Second thoughts

Discussion in 'Community' started by King Cobra, Dec 12, 2002.

  1. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    I've been wondering how many people here, especially those posting often, have begun to post something, and then reconsider halfway through typing the message.

    If I posted everything without reconsideration I would have had an extra 300 to 400 posts or so. :D

    So have you guys ever done that before, or do it often, before, during, or after a few of your posts?
     
  2. vniow macrumors G4

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    Yeah, I usually hit the back button though.

    I have plenty of useless posts, but most were images I couldn't attach or something.

    I wish we had an option to delete posts, but you have to be a demi for that.[​IMG]
     
  3. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a

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    I'm with Ed. Sometimes I realize I just ramble on about nothing....that's when I push the back button:p
     
  4. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Ha, 300 - 400 posts, that's a pretty high percentage. I think I might have done it only 20 times myself, and that's being generous. That would put it at 1 every 400 posts. And I usually do it by just hitting the back button. Oddly enough, I did one today - weird.

    D
     
  5. medea macrumors 68030

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    yeah well there have been a few times (usually when Im over-tired) that I replied to a post and then thought "you know that was just stupid...." and regretted it, but thats what the edit is for right?:p
     
  6. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    Actually on a fairly regular basis. If I posted everything I began typing I would have been banned by now. Luckily common sense intervenes most of the time.
     
  7. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

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    I think I just did that today...posted a stupid comment about polls, then had to edit it to say "Never mind."
     
  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Nah never would have though of that, and it's not a Friday so you can't blame booze.

    But...

    After reading a thread like this, you begin wondering if the back button is broken on some people's machines.
     
  9. scem0 macrumors 604

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    when I start typing, and realize that what I am typing makes no
    sense, then I stop. I either just say 'fork' it, or I retype my post. :rolleyes:
     
  10. szark macrumors 68030

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    I've definitely done this more times than I can count.

    Sometimes I start a reply, then realize I misunderstood the previous post and actually have nothing to contribute on what they actually said.
     
  11. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    now i'm wondering if anyone's done it on this thread.
     
  12. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    You might want to check that filter you're using - I think half the time its letting things through that shouldn't. ;)

    D
     
  13. BenderBot1138 macrumors 6502

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    yep...

    ... back button for me too... I like the threads still though, just realized my two cents was in Canadian funds.

    :cool:
     
  14. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I think there's been a few times where I've had something typed out then I just hit the back button and disregarded even posting...

    this is usually when I decide my thoughts are completely useless...

    has nothing to do with useless posts though...just when I find I am nearly repeating something someone else has said... ;)
     
  15. Megaquad macrumors 6502a

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    I have irrational fear of back buttons so i just cmd+a>delete and then close the window just to be sure :D
     
  16. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    I think there's been a few times where I've had something typed out then I just hit the back button and disregarded even posting...

    this is usually when I decide my thoughts are completely useless...

    has nothing to do with useless posts though...just when I find I am nearly repeating something someone else has said... ;) :D
     
  17. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Yeah I do that sometimes. There also those time when I just............

    Oh hell never mind. I'm doing it again. :p
     
  18. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Don't be modest--you post plenty of things that make no sense. :D <ducks>

    I stop and go back quite a lot. I see something that makes me react emotionally and I start typing things and then I think that no one else wants to see it. Besides, it might escalate things unecessarily.
     
  19. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Re: 'fork' it

    Let me make a guess:

    From the looks of things, you rarely retype your posts.
     
  20. diorio macrumors 6502a

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    Yes every once in a while I start typing posts that are sure to get the thread closed. I usually then erase it and type something else. Every once in a while, I post something that pisses someone off though.
     
  21. job macrumors 68040

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    Well normally...

    Oh wait, I just reconsidered...never mind...

    ;)
     
  22. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Yeah I've done this plenty of times... I just stop in the middle of my writing and I go "okay, I don't realyl need to write this"... and then I click the back button. :D




    irmongoose
     
  23. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    I've found myself doing it more and more lately...

    Dunno why...just seems that the internal censor is a bit louder than it used to be.

    Plus, threads often get to the point where there is little left of relevance to be added...

    ...wait...

    ...crap...nevermind...:D
     

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