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AIBU that I hate with a passion people that don't RTFT

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Booboobooboo84 · 02/08/2017 18:18

It's the ones where the OP lashes out on their first post and we then get the full back story and their initial anger and distress often starts to make more sense. And then suddenly half the thread becomes absolute lazy fuckers going I haven't RTFT but you are twat. Usually within a few posts of the OP saying they are feeling suicidal or disclose past abuse.

Fucking fumes me up something chronic

OP posts:

Penny4UrThoughts · 02/08/2017 18:45



RortyCrankle · 02/08/2017 18:49

Not RTFT but if I were you I would be telling her to go to hell with her bridezilla demands.

Seriously, I can't stand it either and in some cases it's so bloody obvious.


Booboobooboo84 · 02/08/2017 18:54

I know when it's umpteen pages long you might not want to read it all. But at least read the last page or something and just get a gist of where the conversation has gone

OP posts:

Scribblegirl · 02/08/2017 18:55

I know what you mean. It's one thing with dripfeeds (come the fuck on OP) but when a thread is clearly moving fast it doesn't take much to at least scan the OP's posts.

It's why for me the F in RTFT stands for 'fucking' Grin


ThroughThickAndThin01 · 02/08/2017 18:56

When I come in late to the party with a zillion pages I tend to read all the ops posts. Is that ok? 😀


VladmirsPoutine · 02/08/2017 18:57

I don't think it should provoke such a visceral reaction in you. If it does then it might be time to unplug the router.


hmcAsWas · 02/08/2017 18:59

Yes that's allowed ThroughThickAndThin - since it avoids most of the issues of not reading the thread (like lambasting the OP when they have already seen and acknowledged that they were wrong etc)


hmcAsWas · 02/08/2017 19:00

I meant to follow that through with a Grin - because otherwise it sounds like I am setting myself up as arbiter and guardian of what is permitted on a thread!


ThroughThickAndThin01 · 02/08/2017 19:01


x2boys · 02/08/2017 19:01

But have you cancelled the cheque?


CoughLaughFart · 02/08/2017 19:02

Oh god yes; these people should be melted down for soap. It's so self-important - it pretty much translates as 'I can't be arsed to read the whole thing, but my little opinion is so vital I couldn't possibly not add it' (despite the fact that a dozen people have probably already said the exact same fucking thing).


TheOnlyLivingBoyInNewCross · 02/08/2017 19:02

Have you cancelled the cheque?


TheOnlyLivingBoyInNewCross · 02/08/2017 19:03

Argh - x2boys - I should also refresh before posting as well as RTFT.


Hamiltoes · 02/08/2017 19:03

Haven't RTFT but can I please be forgiven for not reading all 9000 posts in the CFN doorzilla thread and skipping to the OPs updates???


GinnyWreckin · 02/08/2017 19:05

Picture please!


Hilda40 · 02/08/2017 19:09

How do you just read the OPs posts on a PC? Really want to know. Thanks


Bluntness100 · 02/08/2017 19:14

I read the ops posts if it's a long thread. It doesn't drive me bonkers but I do find it annoying, it's like they are so keen to get in on the action they can't wait a couple of mins to post.

What's worse though is when they don't even read the initial op properly. I can't decide if it's a reading comprehension issue or sheer laziness. It's things like the op opens by saying " x is the problem and I've been there many times" and some twat says " well it's clearly as you've never been" . That annoys me. She's stated she's been, can't you even read the initial post?

What's the point of posting like that?


Booboobooboo84 · 02/08/2017 19:23

Yeah I cancelled the cheque and I ltb too lol

It just creates more crap for everyone to read if your not adding to the latest bit. And yeah obv the CFN odyssey doesn't need a full read.

Drip feeding is annoying but sometimes you need to blow up and your not always logical at that point.

OP posts:

SilverDragonfly1 · 02/08/2017 19:28

I haven't read the thread as the important thing is that you get My Opinion immediately so that you can completely discount anyone else's post and just meditate on mine, possibly in a temple somewhere in Tibet.



LittleBearPad · 02/08/2017 19:36

Yanbu. At least people could read the OP's posts.


Willow2017 · 02/08/2017 20:12

Completely agree. There is a horrendous example of this today which will have a huge impact on the op. It's disgraceful on a support thread that some idiot can totally detail a thread and turn it into something it's not.

And also the posts that start "I haven't read the whole thread (or the ops posts obviously) BUT I am giving you my definitive answer to your problem right now....yes of course you are🤐


MrsPorth · 02/08/2017 20:18

Not as bad as ploughing through a thread full of "shameless placemarking" posts.

Also, people who make a new post to correct an obvious typo in their previous post. If the post is still readable there's no need to post a second time saying that "anf" should have been "and" or whatever.

And those bloody biscuit posts.....


ThroughThickAndThin01 · 02/08/2017 20:20

Which thread willow?


ConstanceCraving · 02/08/2017 20:20

I hate drip feeders more.


camelfinger · 02/08/2017 20:22

It gets a bit boring having to wade through pages of people place marking and asking for updates. It would be good to be able to filter out posts that aren't the OP in these situations. Or if the OP could be updated at the top.

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