Serial post abandoner
Does anyone else suffer from this?
Lately (like last few months) I’ve found myself doing my normal perusing of the forums, reading threads, feeling like I have something to contribute, typing a (often lengthy) reply and then when I get to the re-reading stage to check it says what I intended to say and in the way I want to say it and doesn’t have any glaring typos I just go “Ah stuff it, can’t be bothered!” and delete the whole lot and close the tab!
My ‘typed to submitted’ post ratio is probably about 5:1 these days, I’m not even sure why, it’s not on controversial threads or anything like that, I just get overcome with this feeling of can’t-be-botheredness where I worry that I’ll come back and check on the thread later to find someone has misread/ignored/argued or whatever and that actually Id be better off just leaving it.
Is it a symptom of general malaise of attitude on the forum, or just a personal disenchantment and grumpyness that I need to get over?Posted 5 months agoMTB-IdleMember
it’s a bit like some good advice I was given at work a long time ago. It was suggested that it would be better if I leave some of my emails 24 hours before replying i.e. after jabbing the keys with an angry or emotional response, just leave it be for a while and then re-read it before firing it off.
It usually turned out that I could retype a less confrontational email or in many cases just ignore what had previously riled me for the tosh it actually was.
Worked for me.
P.S. I actually wrote this yesterday and left it before replying 😆 😉Posted 5 months agoamediasMember
Graham et al. This is more than just self censoring and reflecting before posting, which I did/do anyway. This is full on typed what I wanted to say, re-read and checked it, and then just simply thought “why bother”.
But glad I’m not alone 😀
(although I nearly didn’t post this reply!)Posted 5 months agoesselgruntfuttockMember
I do it loads as well. Often on an advice question I’ll type what I know works & before posting I think, ‘ahh sod it, no-one ever takes any bloody notice’ & don’t bother. Done it loads of times.Posted 5 months ago
(What pisses me off most though is when you give someone advice that you know for certain &…no reply. Then 10 pages later someone says the same thing & the OP thanks THEM & says, ‘ooh champion thanks a lot for that’ :roll:)
What pisses me off most though is when you give someone advice that you know for certain &…no reply. Then 10 pages later someone says the same thing & the OP thanks THEM & says, ‘ooh champion thanks a lot for that’ 🙄
I have a wife like that. She has a problem, I make a suggestion she ignores, three weeks later she turns up with advice from a stranger that matches what I said and thinks it’s the best advice ever given.Posted 5 months agoEsmeSubscriber
Then 10 pages later someone says the same thing and the OP thanks THEM and says, ‘ooh champion thanks a lot for that’
What I find even more irritating is when we all make the effort to give advice (eg suggesting routes) and the OP never comes back to the thread. And never thanks anyone.Posted 5 months agoesselgruntfuttockMember
What I find even more irritating is when we all make the effort to give advice (eg suggesting routes) and the OP never comes back to the thread. And never thanks anyone.
I agree BUT!… quite often when I have received/followed advice then come back & said, ‘thanks, sorted!’ people still keep giving advice &/or just carry on with it! So sometimes the OP has said thanks but It’s all been lost in resultant threads.Posted 5 months ago
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