Which do you do more: Start new threads or reply to existing ones?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by wrldwzrd89, Jul 18, 2008.

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Do you reply to existing threads or start new ones more?

  1. Reply to threads

    42 vote(s)
    93.3%
  2. Start new threads

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  3. About the same of each

    2 vote(s)
    4.4%
  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    #1
    I must admit, when I joined MacRumors I was very wary of starting new threads, and limited myself to replies until I felt more comfortable. Do you tend to fall into one of these two groups, or are you about even?
     
  2. benmrii macrumors 65816

    benmrii

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    #2
    I really, really try to reply to threads... but just ask Blue Velvet, I'm not always successful. :eek:
     
  3. atszyman macrumors 68020

    atszyman

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    #3
    I am 100% perfectly even in this regard for every reply I start another thread.

    Hold on have to start another thread....

    Actually I'm more of a replier. I rarely start threads, I've been burned a few times on duplicate threads, even though I've searched so starting new threads is something I really try to avoid, unless I get fed up and feel the need to consolidate speculative threads when new products/features are announced and I see hundreds of threads that all ask roughly the same questions.
     
  4. macworkerbee macrumors 6502

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    #4
    I do a lot of replying. Starting new threads seems to be a bit overkill unless you have a very unique question or comment, which is difficult to do with a site with this many members and threads.
     
  5. tobefirst macrumors 68040

    tobefirst

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    #5
    I reply to a lot more threads than I start. I'd be banned from this place if most of my (meager) 2,200 posts were thread starters. :)
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    #6
    i've started very few threads. rather reply. /shrug.
     
  7. nanvinnie macrumors regular

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    #7
    at first i'd only reply to threads, but it was still a little intimidating because i'm still relatively new to apple. so many people in these forums seem to have a great deal of knowledge about apple...computers...technology what have you. and of course there are those who seem to get really annoyed when someone doesn't know everything they do but... for the most part, it's nice to have a community of people who are willing to share their knowledge and help.
     
  8. redwarrior macrumors 603

    redwarrior

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    #8
    Very seldom do I start new threads, thanks to iBlue introducing me to MRoogle.;)
     
  9. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    #9
    and thanks to edesignuk for setting it up back in the day.
     
  10. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    #10
    I can't imagine there's anyone that starts more threads than they reply in, it just wouldn't make sense.

    I'm a fairly prolific thread starter (mainly bizarre current events :p), but even so, I reply a lot more than I start new.

    ....oh, and, MRoogle FTW! :D
     
  11. gonyr macrumors 6502

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    #11
    I almost always reply to existing threads. I used to just read, and never post, but I've been trying to be a more active member lately, especially when I see a thread that could use a dose of sarcasm.
     
  12. benmrii macrumors 65816

    benmrii

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    #12
    Thanks edesignuk for MRoogle and ...

    ... redwarrior for introducing me to it. :D
     
  13. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

    Gray-Wolf

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    #13
    I tend to reply more, but I have started a few, hopefully, not repeats of already posted subjects.
     
  14. qacjared macrumors regular

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    #14
    I only start new ones when page 10 of google lets me down.
     
  15. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

    dllavaneras

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    #15
    Do you imagine what would happen if that were MadJew's case? :eek:

    I reply a lot more than I start new threads, definitely.
     
  16. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

    ucfgrad93

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    #16
    I have only started a handful of threads, most of my posts have been replies to existing threads.

    Like this one. ;)
     
  17. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

    DiamondMac

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    #17
    I am content just responding to what others say. I enjoy the banter instead of making it up
     
  18. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    #18
    I typically reply, but if I have a question that google and the site's search doesn't help me with, I'll start a new thread.
     
  19. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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