Rant: 'Commenting to follow'

posted 3 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
Member
3896 posts
Honey bee

@FauxBoho:  I was thinking this too! Like you can’t be f*cked to even pretend to care and you are just rubber necking. Ugh. It really winds me up.

 

Post # 4
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3237 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@FauxBoho: ….I don’t think of it as rude. I think of it as they are struggling with something similar and want to follow along to hear other ladies advice.

Post # 5
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3978 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Birdee106:  I agree here. I don’t think I’ve posted with “commenting to follow” but I’ve followed bee’s stories because I like knowing if they have resolved things. I “followed” a lot on wiating threads when I was also waiting because I wanted to learn from others. I don’t think it’s rude. 

Post # 6
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3896 posts
Honey bee

@Birdee106:  Yeah but how hard is it to type “sorry to hear this” etc. You don’t have to give loads of avice or say much but surely you could put something rather than commenting to follow.

Post # 7
Member
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve noticed this, but I don’t have a problem with it. I don’t think it necessarily means that a person is just interested in the drama and being entertained, which it seems is how you read it (please correct me if I’m wrong about that). I think the commenter might not have anything to add to the discussion because everything they want to say has already been said but that they want to see how the situation turns out for the OP because they actually care and hope it turns out for the best.

Personally, I have written this before on threads where the poster is really going through something, but I try to add “I hope this works out for the best” or something like that to show concern.

Post # 8
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2973 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@FauxBoho:  I did this once until I realized that there is a “Subscribe” and a “Add to favorites button”. 

 

So now I don’t consider it as rude, I just want to shake everyone through the screen and point those options out 😛 

 

Post # 9
Member
3598 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Why not just subscribe to the thread instead of cluttering it up?

 

Post # 11
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10489 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I just don’t get it.  I’ve seen it mostly on threads where I don’t think most people would think it was rude, like the ‘what’s your favourite skinnytaste recipe’ type threads, but what does commenting do?  Can’t people just subscribe or favourite it without commenting?

Post # 13
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3813 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Definitely agreed.  I can understand on a tips and advice or project thread, but for the really emotional threads it’s totally blatant rubbernecking.

Post # 14
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3896 posts
Honey bee

@FauxBoho:  BTW I hope you understand how difficult I was to not just type *** COMMENTING TO FOLLOW*** and watch you blow up! 😉 he he. Wink 

Post # 15
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2441 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I do think it’s rude, especially when someone needs help with something. You could at least say ‘I’m sorry to hear you’re going through this’ or something if you really want to comment.

Post # 16
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10489 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Mimoza:  Since you’ve done it, how does commenting help you follow it?

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