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to expect people to read at least the gist of a thread before

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warthog Thu 30-Aug-07 12:33:40

jumping in with something that has already been thoroughly discussed, resolved and the thread has moved onto the real issue?????

esp if they start off by saying 'haven't read the whole thread but...'

feckin at least skim the thread!

CountessDracula Thu 30-Aug-07 12:34:54

Yes you are
Just because someone else has offered an opinion doesn't mean you can't too. If there is a thread with hundreds of posts that you don't have time to read you are still entitled to respond to the op

EricL Thu 30-Aug-07 12:36:23

Haven't read the gist of this thread but.....

Surely there are more important things to get annoyed about?

HorseyWoman Thu 30-Aug-07 12:36:35

Yes, YABU. Freedom of speech, freedom to offer an opinion that was asked for...

doggiesayswoof Thu 30-Aug-07 12:37:10


fine to respond just to OP. There aren't any 'rules'

niceglasses Thu 30-Aug-07 12:38:08

Too many rules, too many rules. You'll ruin it and yes Yabu I' afraid.

Anyway, I think its more than fair to just read OP and reply to that - thats the original question isn't it?

Feck me if I'm wading thru 300 replies. Can't you just ignore if its been said before, or not bother reading - or is that against the rules?

warthog Thu 30-Aug-07 12:38:12


Katy44 Thu 30-Aug-07 12:46:32

also sometimes people are dashing off to do something but want to post on the off chance they are the first person who has mentioned a particular thing - especially if it's urgent

KerryMum Thu 30-Aug-07 12:48:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Katy44 Thu 30-Aug-07 12:50:46

if you had read the thread you would have realised warthog has agreed sibu winkgrin

KerryMum Thu 30-Aug-07 12:52:54

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Katy44 Thu 30-Aug-07 12:54:36

i think that's a bit much, just 50 lines "I must read the thread before posting" would have been fine
Hang on a minute, just contradicted myself. Oh well- blame it on the hormones

roisin Thu 30-Aug-07 13:02:45

YABU but if people jump in and answer the original op without consulting the rest of the thread and how it has moved on, they should not feel offended if they are ignored on the thread.

Sometimes I start a thread, and following discussion actually change my mind on the subject - shock horror. It can be a little wearing if people come in much later, don't read the debate which has proceeded, so I sometimes just skip over them.

DaDaDa Thu 30-Aug-07 13:12:04

YANBU. It drives me crackers.

If someone has enough interest to respond to a post (and think their opinion is worth posting) then surely they should skim the replies. A little self-important to do otherwise IMHO.

warthog Thu 30-Aug-07 13:33:35

haha I AM *NOT *ALONE!!!

warthog Thu 30-Aug-07 13:34:03



FioFio Thu 30-Aug-07 13:34:27

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ELF1981 Thu 30-Aug-07 13:36:46


Sometimes I'd the first to open a thread and type my post... and I take that long to write it, chopping and changing etc, that a tonne of people have posted before I click submit.

DaDaDa Thu 30-Aug-07 13:50:44

That's different though ELF. I think what warthog means is when people start their post 'Haven't read thread', and give a 'controversial' opinion for 2 days too late, which is the equivalent of shouting the odds very loudly in a quiet room!

KerryMum Thu 30-Aug-07 14:37:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

warthog Thu 30-Aug-07 17:12:41

ok, so i haven't actually read anyone's posts, but i figure i'm still nbu. now, maybe, i'll read this thread. but maybe i can't be arsed.

fick Thu 30-Aug-07 17:13:58


2shoes Thu 30-Aug-07 17:15:18

yabu and no I haven't read the whole threas

bran Thu 30-Aug-07 17:17:36

I haven't read the whole thread, but there are 23 posts on here and knowing Mumsnet I'm guessing at least 15 of them say "I haven't read the whole thread, but ...". wink grin

southeastastra Thu 30-Aug-07 17:23:54

i'm really guilty of never reading the whole thread. i blame my eyes and old age

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