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Thread: Have you ever felt ignored?

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    Super Member Lneal's Avatar
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    Have you ever posted to a thread and felt like your comment was skipped over or ignored? I have and sometimes it makes me wonder "Why did I bother to say anything"? I know no one has the intention to disregard another persons comment and we can't comment on everybody's posting, but it does make you feel a little slighted. Posting is really conversing with others and I want to make a conscious effort to do better about this, as I know myself that I have been guilty of the very thing that bothers me.

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    OK -I'll post so you know that I read your thoughts. Sometimes people don't think alike and don't understand what one is trying to sasy.

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    yes we should all post. I have to agree with you on that. I have found new freinds with all of you and I look forward to seeing your comments all of the time! Its a little lonely out here in this country especially in the winter. But, with being on this sight I have made it through the lonely days with all of you!!!
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    I usually reply to a lot of the postings, but replying to all would mean that I never get any sewing done. I am always interested to read about others and their latest WIP!

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    I'm not trying to point fingers here, please don't misunderstand my intentions. I am only inviting thoughts about where this should go. If it offends anyone, that is not my purpose. However there are people out there who may sorta feel the same way about being overlooked and possibly we should consider them. I'm in no way being whiny about being overlooked.

    You girls do a great job of posting on threads, and when the thread gets very long it's not always possible to read it entirely. Maybe one solution would be to get thicker skin. LOL!

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    Yes, I know exactly how you feel.

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    I'm sorry you feel that way. I'm sure it's not anyone's intention.
    I'm here....
    Another thing you might want to try if you can...go to chat. There's usually someone in there to talk to. Chat isn't always about quilting. We talk about everything and I DO MEAN EVERYTHING!!!

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    Your comment may not have been ignored it may have just been missed. There is so much information and so many postings on the board it's easy for something to get lost.

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    I TRY to get on every day and catch up on all the new threads. But with the recent surge of new members there are so many new topics and so many people posting, I have noticed that new threads can be found on page 2 and even page 3 of a category these days. A great thread can get buried quickly and someone could easily feel slighted. I think the sheer volume of topics is making it harder to comment on every one.

    I do not think that anyone is intentionally ignoring anyone. I have opened a thread, read a question someone posted, noticed that the first two or three people who responded answered the question thoroughly, and so I move on to the next thread. I am not ignoring that thread or the author---I just have nothing to add. I would hope that the person who started the thread was happy with their answer and not feeling slighted.

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    i read alot of posts, comment rarely...I guess I'm guilty

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    Sometimes I don't post if there are 5 or so pages.. and sometimes I dont post because I dont have an answer to a question that is asked or as stated by others its not a subject I understand or maybe holds little interest? Then there are days I try to respond to as many as possible. I don't think its a respond only if its written by.. honestly I don't. I never look at who posted it just what the subject is. I am sorry you felt ignored. I wouldnt want anyone to feel that way and will see that I hit the posts more often that have few responses.

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    Please don't feel ignored! i alwasy feel bad when i don't catch all the new posters..introducing themselves! I post a picture once, and no comments on a board..and i think what happens is, if you are replying from your email, you don't see all the other posts..and may miss a post or a picture.
    I am glad your here! I am glad to be here too! Kim

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    I have been real busy so I don't have time to reply to many, heck don't even have time to read many these days. I'm ready for a vacation! :lol:

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    With the great number of people we have now, many posts get pushed to the second or third page more quickly than they did a year ago. That can be a factor too. People may think that anything that is not on the first page is an older post.....

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    At times I feel ignored ---- but not on here! I have found that if someone has a question there is a reply rather quickly compared to other boards (non quilt related) over the years.

    I love it here.

    I do find that there is a lot of conversations going on and I don't get to all of them and don't post something to all of them. But I do know that you wonderful people are 'listening' and watching and we are all learning.

    Keep up the good work and please don't let this get into a problem area. It's friendly here and I like it.

    P.S. If I'm not on much for the next couple of days it's because of work schedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicki reno
    I usually reply to a lot of the postings, but replying to all would mean that I never get any sewing done. I am always interested to read about others and their latest WIP!
    Me, too!

    I've felt the same ignored or that my idea was a bummer cause no one said anything. I chalk it up to all of us being in the middle of a WIP....speaking of which, I need to get moving on my 15.
    Hugs

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    I know that I don't post to every topic, but I try to pick one or two here & there. I'm also guilty of not reading every comment that goes w/posts... so many topics, so many quilts! I wanna do it all, see it all but alas I'd never leave the computer *giggles*

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    When I post to a thread, I generally try to refer my comment to the original question asked. I feel the thread belongs to the person who started it and try very hard not to lead the thread off on a tangent.

    If I have no answer to the question, I generally don't comment. I just assume the person who started the thread is not going to want to read dozens of "I don't know" answers.

    If a thread is a "Look at my new quilt" type of thing, I do try to say something positive about the project.

    I never really feel ignored on this board. I've never started a thread that got no responses. I don't really expect 100's of answers to my questions. Generally, any one of the dozens of expert quilters on this board can answer my question and send me on my way.

    I have no complaints about this board. The people are all wonderful and the information is incredible. I just wish a few of you were closer to me!

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    With more than 11,000 members here, it's impossible to read every single thread every single day. I'm sure no one intentionally overlooks any thread, there's just so much to read here!

    Keep quilting, keep posting and definitely join the chat room!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter

    I have no complaints about this board. The people are all wonderful and the information is incredible. I just wish a few of you were closer to me!
    Me, neither!

    I too wish we had community quilters as part of this board. I've met one lady from a neighboring town, one I'm going to meet soon, BUT none here in my town from this board. When I first came here I felt ignored but that didn't last a month. This is the best group I've ever been in. I learn more here than I do with guild, trust me.

    Hugs

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    I read more than I reply. I'm on PDA & go there more than on Main or Gen ChitChat. I go to Pics when I'm busy just to look. I don't mean to make anyone feel slighted & try not to feel slighted if others don't have time to reply to me. I'm bad to get off track if a subject starts out, then someone mentions something I don't know about (I'm very curious because I like to learn different things), so I'll ask not thinking about others are reading besides the author of the subject. Let me apologize. If there are a lot of answers already to the posters question or statement, I usu don't comment.

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    I'm sorry that has happened! I think on here you can assume other posts got your's bumped down the page so no one really seen it, or they just didn't have an answer. Everyone on here is so nice and friendly, I'm sure it didn't just get ignored.
    If it ever happens again, just re-post it! :)
    I read more than I post these days, just too much other going on in life right now.
    :)

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    I learned never to take anything personal on forums or group postings. I usually forget about a post I make unless it pops up on the first page again.

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    Personally I don't feel ignored on this board. Sometimes I do in real life but never on this board.

    I'm sorry that you feel that way. I wish I had the time to leave a comment on every post but there are to much and we have a real slow computer( we have only one ands it's an oldy)so I don't post al the time just some comments when I like something and not forget to react.

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    I really like it here. another one I felt left out but not here. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. I am glad I found this one.

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