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Thread: Do You Reply To Posts, No Matter How Long The Thread Is ?

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    I used to, but realized there's nothing I can say that hasn't already been said.Now I don't post when the thread is above a certain number.

    Doesn't mean I don't love seeing the beautiful quilts...or trying to help when it's asked for.Maybe I just get on line too late in the day.

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    heheheh.. I do that too.. I just know I have to at least do 2 post per day to keep my status as "regular here"

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    I agree. When someone posts an amazing quilt, and there's already 4 or 5 pages of everyone describing how wonderful it is, I usually can't think of anything new to say.

    Also, I probably also don't want to become an over-poster. I have a few of these on facebook. They just HAVE to respond to everything. Fortunately, that doesn't seem like an issue here. I've never noticed anyone monopolizing the responses.

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    Sometimes but if in the first page or 2 my response is what others have already said, I probably won't post.

    Sometimes, I'll check the person's posts who originally posted to the thread and see what else they've said. Sometimes the OP has already found an answer and asked a different one by page 5 and page 6-15 are still answering her first question.

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    If the topic is such that I really feel I want my input added I do no matter how many pages it is. If it is a picture of a quilt that truly takes my breath away and I absolutely love I will also post. I don't care if the topic is 20 pages long. Just because you have nothing to add that is unique or different doesn't mean your comment isn't truly appreciated by the OP. I know I truly appreciate every comment made on one of my topics. I have never had one go more than 10 pages but if I did I would be thrilled! Wouldn't YOU be thrilled if you posted a picture of a quilt you did that got 20 pages of responses, even if they all said "wonderful", "beautiful", etc?? Rather than thinking you don't have anything to say that hasn't already been said, or you are just trying to keep your minimum post activity up to keep your status (a poor reason to participate IMHO) why don't you think about how thrilled the OP will be with all of the comments?

    I don't post on every single quilt I see. I pretty much only do it on ones that move me in some way.

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    There is no way to add something to every post no matter how long or short. I post to those that strike me at the moment.

    There are many many beautiful quilts here and I love looking at them all.:) Gives me much inspiration.

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    If I see a photo and think the quilt is totally awesome, I post and say so, because I would definitely want someone to do that for my quilt! Doesn't matter how long the thread is. Also, on topics where someone is looking for info on how to do a particular technique or whatever, I post my opinion because even if it's repetitive, someone might see mine and not read the other posts, and get a helpful tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    If the topic is such that I really feel I want my input added I do no matter how many pages it is. If it is a picture of a quilt that truly takes my breath away and I absolutely love I will also post. I don't care if the topic is 20 pages long. Just because you have nothing to add that is unique or different doesn't mean your comment isn't truly appreciated by the OP. I know I truly appreciate every comment made on one of my topics. I have never had one go more than 10 pages but if I did I would be thrilled! Wouldn't YOU be thrilled if you posted a picture of a quilt you did that got 20 pages of responses, even if they all said "wonderful", "beautiful", etc?? Rather than thinking you don't have anything to say that hasn't already been said, or you are just trying to keep your minimum post activity up to keep your status (a poor reason to participate IMHO) why don't you think about how thrilled the OP will be with all of the comments?

    I don't post on every single quilt I see. I pretty much only do it on ones that move me in some way.
    I feel the same way ---I always am concerned if I say Thank you enough when I do A post. Try to post ever so often threw out the post with TY .

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    If the topic is such that I really feel I want my input added I do no matter how many pages it is. If it is a picture of a quilt that truly takes my breath away and I absolutely love I will also post. I don't care if the topic is 20 pages long. Just because you have nothing to add that is unique or different doesn't mean your comment isn't truly appreciated by the OP. I know I truly appreciate every comment made on one of my topics. I have never had one go more than 10 pages but if I did I would be thrilled! Wouldn't YOU be thrilled if you posted a picture of a quilt you did that got 20 pages of responses, even if they all said "wonderful", "beautiful", etc?? Rather than thinking you don't have anything to say that hasn't already been said, or you are just trying to keep your minimum post activity up to keep your status (a poor reason to participate IMHO) why don't you think about how thrilled the OP will be with all of the comments?
    I don't post on every single quilt I see. I pretty much only do it on ones that move me in some way.

