythin and come back later.

Patatas Fritas
September 5th, 2011, 01:08 AM
It depends on how long the thread is, I'll generally always read at least the first page. I do it a lot if I'm not actually sure if I want to post in the thread, so I can see what generally people are saying and figure out if I want to post or whatever. I know what I mean.
But yeah I read other posts in OVP.

PlatinumDude
September 5th, 2011, 03:21 AM
Most of the time, I come to an OVP thread to just post my opinion, then leave, but on more difficult topics, I stick around and read other people's posts.

Pokemon Trainer Touko
September 5th, 2011, 05:47 AM
If the first post is too long, I simply scroll down and read a few posts and kiinda like.. get the general idea of the question and then post. xD;;;

Talli
September 5th, 2011, 05:51 AM
It depends on my mood is when it comes to reading other peoples posts.

Avishka
September 5th, 2011, 06:11 AM
Sometimes I read above posts to make sure I'm answering the question right.
it also depends on my mood is when it comes to reading other peoples posts.

Ayselipera
September 5th, 2011, 06:31 AM
But I almost always read the replies of Ayselipera, Vendak, Razor Leaf, Scarf, and Shining Raichu, among others whether or not I find the thread very interesting.

thx 4 showin sum luv much appreciate

Depends on my mood. Typically I'll read at least one or two from people who I find interesting or make me laugh. If I'm feeling adventurous or the topic is an interesting one I may read everyone's. Otherwise I just skim through quickly and look for keywords such as what I did today.

Xyrin
September 5th, 2011, 06:37 AM
I do most of the time when it's short and it's a really interesting thread. For example on this thread I read down halfway, skipped to the last post, and now I'm posting. :)

Mr Cat Dog
September 5th, 2011, 08:58 AM
For the most part I'll read people's answers up to the point of my reply. However, it'll be very rare that I check back into a thread that I've posted in OVP. The only time I'd really contemplate doing that would be if I really thought the topic was interesting, or liked some of the answers thus far and thought they'd blossom into a discussion.

Toshiro.
September 5th, 2011, 11:36 AM
It really depends on the topic. If its a topic I am interested in seeing what others think about it, I will read others replies. If its a topic that I don't really care about, i'll just post my reply and leave.

Arcanine
September 5th, 2011, 11:44 AM
It really depends on what catches my eye. Like Vendak's avatar, or moments.'s sig for example, it caught my eye so I read the post. I'll also tend to read the posts from Staff (at least skim) because the name color catches my eye. And then there are some people were I'll read their post everytime it comes up.

I wish I had the time to read every post, but like everyone I have a limited amount of time (unless you're Sammi where you're a speed reader and you can read a whole DCC in 10 mins XD), so I skim.

Dr. McNinja
September 5th, 2011, 11:49 AM
I read the posts of the people that use correct grammar, good vocabulary, and have a nice shiny eye-drawing avatar.

I like the colors.

-Jared-
September 5th, 2011, 12:05 PM
I actually tend to read the longer ones, because that means people put more time into their post. (Generally. Hypothetically, someone could spend an hour on a response, then decided they don't like it and post a one line answer. XD)

If I post a thread, I generally try to read all the responses. And I always at least glance at the responses in the threads I post in, so I at least can get a general opinion from everyone.

Ephemeral Euphoria
September 5th, 2011, 12:26 PM
Sometimes, depends on how bored I am at the time though.

King Gumball
September 7th, 2011, 09:22 PM
Yes I do read posts, to use as like samples as for what I will post. I only post in threads I want to, and I normally decide which threads to post in after reading other people's comments.

God
September 7th, 2011, 09:32 PM
I ALWAYS READ POSTS BECAUSE I AM A CARING AND INTERESTED MEMBER OF THE POKECOMMUNITY.COM
http://i.imgur.com/mHbaU.gif

Oryx
September 9th, 2011, 06:26 PM
I usually do, because if I go down to quick reply and see that I haven't I feel bad, lol. :(

wcdaily
September 9th, 2011, 06:53 PM
I just read this entire thread, and now I'm making a post right now. Their are sometimes when I will just skip to quick reply if I don't feel like reading the whole thread though.

Jack O'Neill
September 9th, 2011, 10:25 PM
If you're not already on my ignore list, your posts in OVP automatically get read by me, even if I just skim most of them briefly. I also revisit topics often to read what others have posted after me.

Truality
September 11th, 2011, 05:19 PM
Pretty much like half the posters before me. Yes that actually means I read every post on this thread lol

If a topic seems interesting to me, I read all the replies up to date, then post mine, and then check it again every time I get the chance to see it updated.

Osiris
September 11th, 2011, 11:52 PM
It really depends on the topic. If its a topic I am interested in seeing what others think about it, I will read others replies. If its a topic that I don't really care about, i'll just post my reply and leave.

I think this sums up exactly what I do as well. In fact, this was one of the threads where I wasn't really planning on reading too many replies, but my scroll bar got stuck on Toshiro's post, and I noticed I had the exact same opinion.

Drew
September 11th, 2011, 11:57 PM
I rarely ever reply to a thread without reading most of the other replies. I'd say it was the moderator in me, gotta check for rule breakage and what not, but I dunno.. I did that before I was a mod. I like hearing what others have to say. Find it kinda pointless to post and then just leave.