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to think that if you cant be bothered to read a post properly and completely including the replys... you shouldn't reply

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muddle78 Sun 27-Sep-09 16:49:48

i dont think this is such a problem with funny or chat style threads but when people are asking for help i find this really unacceptable!

StealthPolarBear Sun 27-Sep-09 16:50:55

Well this winds me up on AIBU- usually on the ones where the OP comes back after 3 or more posts to say yes, sorry IABU and then gets another 200 posts of a telling off

StealthPolarBear Sun 27-Sep-09 16:51:20

oh sorry, just realised this is probably a thread about a thread, haven't seen the original

LaurieFairyCake Sun 27-Sep-09 16:53:14

yes, that's what we all need - more regulation. hmm

I'm sick of the 'should's' on this board.

read it - don't read it, who gives a fuckity fuck wank.

pointydoug Sun 27-Sep-09 16:55:46

agre ewith laurie

franklymydear Sun 27-Sep-09 16:55:57

I read a question I answer it - I don't read 50 replies to find out what other people think. I answer it and then if I'm interested I'll go back and skim-read the other answers.

pointydoug Sun 27-Sep-09 16:55:58

beautifully put

pointydoug Sun 27-Sep-09 16:56:37

laurie's beautifully put, frank's sensibly put

CNyle Sun 27-Sep-09 16:57:36

oh no i like to post on the basis of NO information at all

pointydoug Sun 27-Sep-09 17:00:43

I like to spend as much time as poss posting and as little as poss reading

BedofRosesItAintII Sun 27-Sep-09 17:01:31

Sometimes the thread is sooo long that if I were to read all the replies I would be reading 7+ pages (I have other things to do ya know!)

So I read the OP and post my opinion.

ShrinkingViolet Sun 27-Sep-09 17:04:36

haven't read the replies, but I think you are BU.

ShrinkingViolet Sun 27-Sep-09 17:04:47


RustyBear Sun 27-Sep-09 17:05:06

I don't always read the thread all the way through if I'm on my phone because a long one tends to take ages to load & scroll down, but when I'm on the laptop I usually like to read it all.

StayFrosty Sun 27-Sep-09 17:07:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

muddle78 Sun 27-Sep-09 17:08:21

i get that this is often a piss taking site... i get that it is not practicle to read 50 or so replys... ok so in this i am poss being unreasonable BUT to not bother to read a serious plea for help and make sweeping ill concidered replies is not ok IMO AND i accept that more regulation is not useful and i would be against such regulation myself i do feel common sense/ empathy etc is missing and IMO this is sad sad

pigletmania Sun 27-Sep-09 17:12:43

YABU,yes you have to read the post but why should you go through reems and reems of replys we are busy mums you know.

pigletmania Sun 27-Sep-09 17:13:58

Anyway the poster is asking us of our opinions not our opinions of other peoples opions if you get what i mean.

freyski Sun 27-Sep-09 17:22:53

I dont get it. If someone is asking for help and you think you can help, you help. Why do you need to read what everyone else has said?

TanteRose Sun 27-Sep-09 17:24:18

piglet is right - OP, get over yourself already....
I think there is shed-loads of common sense/empathy on MN...hmm

laweaselmys Sun 27-Sep-09 17:25:22

I find it more annoying when the thread is less than a page long and still nobody can be bothered to read that the OP changed their mind...

BosomForAPillow Sun 27-Sep-09 17:31:40

I'm a person who usually reads reams and reams of replies...and then I don't post myself.
If it's a short thread I might post. wink
But usually I'd say I read about 20 threads a day and only post a couple of times a week.

scottishmummy Sun 27-Sep-09 17:33:07

thanks for drawing our attention to what you find "really unacceptable"

gosh,it really matters doesn't of life's ethical quandary

alwayslookingforanswers Sun 27-Sep-09 17:36:10

who gives a shit?? (apart from you?)

BitOfFun Sun 27-Sep-09 17:45:00

I see I've been beaten to the obvious smart-arse reply grin
Just ignore any replies you don't agree with- most OPs do.

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