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I Wonder If People Read the Stories They Are Commenting On

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    It's Actually Pretty Funny

     I have significant evidence to suggest that many people don't. One example: I was feeling silly a few days ago. I joined a group called "I Have Fallen Up the Stairs." I joined because it reminded me of an episode of "Lost" and so it made me laugh. For...
    NaomiZero NaomiZero 26-30, F 19 Responses May 22, 2009

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    I Skim Through

    Yeah. I skim through stories that I comment. One: The story is too long or I don't feel like reading it. Two: I  just comment without reading it. Three: I read the Title of the story and I read the start of the story and I comment. Four: ...
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    Many Times...

    ...I read a comment on a story (usually not someone in my circle) and wonder if they have even read what I wrote.  It's like they are commenting on a different story, or something they imagine to have read. I won't list specific examples, but I'm sure if you've been on...
    ag123 ag123 41-45 19 Responses Dec 24, 2008

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    So Do I

    there is this time when I was with friends, suddenly someone around try to made me look loony. there was this book "crime and punishment", he saw the book with in just a matter of minute he started to comment on it while he has no idea what is it about, he was even try to tell me...
    shago05 shago05 26-30, M Aug 31, 2013

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    You Wonder Sometimes

     However, strories take on a life of their own when people comment on what people commented on and sometimes the trail from the subject to where the comments go is twisted beyond recognition.  That's OK, isn't it?  Free flowing tension  release for all!
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 79 Responses Jan 23, 2009

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    Maybe Some

    I think some people do however I also think they have their mind made up before they finish the story.  And some before they even start reading i am sure.  If you want to test this just make a comment that would be outside the wide and shallow main stream of thought...
    WisconsinB WisconsinB 26-30 1 Response Jan 9, 2009

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    I Do

    I only comment on a story if I've read it.  It's incredibly rude to do otherwise.  How many of us have been talking to someone only to have a third person step in and comment on the halfway overheard conversation?  In my opinion, commenting on something you haven't...
    EternalCynic EternalCynic 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    ....

    I am glad that DW started this group because I know I read a lot more stories than I comment on and I always read the entire story.  I do not however always read every comment posted to it before I comment.  I try to read all the comments but then I get in a hurry...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 37 Responses Dec 25, 2008

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    Sometimes....

    ....and sometimes I just read a little bit, like the start and the end     But if it's my friends then I'll read it all the way through
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 26, 2008

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    Too Much Time Passes

    I lot of the time I have my granddaughter in my lap so I read the story and half read the comments   the problem is by the time I can type my response more comments have been added
    librakitty05 librakitty05 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2008

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