I've noticed in my interactions here at MacRumors Forums that posters tend to be of two types. The Conversational Poster: This poster seeks to engage in the topic as raised by the OP, but takes into account other posters that have joined the discussion. The focus is on the coversation as a whole and respect is given to the entire thread. This, of course, means that one actually reads the whole thread so as not to miss important information. This way the duplication of information can be avoided as the poster is educated about what exactly has transpired in the conversation. The Oblivious and Ignorant Poster: This poster is oblivious and ignorant of anything beyond the OP. They do not care to see what has actually occurred in the conversation, they just post their thoughts solely in relation to the OP. It doesn't matter to them if they have missed key information along the way, it's just a matter of point counter point with the OP. I'm not saying either method is better than the other and I'm certainly guilty of both posting styles. But, as a whole, what kind of poster are you?