Just Curious? - page 3

Why do some people view other peoples messages, but they never respond to them. Just wondering is it because the topics are boring or simply not enofe time to type a response?:(... Read More

  1. by   fab4fan
    OK...you got us. It's a conspiracy. We all call each other and say, "Hey, go view "So-and-So's" post, but don't respond to it!
  2. by   Stargazer
    Originally posted by getbabygirl
    Do you read everything in the library? I didn't say you "had" to respond. I just wanted to know some of the reasons why people don't respond okay so I wish people would quit blowing s**t out of proportion!!!!!
    Maybe some people aren't responding to your threads because of the consistently hostile tone of your posts. Just a thought.
  3. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
  4. by   baseline
    Originally posted by getbabygirl
    Do you read everything in the library? I didn't say you "had" to respond. I just wanted to know some of the reasons why people don't respond okay so I wish people would quit blowing s**t out of proportion!!!!!
    Why in the world are you so angry? You are being very judgemental. You have received some nice responses here. Lighten up. My goodness.
  5. by   kids
    Originally posted by Stargazer
    Maybe some people aren't responding to your threads because of the consistently hostile tone of your posts. Just a thought.
    And a good one at that.
  6. by   Hidi74
    I like to read some of the threads just to learn more about specific areas of nursing. I am still in school so I don't know much about the nursing part yet. I have learned soooooooooo many terms and other stuff just from reading posts on here. Plus I don't respond to too many cause I like to write P*NIS WAAYYYY too much....lol.
  7. by   DebsZoo
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    I assume you're wondering why the "views" of a post are always greater than it's "replies?" There are numerous reasons.

    I may not have anything to add.

    It may be a discussion I have something to add to, but think better of it (heated topics).

    It may not be what I thought it was from the title.

    The title may be ambiguous, and I have to view it just to tell what it is, and then for reasons listed above I decide not to respond.

    I may view it and decide I don't have enough time to respond in a manner I'd like, so I come back later.

    And sometimes, those views are people coming back to a thread, to see how it has progressed or what has happened, whether they replied already or not.

    Does that answer your question?

    Heather

    ^^^^ What she said^^^^
  8. by   LauraF, RN
    I often read posts and do not respond because I don't have anything intelligent to add. After taking care of two toddlers and going to school all day sometimes the only thought in my head is "blah blah blah". I would rather read and keep that kinda comment to myself. Other times I may respond if something gets me fired up, or is amusing. Sometimes I may hold back comment for fear of being flamed too! But mostly I'm a "lurker".

    :angel2:
  9. by   SingingNurse2
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    Wow. You wasted even more time typing a response!
    OK, Baby Girl and Heather - I apologize if you read my post wrong. I was in no way being negative or trying to upset anyone!

    My point was that I really like the messages that have a title so I know if I'm interested or not. I have a REALLY SLOW computer so it takes a lot of time to open a page. I love reading everyone's posts, but say if someone wants to know a "technical" thing, then I know I don't know the answer because I will not start school till the fall, so I don't open it.

    And Baby Girl - I was TRYING to be SUPPORTIVE of your original question and then you get all nasty to me! Heather, I have loved reading your posts in other threads and thought you were a lot nicer than this.

    It is a shame how people will put in type what they would never say to your face. Again, I apologize and will try to select my words more carefully in future.
  10. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by SingingNurse2
    Heather, I have loved reading your posts in other threads and thought you were a lot nicer than this.

    It is a shame how people will put in type what they would never say to your face.
    You obviously haven't read all of my posts, and you obviously haven't met me.
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  12. by   emily_mom
    Originally posted by getbabygirl
    Why do some people view other peoples messages, but they never respond to them. Just wondering is it because the topics are boring or simply not enofe time to type a response?
    getbabygirl Do you read everything in the library? I didn't say you "had" to respond. I just wanted to know some of the reasons why people don't respond okay so I wish people would quit blowing s**t out of proportion!!!!!
    getbabygirl Yes that helps I wish more people where like you. It seems like everybody takes things personally. I don't ask trivia questions.
    MY GOD, chill out!! Coming here and bashing everyone is not the way to get your question answered. Your OP has a p.o'd smilie....meaning to me that you were annoyed from the beginning. Obviously there is a lot to learn here and coming off all self-righteous isn't the way to do it.

    That said, I'm glad you don't ask trivia questions!
  13. by   MishlB
    See, these are the kind of posts that annoy me. Why is the sky blue? Why is my a&$ so big? And besides, what does asking trivia questions have to do with anything??

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