Post # 1
Okay, so I know everybody is just trying to help and everyone has their own taste and opinions so I’m just ranting….
Why do people not read posts?
Seriously! Someone asks a question and gives specifics about what they want/need/like/hate and they ask for help, and so much of the time it seems like people don’t read anymore than the title of the thread.
This is NOT in response to one particular thread or person, because it’s happened since I started on the bee and it happens daily. It just seems to be a matter of people not paying attention, or caring maybe.
Someone asks for a simple, A-line dress with lace–any recommendations?
Sure! Here you go:
Makes me want to break out the sarcasm font or chant about opposite land.
It usually doesn’t bother me with my own threads because I just ignore people. But it makes me feel bad for newer bees who I’m sure are totally confused by the responses they get a lot of the time.
I know I’m probably guilty of it myself sometimes, but truly, at least skim the OP’s first post!
Post # 3
I will admit, when the post is really long, half way through I start to skim. But if I find its something I want to comment on I go back and give it a second read. Mostly because it drives me a little crazy when I see someone ask a question about a post, assuming the topic wasn’t addressed, when there’s actually a whole paragraph dedicated to the matter. Don’t get me wrong, we all miss something sometimes. But I do agree that it’s been happening quite often.
Post # 4
haha I totally agree! It applies not only to WB
I work as an academic advisor for an online university and answer emails every day, I can’t tell you how many times the same student will send the same question back to me that I just answered. It’s absurd!
But like you said, I might be guilty of it too! I think sometimes our brains only read what we want them to!
Post # 5
Agreed with PP. Keep it short you will get an accurate response. I am so lazy. That’s why. And I think my opinion is more important than yours.
Post # 6
Yeah, sometimes I skim or the way it was worded leaves things open to interpretation. The way I see it, at least the person took time to respond to your post, we have so many people who complain that their questions never get an answer.
Post # 7
@heather25: lol, I totally think my opinion is the most important! I sometimes get mildly offended that an OP responds to other people and not to me because clearly my response was WAY better than theirs, LOL.
@PitBulLover: happens IRL constantly of course. I guess it’s just an extension of the People Can’t Read Signs rule.
@claireos: yep, short and blunt usually gets better responses and more (depending on the topic)
Post # 8
@KatyElle: very true!
@kala_way: lol yes, must be
Post # 9
this made me laugh out loud. My personal favorite would be: (and this is just me being sarcastic, no particular post)
Q: My finace’s shabby hair is keeping him from getting job interviews. How do I tell him?
A: It sounds like you’re not accepting of who he is. If you don’t like his hair, you don’t deserve to marry him!
I also “enjoy” how someone different asks for first dance song recommendations daily, on a new thread.
Post # 10
@kala_way: Seriously just chuckled outl loud in my office!
Post # 11
@kala_way: I am definitely guilty of skimming sometimes, but I can totally relate to feeling a little offended when an OP responds to a bunch of other posters but not to me! I always feel kind of bad afterward, like, was my response that unhelpful? Then again, I know I do the same thing with my own posts…it’s difficult to respond to everyone, especially when a lot of responses are similar.
Post # 12
@angeebride: They obviously need counselling. This might be a red flag! lol My Darling Husband wears pleated pants, and I almost had to end it.
@MM423: so true 🙂 it usually happens when I’ve been on WB for too long. If I get up and do something else, I eventually break out of the funk and realize how silly I’m being!
Post # 13
@kala_way: Awesome! I TOTALLY think you should get that dress in the pic… good choice, and you will be a BEAUTIFUL bride!
(Sorry, I couldn’t resist.)
Post # 14
@kala_way: Whew, can’t tell you how happy I am you responded to this…I was wallowing again that I was the one one who hadn’t gotten a response! Close one.
Post # 15
snicker. i know i’m guilty of not fully reading things and have likely asked questions about a post when it’s clearly stated by the OP. I DO notice, however, when people make either unrelvant suggestions or ask questions about things the OP has already explained.