Just Curious?

  1. 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?
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    About getbabygirl

    Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 92
    Nursing Assistant (STNA)


  3. by   LilgirlRN
    If it's all been said before I don't say anything cause I have nothing else to add.
  4. by   NurseShell
    In my case...sometimes I view a thread and don't have anything to add. For example if it's a topic that I have NO CLUE about, I read what's there, but I don't reply. OR if it's a thread that just makes me mad (for whatever reason) and I have nothing "nice" to say - I say nothing at all. Other times I'm just stopping in for a quick "allnurses fix" and don't have time to reply. Also, if I've already responded to a thread and I'm reading what was said after my reply - I may not add anything and that registers as a "view". does that help?
    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?

  6. by   Asiancutie
    i like viewing messages but i rarely respond. sometimes, i just don't have any opinion on the topic and sometimes i just don't have time to respond. i'm a passive member i guess...
  7. by   Mimi Wheeze
    Yup, what Heather said...
  8. by   Mr Who
    *shrugs* :chuckle
  9. by   dadrn
    I'm new at this. how do you know if somebody viewed your thread? I like reading to see what is going on elsewhere.
  10. by   finallyRN
    I usually don't have time to respond to threads but I enjoy reading sometimes. When I do respond to a thread I like to continue to follow it to see what others have said.
  11. by   emily_mom
    Yeah, what Heather said....
    Originally posted by dadrn
    I'm new at this. how do you know if somebody viewed your thread?
    On the main oage where the threads are listed, if you follow the line across it will say who started the thread, how many replies it has, how many views, and when the last post was.

  13. by   SingingNurse2
    I've got to say, it would be really nice if people would put more specific titles on their posts instead of "help" or "question" so you could know whether you should waste your time opening it. Just my two cents worth! ^_^
  14. by   getbabygirl
    I'm so sorry to have wasted your precious time. I know that you have been so busy! Just adding my two cents!!!!