    I agree with Feline Fanatic. I recently recieved 21 pages of comments on my new sewing room and I loved reading every one of the 309 posts.

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    Is it ironic that I read through the comments and then thought I didn't have much to add to what everybody has already said so I wasn't going to bother to post :)
    If that didnt answer your question, yes I do lol. After about 5 pages I usually don't reply unless I absolutely loved it. But I agree that I think it's nice to reply regardless, as I know I would love people to reply even if there were already 20 pages.

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    There is no way I could reply to all the posts here. I would never get any quilting done. I look at the pictures and posts that interest me or that I think I can add to. I do read all the comments of the threads that interest me. A lot of valuable information might be on the LAST post! I've learned so much from this board. Yeah Quilting Board!

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    I reply to whatever moves me no matter how many pages. I also read all the replies to a post no matter how many pages. I would hate to miss something! I love participating and being part of the community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFQSinc
    I reply to whatever moves me no matter how many pages. I also read all the replies to a post no matter how many pages. I would hate to miss something! I love participating and being part of the community.
    I totally agree and feel the same way!! This is the best group to belong to!!

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    I have avoided posting if there are already lots of pages of replies. I may rethink that now. :)

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    I usually read 2-3 pages if the subject really interests me. I usually don't reply if there are already oodles of pages. I figure I would just be repeating what has already been said. I am already on here too much and to read all the responses would take too long. I love reading all the posts, and I think this board is somehow habid forming. I find myself reading in the am--something to do with my coffee--then in the evening instead of tv. When the 2 sessions meet in the middle--I think I'm on here too much.
    Sue

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    No, couldn't possibly - far to many posts for that to be possible.

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    I have been "lurking" for quite awhile. Posted a few comments off and on. Posted a few topics and received wonderful comments. Discovering how great it felt to receive those comments, I try and comment on whatever catches my attention. It does not matter to me how many pages of comments there are...it just feels nice to make a comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by costumegirl
    Quote Originally Posted by AFQSinc
    I reply to whatever moves me no matter how many pages. I also read all the replies to a post no matter how many pages. I would hate to miss something! I love participating and being part of the community.
    I totally agree and feel the same way!! This is the best group to belong to!!
    Me too!!!

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    I don't answer a lot of them because I don't know the answers

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    I reply when I feel the urge, even if it is long.

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    I just post what I feel and don't look at other posts until I have shared my thoughts with the originator.

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    If it is a picture, I will post a comment no matter how many pages of comments there are :D:D:D

    Other topics? It all depends on the topic LOL

    Some authors are looking for many different ideas, some for help. Keep in mind, the way each of the replies are worded vary, mine may not be very helpful/easily understood but yours may be :D

    Some topics the author may be wanting many opinions and will go with the most popular one. Kind of like taking a poll :D:D:D

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    I try and read most threads all the way through IF I am completely interested. If I notice that I am skimming more then reading then I stop. I a lot of the longer threads everyone does end up saying the same thing.
    On a thread like this where you are asking and open question and wanting an opinion from everyone I would probably respond up to (maybe a few after) the 10th page.

    On pictures threads I try and find people whos pictures do not have a lot of comments or are on the 1st page of comments and leave something. I know how great I feel when someone looks at my quilts and says something nice
    I LOVE it!!!!!!

    As an author of a thread I love it when my threads go above 10 pages. I have a couple and I have read every single post on those threads! It does make me feel good because it means I asked or said something of value and interest

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    Sorry, I'm guilty of not posting if there are already a multitude of posts. I don't figure that I can add anything that hasn't already been said. I am not a person that cares for repetition. I don't even like to make the same quilt twice. It doesn't mean that I don't agree or disagree with what I read. It's just me. Sorry.

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    I don't think it really matters how many pages of replies there are to a topic. I reply to what I feel like replying to.

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