Why do so many people respond to a post with the same answer?

by SalmaR
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I've noticed this with new and old warriors alike. 50 people responding to a post with the same answer and sometimes I wonder if there could be a better way to show your agreement without repeating the same thing over and over.

Any thoughts?
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  • Profile picture of the author sandrasims
    Good question. If there are a lot of replies I usually just read the first few, then scan the rest. So I guess a lot of people don't actually read the replies before posting their own.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
      Good question. If there are a lot of replies I usually just read the first few, then scan the rest. So I guess a lot of people don't actually read the replies before posting their own.

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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
        Originally Posted by Bill Farnham View Post

        Good question. If there are a lot of replies I usually just read the first few, then scan the rest. So I guess a lot of people don't actually read the replies before posting their own.

        ~Bill
        That is a good thing to ask. I guess if a lot of people write something in response, it might be a good idea to just glance over the first 5 or so and then buzz over the ones remaining. It seems that quite a few folks are not paying close attention to the answers of the folks before them and are simply going ahead to put together their own version.

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      • Profile picture of the author Roaddog
        Originally Posted by Bill Farnham View Post

        Good question. If there are a lot of replies I usually just read the first few, then scan the rest. So I guess a lot of people don't actually read the replies before posting their own.

        ~Bill
        lol...

        I knew some one would do that...should have known it would be you, Bill...:p


        Rofl
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      • Profile picture of the author Steve McBride
        Originally Posted by Bill Farnham View Post

        Good question. If there are a lot of replies I usually just read the first few, then scan the rest. So I guess a lot of people don't actually read the replies before posting their own.

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    • Profile picture of the author f5mtadas
      Yes that is true and another important reason, Warrior forum dont send email notification by defaults because of new post, so mainly people just keep on reading on the author post
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      • Profile picture of the author Sandor Verebi
        Originally Posted by f5mtadas View Post

        Yes that is true and another important reason, Warrior forum dont send email notification by defaults because of new post, so mainly people just keep on reading on the author post
        But if you wish, you can set the 'getting email notifications about new posts' option in your user control panel, see: edit options.

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        • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
          It's a herd thing, especially if the answer makes sense. Yeah, that's the ticket...

          Some want to show their sig.

          Some want to up their post count. Watch any popular thread and look for the point where a lot of brand new people start dropping one-liner 'me, too' posts.

          Many barely read the subject line, much less the whole thread.
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    • Profile picture of the author J Bold
      Originally Posted by sscot View Post

      Who is the 16th President of United States? The only answer is Abraham Lincoln.
      Herodutus, as possibly the first historian, is known as the "Father of History."

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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Lenney
      Originally Posted by sscot View Post

      Who is the 16th President of United States? The only answer is Abraham Lincoln.
      Herodutus, as possibly the first historian, is known as the "Father of History."

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  • Profile picture of the author J Cohen
    Originally Posted by SalmaR View Post

    I've noticed this with new and old warriors alike. 50 people responding to a post with the same answer and sometimes I wonder if there could be a better way to show your agreement without repeating the same thing over and over.

    Any thoughts?

    I was just wondering why some people ask the same question




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  • Profile picture of the author Ezra Anderson
    I think people just like to say "their own opinion", even if their opinion has already been said by someone else! lol
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    Because, [gasp] this is first and foremost a discussion forum. IF you've ever had a discussion with more than one person your liable to have the same opinion as someone else.

    Add in the nuances of language, personality, sense of humor, etc, and you get a dynamic group of people trying to add to the discussions and come back to see how others reacted to it.

    And then of course there is sig exposure (which I have turned mine off for this post, since I am point it out). Want to know how many orders I've gotten because of my posts in the forum? Your going to have to buy me WSO for me to tell you!

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  • Profile picture of the author InfinetADs
    Posting before reading all the other replies is my guess.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisAlta
    A lot of warriors want there signatures seen and that's alright. We all are internet marketers and want to make money.

    It's the silly 1 liner responses like "great post, thanks for the information." And then HUGE SIGNATURE sticks out at the bottom lol.

