posted on Nov, 19 2010 @ 05:03 AM
Sorry, but just have to have a rant here! I am fed up with reading a thread only to find several pages later a post where it is obvious that the
poster has simply read the OP and clicked "Reply" without having read any of the other responses!
One such example from the other day, was a thread where the OP had added two links to a video, the first being a promotional video about the main
footage, the second being the actual footage pertaining to the thread. The first couple of posts queried the first link, the OP pointed them in the
direction of the actual footage and then re-posted the link to the actual footage in two separate posts, on the first page...Just to make sure that
everyone reading the thread could access the relevant footage. The discussion about the footage then commenced. Three pages later a poster then
posts a diatribe about why is it just a promotional video, and that he'd like to see the actual footage!!!!! What the heck did this poster think was
being discussed for 3 pages? It was clear that they had not read a single comment on the the thread apart from the OP and it annoys me that someone
hopes to contribute something useful without having read a single thing that anyone else has to say!
I see this a lot, a very notable example recently was in the 65+ page long "time traveller" thread where the mantra of "but there were not any
phone masts or satelites" argument appearing so many times that I reckon if you added up all of the posts that pointed that out, it would probably
have amounted to about 10 pages of the 65 of people just pointing that one thing out!!! Clearly they hadn't actually read the numerous other posts
on this aspect or they probably wouldn't have needed to point it out again, and again, and again.....
I don't post very much, as I prefer to read and gain an understanding and believe that I have two eyes, two ears and one mouth - and that I should
use them in those proportions (and yes I know I have 8 fingers and 2 thumbs, but am substituting mouth for fingers as they are my voice in a forum
such as this!)
I'm sure that posters have complained about this before, and someone will no doubt link me to a thread where this has been discussed and accuse me of
being lazy by not using the search facility lol but in an effort to deny ignorance and make every post count, I do wish that people would just make
the effort to read before they post!
That is all - rant over!