some people post something that has happened to them.
people offer advice.
problem often changes midthread because situation is now different and they feel reassured blah blah
or they resurrect a thread from a while ago and the problem is different
some wally doesnt bother to read the thread because they cant be bothered!! and offers more advice about the original problem!
I have seen it happen on so many threads and one poor mumsnetter who had had a terrible time and lost a baby didnt come back because of the insensitivity of another mumsnetter who hadnt read it through.
ahh now if everyone only read the OP's posts it would be much easier to read the entire thread - as they'd be much shorter.......long threads tend to be, well.....long, because people comment on other poster's comments - if they only commented on the OP's posts we'd be sorted
agree totally. sorry the thread title said to read the whole thread..thats where i got confused. i always read anthing by the OP anyway..i just had visions of reading through 500 plus messages on some threads. it would take forever.