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Thread: Does it matter?

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    I have found that the number of posts will influence my choosing to look at a picture that I would not look at because of the title - let's say "log cabin quilt". I would not normally click on a picture of a log cabin quilt - just not my favorite. But, if there are 5 pages of comments, that will indicate that maybe this log cabin quilt is spectacular and I will then click on it. Have been really surprised a few times at posts that I would have missed if the page count was not so high.
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    This was a great question, thanks for asking it, and thanks for the responses!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retired Fire Chief View Post
    ... So, I was wondering, does it matter to you how many people respond to something you have posted or is it more gratifying to find that oodles of people have been moved to respond? Regardless, I will continue to read every thread created, I enjoy reading everyones comments and learn so much from all the advice.
    I for one, really appreciate each and every comment on my posts, and try to answer any questions that have been asked either on the thread if I think others may be interested, or with a PM if the question or answer is only specific to that person. Part of the reason I post my work is to share knowledge and ideas with others here, and it is very gratifying to me when I am able to help others. I am also very appreciative of advice/suggestions others here give to me!

    I take the time to read responses on others' post before I comment. That way if a question has been asked and answered already I'll see it and can comment appropriately. That being said, if I see a post that doesn't grab my attention/interested, I just close it and move on to the next. I know I miss some posts, but like to try to keep up with as much as I can.
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    Like MTS, I use the archive to view threads. If it is a posting of a completed quilt and I have a comment I will always post it even if there are pages of comments already. If someone is asking a question I will read thru all the current posts and if I have something new to offer I will comment. I turned off all the mail notifications from the board, so every few days I'll go to the list of my posts and revisit the ones I was most interested in to see if something new has been added.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retired Fire Chief View Post
    I get my new edition of the digest around 6:30 am. I try to keep my dogs quiet until after I quickly look at what has been posted, but most often I have to wait until the barn chores are done and my dogs are napping to read the news and browse through the beautiful pictures. When I see something that truly inspires me to comment, most often I find that there are already 2 or more pages of comments. When I find that there are more than 4 pages of responsed I close the post and don't add my opinion. So, I was wondering, does it matter to you how many people respond to something you have posted or is it more gratifying to find that oodles of people have been moved to respond? Regardless, I will continue to read every thread created, I enjoy reading everyones comments and learn so much from all the advice.
    I think you are overlooking WHY some threads make the digest. The most replied to are mentioned, so there will be lots of replies. Go ahead and post your remarks, be they identical to others or a different slant.
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    It doesn't matter to me how many people comment but on the quality and content of the comments.

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    That is what I do too. I go straight to the bottom of the page and access everything through the archive. I like that it is constantly updated and turns purple after I have read it. This is my first thing in the morning pleasure as a drink a cup of coffee, enjoy posts and often read all the comments, especially if it is something I want to learn too. If I post, I will return for several days, so I can respond to any questions posted. This is my favorite site, well over any blogs or news I have subscribed to.
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    i just wanted to comment that if you rely solely on the digest, you are missing a lot of content of the board. it's just a very small portion which lists the most popular posts. i read from the archives at the bottom of the page so i don't miss any of the posts. sounds like, though, that you are a very busy person and maybe that's all you have time for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS View Post
    As for commenting, if it hasn't already been said 400 times, I'll comment.

    If I love a quilt picture and it's already up to 10 of comments, I'll still comment.

    But if I decided to comment on a thread, I ALWAYS read ALL the existing posts first.
    Ditto, ditto, and ditto.

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    I don't get the digest form but go to Main and read the different threads. I don't understand though...does that mean I see all the threads or just some of them?

    I always read every answer on a thread before I comment, but now I understand why sometimes I get a question that I have already answered on threads I have started. I never thought of skipping to the end to add a comment. Duh. Now it makes sense.

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    I wish I had time to read every page of every thread...but I don't, and like others, will usually just read the first few pages. I will comment if I think I have something that I can add to the thread, but usually don't repeat the same comments everyone else has read. If it is a thread I started, I would read every comment, no matter how many pages, and reply back if it seems it would be helpful. If it is a thread that I have commented on, and wanted more information, I will sometimes go back and look at it another time and see what else has been added.
    Thank-you for all that post and read here!

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