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Thread: Lack of posting

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    I receive the Quilting Board message board digest everyday in my email. I don't get the chance to read them every day so I may have 3 or more plus the extra weekly one sometimes. I read the main topics, the pictures and general chit-chat, as well as skim thru the classifieds.
    I find that I don't login when going thru the emails, so I don't reply to most posts because when I do login I am sent to the Home page, I then have to go back to the email to find the topic title that I wanted to reply to and search for it. Then I find out that there may be 7 pages of responses, and don't bother to post after all. Does anyone read all the pages of responses?
    My point is... that just because I don't post frivolously I still consider myself a "regular".

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    I don't bother with the posts that have 7 pages of responses, either - it gets pretty frustrating because there are SO MANY posts saying the same thing over and over and over... it's obvious no one is reading anything.

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    I read a lot of them also and don't post after seeing many many pages of posts...however when the topic strikes my fancy I will read each and every post and then make a comment so I can check on further remarks or developments within the topic.

    I know when I post a topic it makes me feel good to even see pages of "good" "great" or "I like its" ... a few words never hurt regardless how many times they are said.

    Guess I contradict what I do with what I like but mmmmm I'll have to think about it more.

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    It only matters if you want to place an ad in the classifieds to SELL something or in the donations/PIF section to ASK for something.

    There are times when there seems to be nothing new, useful, or relevant to add to a thread.

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    As with all things in life... It depends. If the topic interests me I will read every post. If the topic is mine, I feel obligated to read every post in case someone asks me a question. If it is a topic I posted on early on I will often read most of the posts that come after if it is a topic that is technique related, not just a picture with pages and pages of ooohs and aaahs. There are also topics where I skim through and if a picture quilt posts that I feel is exceptional I don't care if it has 20 pages of posts I will post on it too!

    I only access the board through the internet. I have all email capabilities disabled. I just find it easier to login and navigate the board that way.

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    I read what interests me. I was gone for several days in the past and lost the "a regular here". I am not here because of that or the lack of it. I am here because I found this wonderful place and so many wonderful people. I think it is the "little foxes that spoil the vine" and who are we trying to impress. This is not meant as personal so please don't misunderstand. This is just my opinion and it is as free as the wind and it blows away with the wind.

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    if you just log in everyday and go to unread topics, the newer stuff is at the top, you can get to comment before it gets so many pages

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    As with all things in life... It depends. If the topic interests me I will read every post. If the topic is mine, I feel obligated to read every post in case someone asks me a question. If it is a topic I posted on early on I will often read most of the posts that come after if it is a topic that is technique related, not just a picture with pages and pages of ooohs and aaahs. There are also topics where I skim through and if a picture quilt posts that I feel is exceptional I don't care if it has 20 pages of posts I will post on it too!

    I only access the board through the internet. I have all email capabilities disabled. I just find it easier to login and navigate the board that way.

    Exactly my thoughts. :)

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    I have this forum on my bookmarks toolbar. All I have to do is click on it.

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    I use the digest too, but since I don't log out, I don't have to log in to post. Depending on the topic, I will read every response, some I don't even click on. It also depends how it's titled. Then, if what I say would be redundant, I don't say it, unless I feel very strongly about it. I do like to post a couple of words for those who post pictures of their projects to encourage them. I know when the situation is turned, those little words go a really long way to encourage me :thumbup: :thumbup:
    I haven't been a "regular" person in my whole life - not worried about starting now :) (But I also don't sell things, so the status doesn't impact me, and I can be flip about it. I mean no disrespect to those who need to maintain the status for business purposes. I don't sell, but I do buy and I couldn't buy if you weren't here to sell!)

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    I read or look at posts up to 2 pages. I find that after that it is too much repeated.... over and over. So if I see more pages than that, I don't bother looking at them. Personal preference with my time constraints.

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    I respond without reading pages of posts. I like to give a word or two about the quilts when persons have shared, yet if there are many pages of posts, I often do not. I access the board thru favorites, no problem.

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    I agree, sometimes I find myself just posting things to keep my regular status.

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    I love looking at the pictures and since I have been on the posting side the comments encourage me to keep quilting. I don't read every post just those that catch my eye. I also like to browse for new ideas and tutorials to bookmark. My regular status never affects my browsing.

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    I read the messages on the board and not thru emails

    as I can click on unread topics and look and see what I want to read, watched topics, recent topics and pictures
    (and of course links)

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    As with all things in life... It depends. If the topic interests me I will read every post. If the topic is mine, I feel obligated to read every post in case someone asks me a question. If it is a topic I posted on early on I will often read most of the posts that come after if it is a topic that is technique related, not just a picture with pages and pages of ooohs and aaahs. There are also topics where I skim through and if a picture quilt posts that I feel is exceptional I don't care if it has 20 pages of posts I will post on it too!

    I only access the board through the internet. I have all email capabilities disabled. I just find it easier to login and navigate the board that way.

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    When a beautiful quilt is posted, I will read EVERY post prior to asking for the pattern information to make sure it isn't already posted.

    When a topic interests me, I will read every post

    I do not post if there are already a ton of postings or if I am echoing another post without need to.

    Recently, when I post a picture of a quilt, I try to include the quilt size and source of the pattern to avoid unnecessary posts...

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    Good question. I recently signed on and have tried to at least read the posted question and a few remarks--takes a lot of time out of my day when I should be quilting or being a housewife. Wondered how others read the "board".

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    Oh my no wonder I don't get anything done, I'm on here most of the day just reading and more reading. Watching to do topics and looking for stuff Craftybear sends out. I am having way to much fun. If I walk away I keep thing I'm missing something and have to go back to this site.

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    Try hitting your back button instead of going to the home page. It seems to work better for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by lgc
    I receive the Quilting Board message board digest everyday in my email. I don't get the chance to read them every day so I may have 3 or more plus the extra weekly one sometimes. I read the main topics, the pictures and general chit-chat, as well as skim thru the classifieds.
    I find that I don't login when going thru the emails, so I don't reply to most posts because when I do login I am sent to the Home page, I then have to go back to the email to find the topic title that I wanted to reply to and search for it. Then I find out that there may be 7 pages of responses, and don't bother to post after all. Does anyone read all the pages of responses?
    My point is... that just because I don't post frivolously I still consider myself a "regular".
    I agree. I just have time to read and reply to all I would like to.

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    I only reply here and there, if I can pass on info or if a quilt just knocks my socks off. So I'm much more regular than it shows!!

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    My favorite part is looking at all the beautiful pictures that people submit. Do not read what others write, just write how I like the item. There is not enough time in the day to read all the responses. But yet if you posted something, it is cool to read all the responses.

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    We need two buttons "Like" and a "Love it" buttons! PLEASE!

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    I read most of posts on the subjects that interest me. But I don't always read all posts before I respond. I am on here too much now! LOL!!

    Like someone else said when I post something I read every response and really enjoy all the comments.

    I always use the back arrow instead of the stuff at the top of this page.

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    As Felline and Crafty do I only access through the internet. The Digest is just to limited to interest me. Some of the most interesting and informative posts I have read did not show up on the digest due to lack of responses. Sometimes I just very quickly scroll through all the responses because there will be pictures buried in the responses that I like to see.

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