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Am I alone in this or?

Posted September 18th, 2011 at 3:24 PM by seeker

On pc I might only make a few posts in day when I'm on, but I spend most of my time reading other people's posts. I realised that most members come to post themselves, but I could spend hours going around reading posts in numerous sections without posting myself. Do many of you guys do that? I find it really unusual. Sadly, it's become a replacement for reading books. I sometimes go back over interesting old threads too. Am I strange?
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  1. Old Comment
    I do that! :D I've ended up knowing more about what's going on on PC than what's going on in real life ¬.¬
    Posted September 18th, 2011 at 3:30 PM by Liliana Vess Liliana Vess is offline
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    No you're quite a normal long-time member...face it, in PC years we're getting [I]OLD[/I]. So we lurk moar because we don't see anything the newbies are saying as worth replying to...we've been there, done that and replied to it [I]last year[/I] or something like that. XD
    Posted September 18th, 2011 at 3:32 PM by Melody Melody is offline
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    Oryx's Avatar
    I post a lot, but I definitely read more than I post. When I first log on I usually open up 10-15 tabs of threads that I'm interested in that got posted in over the period of time that I was gone, and maybe post in 2 of them. The rest I just read through to see what other people said. OVPs are fun to read through, especially if one person likes to post in them a lot, you can put together a good image of their lives and that's really fun, albeit kinda creepy but I do it anyway

    I don't think it has a thing to do with age though, because obviously I haven't been on a long time.
    Posted September 18th, 2011 at 3:43 PM by Oryx Oryx is offline
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    Sydian's Avatar
    I don't post or read stuff in my own sections. Oooops.
    Posted September 18th, 2011 at 3:45 PM by Sydian Sydian is offline
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    Shining Raichu's Avatar
    I love to read others' posts, but when I do it makes me want to post in return. Which I guess, after all, is the reason for a forum so there was really no point to this comment :P
    Posted September 18th, 2011 at 4:24 PM by Shining Raichu Shining Raichu is offline
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    countryemo's Avatar
    Oh Sydian...

    Yeah your not alone, I find my self to lurk or read everybodys post, then say i should post, then dont.
    Posted September 18th, 2011 at 4:33 PM by countryemo countryemo is offline
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    [QUOTE=Sydian;bt67703]I don't post or read stuff in my own sections. Oooops.[/QUOTE]
    :O SYD! You naughty girl! ;) XD

    But omg srsly, I don't think I blame you...the last thing I'd want is to feel like the sheriff in town when I'm trying to relax. :P
    Posted September 18th, 2011 at 4:58 PM by Melody Melody is offline
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    Charizard★'s Avatar
    I've been doing the same thing, post a few times a week, but whenever I'm on, I mainly read through posts. Postings so overrated now.
    Posted September 18th, 2011 at 5:09 PM by Charizard★ Charizard★ is offline
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    Xyrin's Avatar
    I get way too lazy. I will read but I don't want to strech my hands out to the keyboard even if I had a post thought up. :x
    Posted September 18th, 2011 at 5:15 PM by Xyrin Xyrin is offline
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    donavannj's Avatar
    I read the posts of others much more than I post. You're not strange, just addicted to the site.
    Posted September 18th, 2011 at 5:34 PM by donavannj donavannj is offline
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    Chikara's Avatar
    i post and i never read lolol

    WHOOPS
    Posted September 18th, 2011 at 5:52 PM by Chikara Chikara is offline
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    Kenshin5's Avatar
    When I am not posting, I read posts in sections I don't frequent too see whats going on in those forums. Basically when the sections I usually go to don't have anything going on at the time I go to other sections and lurk from time to time.
    Posted September 18th, 2011 at 5:54 PM by Kenshin5 Kenshin5 is offline
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    Astinus's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Sydian View Comment
    I don't post or read stuff in my own sections. Oooops.
    This is also me. Which is kind of odd given the nature of my section, particularly the reading part.
    Posted September 18th, 2011 at 5:55 PM by Astinus Astinus is offline
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    Aquacorde's Avatar
    I read stuff quite a bit more than I post as well. And I do the old thread thing, omg. All the time. I spend way too much time doing that. :x
    Posted September 18th, 2011 at 6:07 PM by Aquacorde Aquacorde is offline
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    Vrai's Avatar
    lol pachy

    yes, i do. i can't really post as much as i've ever wanted to and especially when i was a bit more recent to the forum, i did that all the time. i just kinda read posts, hardly ever posting myself and only when necessary. i had a sub-1.00 posts per day stat for ages, though i've actually started to post a little more. :>
    Posted September 18th, 2011 at 7:17 PM by Vrai Vrai is offline
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    Esper's Avatar
    I don’t post without reading first and sometimes after reading I don’t feel like posting. So overall I do more reading here than posting.
    Posted September 18th, 2011 at 9:08 PM by Esper Esper is offline
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    Her's Avatar
    I always read the entire thread before I post, in case there's something I really want to comment on or to see if the thread is worth my time or not. Like, I want to see if the replies are interesting or not. Because to me, chances are if the replies are boring, my post will be boring too, so I don't want to waste my time.
    idk if i'm making sense but yeah
    Posted September 18th, 2011 at 9:35 PM by Her Her is offline
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    Kura's Avatar
    Not at all!

    It depends on my mood; I do a healthy amount of both lurking and posting :3 But I do like to read, too!
    Posted September 18th, 2011 at 9:49 PM by Kura Kura is offline
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    Ivysaur's Avatar
    It's called lurking and I do that all the time XD
    Posted September 18th, 2011 at 10:57 PM by Ivysaur Ivysaur is offline
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    Nope! I do that ALL of the time! In fact, it's becoming hard to post now.
    Posted September 19th, 2011 at 4:47 PM by Winneon Winneon is offline