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At what number of Topic Replies do you stop reading?

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At what number of Topic Replies do you stop reading?

1 [ 1 ]  [4.17%]
2 [ 1 ]  [4.17%]
4 [ 3 ]  [12.50%]
8 [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
16 [ 2 ]  [8.33%]
32 [ 3 ]  [12.50%]
64 [ 2 ]  [8.33%]
128 [ 2 ]  [8.33%]
256 [ 1 ]  [4.17%]
512 or more [ 9 ]  [37.50%]
Total Valid Votes [ 24 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 7 ]  
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Posted: September 2, 2012, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

As a casual reader, how many replies are actually worth reading?

I see topics with thousands of replies.

Come on, I would not spend hours, maybe even days, looking over these.

Keep in mind, we're not talking about those that have a deep interest in the topic.

We're only looking for those that only browse the topics.

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    Posted: September 2, 2012, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

    If it's a thread that I'm interested in then I've probably already read all the older replies so I'm just reading the latest ones, the top 2 or 3.

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      Posted: September 2, 2012, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

      Depends on how interesting the poster makes the topic, the same goes for the replies.

       

      Some threads are not only repeated, rehashed boring topics, but they seem like they are written by your 8th grade Algebra teacher, who was better

      suited in putting people to sleep, than actually teaching you anything.   Bed

       

      I didn't see a category for 10,0000 replies, so I voted for the maximum allowed of 512.

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        Posted: September 2, 2012, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

        For me, it depends on who's doing the posting!!!

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          Posted: September 2, 2012, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

          well if thrifty started the thread, usually 0 replies are needed for me to stop reading.Jester Laugh

          otherwise there really is no limit on the amount of replies as long as the information contained remains interesting and entertaining and contemporary.

          If the thread is HUGEMONGOUS, then i just go from page to page and scan quickly for the avatars of any more enlightened members and read only their posts.


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            well if thrifty started the thread, usually 0 replies are needed for me to stop reading.Jester Laugh

            otherwise there really is no limit on the amount of replies as long as the information contained remains interesting and entertaining and contemporary.

            If the thread is HUGEMONGOUS, then i just go from page to page and scan quickly for the avatars of any more enlightened members and read only their posts.

             I Forgot to mention that one very special ingredient Boner, ENTERTAINMENT!  Idea

             

            Even the most dry topic can be entertaining, with just a little imagination.

             

            Think of all the books, magazines, talk shows, documentaries, movies, etc...without the entertainment factor, they would have a very small audience.

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              Posted: September 2, 2012, 2:51 pm - IP Logged

              As a casual reader, how many replies are actually worth reading?

              I see topics with thousands of replies.

              Come on, I would not spend hours, maybe even days, looking over these.

              Keep in mind, we're not talking about those that have a deep interest in the topic.

              We're only looking for those that only browse the topics.

              I can't really say how many because many of the off topic replies are not worth reading, but some topics will get back on topic after a couple of pages of off topic replies. You'll probably never get a true consensus nor will the casual reader because a discussion about "why" or "why not" they are worth reading has been added to your topic of "how many".

              Those interested in the entertainment value of replies will keep on reading and/or posting and those just interested in how many will stop after page one or periodically check the poll numbers.

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                Posted: September 2, 2012, 4:11 pm - IP Logged

                depends for me as well

                but I'll have to admit some topics could use a fair bit of rehashing and or posts from a few LP regulars like Mcginnin56 and the few nameless others that more often then not post interesting points that are worth reexamining once in a while

                'course thats just me

                 

                lolbut then Mcginnin is still bit of a hard pill to swallow once in a while


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                  Posted: September 2, 2012, 6:03 pm - IP Logged

                  If its my posted topic....I read all of them.... if its a topic Im interested in.....I read all of them...LOL

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                    Posted: September 2, 2012, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

                    As a casual reader, how many replies are actually worth reading?

                    I see topics with thousands of replies.

                    Come on, I would not spend hours, maybe even days, looking over these.

                    Keep in mind, we're not talking about those that have a deep interest in the topic.

                    We're only looking for those that only browse the topics.

                    Who's counting anywayWhat?

                    If the topic is on point and interesting I'll stay and read.

                    If it goes too much off topic with foolishness and unnecessary politics

                    then I'm out!!

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                      Posted: September 2, 2012, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

                      Who's counting anywayWhat?

                      If the topic is on point and interesting I'll stay and read.

                      If it goes too much off topic with foolishness and unnecessary politics

                      then I'm out!!

                      I'm in charge of unnecessary politics around here, young missy.

                      Soooooooooo... Who ya votin' for?

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                        Posted: September 2, 2012, 7:34 pm - IP Logged

                        If i read a thread I read all of it by checking in often,

                        taking it in small bites. But i don't read all threads.

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                          Posted: September 2, 2012, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

                          well if thrifty started the thread, usually 0 replies are needed for me to stop reading.Jester Laugh

                          otherwise there really is no limit on the amount of replies as long as the information contained remains interesting and entertaining and contemporary.

                          If the thread is HUGEMONGOUS, then i just go from page to page and scan quickly for the avatars of any more enlightened members and read only their posts.

                          Careful w/the avatar scan,

                          not to long ago someone, can't remember who was replying, addressed me in the reply,

                          but the post they were replying to was by Gwurston, who has the same avatar as me.

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                            Posted: September 2, 2012, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

                             

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                              Posted: September 2, 2012, 9:59 pm - IP Logged

                              if tyheres lots of off topic banter, and maybe insults, ill drop a thread. as long as the weight of interwsting stuff is heavyier  than the balogne. its all good.

                              but if i find a thread weighted down with garbage, then im gone. caN BE 2 PAGES  and im over it.

                              but if im interested in the off topic banter, im good with it. .

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