    Those one's right there aren't offering any value to the forum and should just be banned.

    However with warriors answering the same questions with the same answers, it's because they want to really help that person out!

    And a lot of the times, at least with me, I'll scroll through a few of the threads answers, and then leave my answer not really checking out what everyone else has said. Especially if it's a long thread!

    I'm sure we all have our reasons, but I would hope it's to add value and to really answer someones question!

    cheers!
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    • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
      Originally Posted by ChrisAlta View Post

      A lot of warriors want there signatures seen and that's alright. We all are internet marketers and want to make money.
      Say's the guy who did just that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Originally Posted by SalmaR View Post

    I've noticed this with new and old warriors alike. 50 people responding to a post with the same answer and sometimes I wonder if there could be a better way to show your agreement without repeating the same thing over and over.

    Any thoughts?
    Now that's an exaggeration. Even so, bear in mind that not everyone reads everyone else's answers. And sometimes people will agree, but then they will add a different perspective. I read a lot of threads and I rarely see what you've just described. I'll see SOME agreement in some threads, but not to the degree that you're talking about.

    And yes, people do want to get their sig files seen too. Hey, it's a marketing forum.

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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Daniel
    Good question. If there are a lot of replies I usually just read the first few, then scan the rest. So I guess a lot of people don't actually read the replies before posting their own.


    Edit: oh wait, somebody already did that
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    • Profile picture of the author Craig McPherson
      Originally Posted by Justin Stowe View Post

      great post! that was very useful information
      Justin, made me give a hearty chuckle.

      Thanks man

      ps: Are you the guy that comments on all my blogs like 10 times a day???
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  • Profile picture of the author mysterrio
    Originally Posted by SalmaR View Post

    I've noticed this with new and old warriors alike. 50 people responding to a post with the same answer and sometimes I wonder if there could be a better way to show your agreement without repeating the same thing over and over.

    Any thoughts?
    Im is not that hard...perhaps it is because of that fact OR the way the Wf works...as I post this 5 others could be posting the same thing...humm..not sure.
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    • Profile picture of the author barbarajean
      I DID actually read the whole thread b4 posting so I don't think I am being redundant here.

      Here is another scenario: I was writing a post in another thread about a half hour ago & by the time I submitted my post, a few others had posted similar things to what I ended up writing - but they weren't there when I started writing so I had no idea they would be me to the punch.



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  • Profile picture of the author NETDAWG
    Too lazy to read the other replies..

    Lets face it - information is going to be recycled over and over on this forum. If you have time to set up camp on here and write eloquent and unique replies, then you deserve a golden star.
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  • Profile picture of the author Seth Bias
    I would post my answer here but it will be some what like everyone elses. Most people don't read all the responses and just reply.. Or someone is just trying to get his signature views and just replys with short answers.
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  • Profile picture of the author itsmeantor
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    If many people say the same thing, it makes the answer stronger and justified. I think there is a good side for it and that's why it's a forum. Just my thoughts...
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  • Profile picture of the author Alfredo Carrion
    Great minds think alike

    Sometimes there's only one [established] answer to a frequently asked question and 2 or 3 people write about it at the same time and they don't realize that until they click the submit button. There you have your 3 similar answers to the same question.

    And of course, some people answer before reading ALL the other replies.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Wagoner
    And sometimes we are all writing a post at once...

    I've started answering an unanswered post several times and found after I hit the Post Reply button four people were ahead of me.

    Sometimes the answers were the same.
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  • Profile picture of the author Suthan M
    So you want me to possibly re-word the sentence so things look differently for you who ask the question?

    Geez- what happens to appreciating those who commented who actually took the time and effort to address your questions?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kacy Carlsen
    When I see a thread with many of the same answers, I don't post the same thing as I feel I am not contributing anything new to the topic.

    If I basically am agreeing with what others have posted, but I have ADDITIONAL information to add, then I will contribute to the conversation

    Hope nobody already said this same thing, lol
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