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    Default Do you ever skip commenting on a thread because its gone on too long?

    I'll be honest, even if its a topic in one of the forums that I'm really interested in discussing, I'll sometimes skip replying to it because its being going on too long. Its got 20+ pages of responses, and I feel I'm too late to the party and if i don't join early I'll just get lost.

    Anyone feel the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tib2d2 View Post
    I'll be honest, even if its a topic in one of the forums that I'm really interested in discussing, I'll sometimes skip replying to it because its being going on too long. Its got 20+ pages of responses, and I feel I'm too late to the party and if i don't join early I'll just get lost.

    Anyone feel the same?
    I depends if I can offer anything new. I mean I sometimes feel funny just agreeing with a dozen or so people.

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    Yes, I do. I also skip posts that are to long.
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    Yes. I laugh when a thread was just started yesterday and there are already 18 pages or more.

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    Yes, I did skip on long threads

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenixx9 View Post
    Yes. I laugh when a thread was just started yesterday and there are already 18 pages or more.
    In the olden days, threads would get up to 18 pages in two hours
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    Quote Originally Posted by From The Shadows View Post
    I depends if I can offer anything new. I mean I sometimes feel funny just agreeing with a dozen or so people.
    That's where I stand. I try to only say something someone else hasn't said.

    (which ironically I've failed to do in this post)

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    Size doesn't put me off. I only read a few threads anyway but if it's a topic I have an interest in, or if the latest poster is someone I'm interested in hearing their view on, I will dive in and read the last few pages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormel View Post
    In the olden days, threads would get up to 18 pages in two hours
    Wow, too many pages! I have seen the same thing posted with different wording in those instances.and if there is an ongoing posting topic, someone else comes in and just changes it, saying whatever they feel like (which I know is fine and the freedom we have on here--but it can and does throw off a good discussion).


    Quote Originally Posted by dancj View Post
    That's where I stand. I try to only say something someone else hasn't said.

    (which ironically I've failed to do in this post)
    No worries!

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    LOL, as well it should not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormel View Post
    In the olden days, threads would get up to 18 pages in two hours
    Often because someone would post an unpopular opinion and a pile-on would ensue.
    I remember arguments lasting for many pages over some of the dumbest things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    Yes, I do. I also skip posts that are to long.
    Giant blocks of text, free of appropriate spacing and punctuation are a huge turn off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tib2d2 View Post
    I'll be honest, even if its a topic in one of the forums that I'm really interested in discussing, I'll sometimes skip replying to it because its being going on too long. Its got 20+ pages of responses, and I feel I'm too late to the party and if i don't join early I'll just get lost.

    Anyone feel the same?
    It depends. If it seems endlessly repetitive, yes. Or if there's some schmuck who says things like, "Didn't you read the thread. That question was answered 700 pages ago on page 412".
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    Quote Originally Posted by tib2d2 View Post
    I'll be honest, even if its a topic in one of the forums that I'm really interested in discussing, I'll sometimes skip replying to it because its being going on too long. Its got 20+ pages of responses, and I feel I'm too late to the party and if i don't join early I'll just get lost.

    Anyone feel the same?
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