I don't start a lot of threads but I usually would post my view in my OP or pretty early on in the thread when I do- unless I felt that my answering would influence responses when what I really wanted was more of an impartial survey of a larger group of people. In that case, I would wait until I felt I had enough responses that it served my purpose before giving my own answer.
I got your meaning, I was just being cute ;) (okay, maybe not that cute lol)
My "favorites" (heh) are the ones where they ask a question ("what do you think about sauteed beaver eyes?") and they tell you that they think they're delicious, and then there are a few replies ("eww!") and then they reply again, "but don't you all think they're so good? cause they are...")
I see I needed to be CLEARER on my subject line, hahaha...
I am not referring to threads that have questions like "where's the ticker thingy" or "what's a good recipe for fried chicken neck" or the likes, I'm talking the pondering or nosey ones like "Do you like to saut� beaver eyes? or "Do you think it's bad to eat 12 doughnuts a day or 10?" The ones where CLEARLY the original poster has an answer for themselves because the type of question is not asking for an informative answer, just an opinion answer.
Take a close at the some of the current ones people have posted and notice how they're okay ASKING their pondering/nosey question but not offering up an answer of their own.
I very rarely start threads, and when I do, I don't know the answer, I'm asking for advice. But I enjoy the discussion type threads, I just rarely think of starting them myself! Blogging in the cafe is an SP faux pas! I don't even open those.
4/11/13 5:23 P
I have started a few threads here and there but most of the ones I post are in my teams. I've gotten some 'lovely' responses before and if I want to start or engage in a middle school style pissing match I prefer to do it in person.
4/11/13 4:45 P
On the rare occasion that I do post a question, I don't know the answer, that's why I'm asking haha. My questions would usually be like "Is it safe to do (fill in the blank)?' so I don't know the answer. I don't usually ask "What are your thoughts about (fill in the blank)?
I do however, find the personal blogs on the cafe to be annoying. I'm guessing people don't realize they can actually write a sparkblog.
I start a few threads, but not many. I usually, like the other poster, sit back and watch/read
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4/11/13 9:47 A
my day is totally ruined
I don't start that many threads. I don't blog that much either. I guess my online persona is very similar to my real life persona. I'm more of a 'sit back and watch' kind of person. IRL that can be misread as snooty, but it's really just a mix of shy and having a permanent replay of things I wish I'd never said. Once it's out there, it can't be taken back.
Of course no one is perfect including myself. I certainly have been guilty of this; I'll post a thread asking a question then FORGET to answer it myself, hahaha.
Sometimes, though, I'll wait for a few responses then post my answer to my own question. But for the most part I post my answer in the opening thread, especially if it's a kind of personal or touchy subject type of question.
Another topic on posting threads is using the message board as a "personal blog". Again, I have been guilty of this but am now seeing how annoying it can be when used too much. There are times when I'm so happy about something that I just gotta post it, even if it's only for my benefit. The guidelines call this "spam" so I try to cool it that way.
I use to get annoyed by those kinds of threads because I am a "CONTROL FREAK" but I have since learned the art of passive-aggressive posting behavior.........kidding, c'mon, I'm mostly kidding.....
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